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What does it mean if I have easy bruising?

What does it mean if I have easy bruising?

Various causes: Bruising may be from a variety of causes including: fragile skin (eg, elderly or collagen vascular disorders), low platelets (thrombocytopenia), bleeding disorders (eg, von willebrand disease, hemophilia), or medication effect (aspirin, plavix, (clopidogrel) warfarin). ...Read more

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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


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What does it mean if I have bruising?

What does it mean if I have bruising?

Purple skin mark: A bruise is a leakage of blood from a skin vein. Most bruises are caused by trauma to the skin in otherwise healthy people. If there is no trauma, it can signify something wrong with the vein, or with the bloods ability to coagulate properly, and can signify a blood disorder like leukemia. Older peope get arm bruises, and even tearing of the skin, from thin, sun damaged skin. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have painful skin?

What does it mean if I have painful skin?

Dermatitis: You really should see a dermatologist because this is something new....Right? They might need to do a biopsy. And at the least, you have a doctor trained in skin following you. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have really dark armpits?

What does it mean if you have really dark armpits?

Nothing: This most likely is just a genetic inheritance from ancestors that had pigmentation. Depending on your race, this can be more prominent that in lighter-colored people. Many areas of the body have hyperpigmentation for one cave-man-related reason or another. It doesn't sound like an infection, ringworm, nor any other condition that you need to treat. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have skin sores?

What does it mean if I have skin sores?

Infection? Diabetes?: Many causes forcskin sores including mrsa, diabetes, other infections. This can spread even internally and must be treated earlyvto avoid more serious complications. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have skin ulcers?

What does it mean if I have skin ulcers?

Impaired circulation: Skin ulcers are typically caused by impaired circulation. This can happen as a result of pressure, as in bed-sores and diabetic foot ulcers, or from peripheral artery disease. They are often painless which can be deceiving as we tend to take painless things less seriously. They are always important to treat, however, as they can easily become infected and then cause major problems. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a tesicular tumor? Is it hard? Does it cause any pain? What does it feel like and does it cause anything else?

How can I tell if I have a tesicular tumor? Is it hard? Does it cause any pain? What does it feel like and does it cause anything else?

This is not Cancer: Young boys do not get testicular cancer. Testicular cancer is seen in older young men from ages 26 to 32. They often develop a lump on their testicle itself that can be tender to touch. The testicles in men are otherwise smooth to touch in contrast to the lumpy curvy feel of the blood vessels and tubes that are separate from the testicles that go to the prostate gland. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have big areola?

What does it mean when you have big areola?

It means that each : Of us is unique. Size tends to increase during pregnancy and breast feeding. ...Read more

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What does it mean if it itches and hurts when I pee?

What does it mean if it itches and hurts when I pee?

Likely infection: Especially with high frequence urination and small amount per void. The itching may point to yeast infection but urinalaysis is needed to confirm or refute this and proceed with treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have bone pain?

What does it mean when you have bone pain?

Lots of things: Bone pain can mean lots of things from fractures to "growing pains" to joint problems to various infectious diseases to cancer, depending on your age, sex and other risk factors. It never hurts to see your doc. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your nipple is hard and it hurts?

What does it mean if your nipple is hard and it hurts?

You need: To see your doc for an evaluation, it could be a number of things, but sometimes breast cancers cause skin changes around the nipple(pagets disease). ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have bone pain when is cold?

What does it mean if I have bone pain when is cold?

Most likely arthri--: Tis is present and in cold weather, one experiences pain. In some places its called rheumatism. So most likely have some arthritis. You don't need the weatherman to tell you a cold front is on its way towards your area. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have boil?

What does it mean if I have boil?

Infection: A boil is a deeper seat abcess under the skin surface. It is like a pimple gone wild. They protrude above the skin line, go deep into the subdermal layers, and can be painful and easily traumatized. You can try overlaying it with a very warm soak and then lancing it with a sterile needle if available. If you have the least concern, see your family doc or an er doc. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my scoliosis hurt so much?

What does it mean if my scoliosis hurt so much?

Scoliosis: Pain may be related to the curve itself, degenerative arthritic changes of the spine, or compression of the spinal cord or nerve roots, and other causes. Best to see an orthopedic surgeon/spine specialist. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have urticaria?

What does it mean if I have urticaria?

Hives: Urticaria is simply the medical term for hives. It can be classified as acute (short term) or chronic (greater than ~6 weeks). Acute urticaria could be due to (but not limited) to allergic or infectious in nature. In contrast, chronic daily hives are not typically due to an external allergy. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a bruise feels cold?

What does it mean if a bruise feels cold?

The circulation is : Temporarily not as good in the area of the injury. Circulation feels nice & warm. Tissue which is not perfusing as well may feel cooler. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have cough?

What does it mean if I have cough?

Infection: Most coughs lasting less than a couple weeks are related to viral infections or less likely bacterial infection. Chronic coughs are usually related to post nasal drip from allergies, asthma, and occasionally heart burn disease (gerd). Other possibilities include medications called ace inhibitors and rarely more concerning processes that need more careful history. ...Read more

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What does it mean if i can tought my cervix?

What does it mean if i can tought my cervix?

Anatomy: Nothing. Why would you think there was something wrong with you touching your own anatomy? ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more