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What Causes The Skin To Bruise Easily
Can carbuncles cause bruising? Is it possible for a carbuncle to develop and be so hard that it bruises the skin around it?
Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more
Trauma or Infection : Dark and swollen nipple could indicate recent trauma with underlying hemorrhage and edema which can occur after intense love-making. It could also mean infection of the breast ducts or soft tissue or something is growing inside the ducts like early cancer especially at your age of 49. Check with your doctor if it does not improve after a week with daily warm compress and topical antibiotic. ...Read more
Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
Pigmentation: Increased pigmentation in the labia is normal in the same way that your lips are more pigmented than your surrounding face. ...Read more
Inflammation!: It could be infectious, or chemical irritation. Since you did not specify whether you were circumsided, no specific answer can be made. See your pcp or go to a urologist! ...Read more
Thin skin: Thin skin and increased capillary(very tiny vessels in the skin) fragility can lead to easy bruisability and skin injury from trivial trauma. Are you taking anticoagulants like warfarin or daily aspirin? Make sure you're not lacking in vit. C, vit.K or taking , alleve type medications, corticosteroids, or too much viT.E. The back of the hands and forearms have very thin skin which bruises easily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Force: Obviously, any type of force, like severe forceful sex, can cause skin trauma. Activities like "dry humping" would increase the risk of cuts/abrasions too. Sometimes, the skin just gets dry itself and lacerations can occur as well. If any discharge, no non healing areas, than see a dr. For an evaluation of the area, best wishes. ...Read more
Compression stocking: This is a very difficult problem to correct, and resolves slowly over a long period of time. First get a doppler ultrasound venous exam to ascertain the underlying problem. Then compression stockings and elevation are helpful. Venous ablation may be appropriate depending on doppler finding. See a doctor specializing in vein care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ingrown Toenail: An ingrown toenail can result from a number of things. Poorly fitting shoes and toenails that are not properly trimmed are the most common causes. The skin along the edge of a toenail may become red and infected. The great toe is affected most often, but any toenail can become ingrown. ...Read more
Different scar types: It all depends what type of scar you have. If it is symptomatic or increasing in size, have your dermatologist or plastic surgeon take a look. There are various things that can be done to improve the cosmesis of it if it bothers you. ...Read more
Several causes: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
For someone who has a mild condition of eczema causing the skin to scar and darken is there anything that can get the skin back to its original color?
Possibly: Eczema is frequently well controlled with cortisone type topical medicines. If there is full thickness scarring then improvement will be limited to the extent of damage. The damage most often comes from the excoriation caused by scratching to relieve the itch often accompanying eczema. Antipruritics therefore are important in treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several things : There are a variety of reasons: http://nell-rose.Hubpages.Com/hub/easy-bruising-and-thin-skin-the-causes-and-some-self-help-ideas. ...Read more
What treatment can be used to get rid of a broken blood vessel on the eye lid caused by rubbing the eye to hard?
Eye treatment: You MUST go to the nearest Emergency facility and they will determine if you need to be helped in the Emergency Facility or be transferred to the Medical Facility. Please let me know how things go. Michael Kleerekoper ...Read more
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