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What does a hematoma look like? 

What does a hematoma look like? 

Swelling: Hematomas often look like a discrete buldge or swelling with a boarder ranging in size. It may have a blueish discoloration and may be warm to touch. Some internal hematomas, like subdural hematomas can not be visualized without imaging studies. ...Read more

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Hematoma (Definition)

A condition in which there has been bleeding between the scalp and the skull, and the blood is trapped under the scalp, forming a blood-filled bulge. Can usually ...Read more


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What does a torn tricep muscle look like. I fell and thought i had a huge hematoma. Now it looks like I have an indentation

What does a torn tricep muscle look like.  I fell and thought i had a huge hematoma. Now it looks like I have  an indentation

You may have one: While you may not have such a tear , if there is any question you should check it out i wouldn't worry as much about the bruising but the indentation concerns me. ...Read more

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When a nail is falling off after a subungual hematoma, what will the nail under it look like? It looks like i can see bone underneath.

Nail bed injury: Subungual hematoma by definition means that you had a laceration of the nail bed that is the source of the blood. So expect to see an open wound. ...Read more

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What does a bruise look like in the early stages?

What does a bruise look like in the early stages?

Dark from hematoma: Bruise appearance depends upon 3 variables: amount of underlying tissue damage whereby more damage equals more local bleeding and larger darker tinted bruise; depth below skin whereby a deep bruise further below an area of thick overlying skin and tissue may appear lighter colored; and duration of bleeding within injured tissue whereby longer periods of bleeding causes darker discoloration. ...Read more

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Do brown recluse bites look like bruise?

Do brown recluse bites look like bruise?

Brown recluse bites: Brown recluse bites often start as a bruise then often a dark black dot of necrosis in a center of a hard area of fat necrosis often getting red and infected. ...Read more

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Can melonoma appear suddenly and look like a tiny bruise?

Can melonoma appear suddenly and look like a tiny bruise?

Melanoma : Any suspicious lesion even if it appears suddenly will need to be biopsied to exclude malignancy. ...Read more

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Can a melanoma look like a bruise?

Can a melanoma look like a bruise?

Yes: Melanoma can have a variety of appearances. A bruise that appears with no trauma and doe not get better over a 3/4 week period should be evaluated by a dermatologist or your internist. ...Read more

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Does skin MRSA look like a bruise after vancomycin?

To vague: Vancomycin if given to fast causes red man syndrome. The skin becomes red a bruise doesn't sound like this is related to vancomycin. ...Read more

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Can mrsa look like a bruise? ive had mrsa a couple times before and it never has before.But i have what looks like bruise on my inner thigh

Can mrsa look like a bruise? ive had mrsa a couple times before and it never has before.But i have what looks like bruise on my inner thigh

NO: MRSA is an organism. It is methicillin resistant staph aureus. It is not bruising but is an infection of an open wound or of some part of the body . You would see infection in some manner to be expressed. ...Read more

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I noticed these hard red bumb that look like mosquitos bites but only on my thighs and turn into dark spot which has no pain so it's not a bruise?

I noticed these hard red bumb that look like mosquitos bites but only on my thighs and turn into dark spot which has no pain so it's not a bruise?

? Bed Bugs, Gnats?: Have you been in the woods? Do you feel well? No Headache? No fever? Have you stayed in a Hotel recently? Hard to imagine these Bumps. You may need to see a dermatologist. See your internist and he may direct you to a Derm Specialist. ...Read more

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I woke up with a very large purple spot on my thigh and it look like a bruise but does not hurt?

I woke up with a very large purple spot on my thigh and it look like a bruise but does not hurt?

Probably a bruise: You could have bumped the leg and this is the result- an ecchymosis. Not all bruises are painful. If the discoloration does not go away, then a biopsy may be necessary. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have about three penny sized red marks on knee. They aren't painful like a bruise, but they look like it. Don't know the origin. Concern?

Concerning: Yes it is concerning. What you are describing can be from a variety of conditions. It is important to have an exam, and prob some blood work done to find the exact etiology. This is prob a self limiting condition, but that reassurance can only be given after exam is done ...Read more

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Why does my healed staph infection look like a bruise?

Why does my healed staph infection look like a bruise?

Colored Healing: As injured skin heals, the body creates inflammation to do so which means fresh blood goes to the area and with it, many kinds of healing factors and cells. One type is called melanocytes which carry our skin pigment melanin. A healing occurs, these cells get deposited int he area and give it the brownish coloration you see. Over time, there will be some fading as the injury matures. ...Read more

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Have a huge,blue bruise on thigh.I don't recall injuring it.recently had long flight &concerned about DVT.could it look like a large bruise?

Have a huge,blue bruise on thigh.I don't  recall injuring it.recently had long flight &concerned about DVT.could it look like a large bruise?

Purpura: 32 year old lady with purpura on thigh. It sounds like you have a large bruise with no history of trauma. Need more history including medical conditions you may have, medications you take. This may indicate that you have a problem with coagulation or platelets such as Immune Thrombocytopenia Purpura. Workup for a DVT includes physical exam right away, and doppler ultrasound of veins in legs.Gluck ...Read more