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What does it mean when you bruise easy and stay bruised for long period of time?

What does it mean when you bruise easy and stay bruised for long period of time?

Poor clottong: Blood vessels are fragile or platelet count is low. Suggest blood test for platelets, ptp and ppt with your primary. ...Read more

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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My shin on my right knee that meets the knee protrudes outward, very painful. Painfull to walk, kneel, stand up from kneeling, running for a long period of time sometimes very tender to the touch.

My shin on my right knee that meets the knee protrudes outward, very painful. Painfull to walk, kneel, stand up from kneeling, running for a long period of time sometimes very tender to the touch.

If: If you are young and still growing, this may be due to a condition known as osgood schlater's or tibial tubercle apophysitis. This is a problem that generally heals on its own with time and maturity, although there are several options to help the discomfort in the mean time. Ice, anti-inflammatory medications (oral or topical), and a counter-force strap known as a chopat strap can be helpful. Sometimes a period of rest is needed to allow the symptoms to settle down. While the pain will usually eventually resolve, you may be left with a permanent protrusion or bump just below the knee even into adulthood.

If you are already an adult...Different diagnosis but similar treatment is often successful. Ultimately it would be best to have this evaluated by you primary care doctor or preferably an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Coul this long period be related to the car crash I was in a week ago? The seatbelt bruised me

Coul this long period be related to the car crash I was in a week ago? The seatbelt bruised me

Yes: Bruising and muscle contusion after a car crash typically last 2-8 weeks depending on the severity. If you're worried, call your primary care provider for a proper evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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During my period my private area is in pain as if I was punched down there, swollen or bruised. Or I had been riding a bike for a long time. Normal?

During my period my private area is in pain as if I was punched down there, swollen or bruised. Or I had been riding a bike for a long time. Normal?

No, not usual: Cyclic menstrual pain is not uncommon in the pelvic area. Uterine cramps and soreness in the pelvis are all responses to the hormone and chemical changes during a cycle. But vaginal pain is not usual. It may be a symptom of vaginal Endometriosis. Endometriosis is a benign condition common in women. Look up the condition and see if it fits. It may be treated with medications and birth control. ...Read more

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Should people with easy bruising also have longer heavier menstrual periods?

Should people with easy bruising also have longer heavier menstrual periods?

Bruising and peroids: Easy bruising of the skin can have many causes from meds, aging, sundamage and generally shouldn't be related to heavy menstrual flow unless there is a problem with blood coagulation. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for a bruise to heal? What can I do to avoid aggravating it and speed healing beyond the initial put-ice-on-it period?

How long does it usually take for a bruise to heal? What can I do to avoid aggravating it and speed healing beyond the initial put-ice-on-it period?

Not Too Complicated: If you were mugged by five large thugs in an alley in South Central, it could take weeks. If you bumped your forearm on the door knob to a dressing room in Macy's, maybe a week. So, if it's sore, decrease use to that area 'till it feels better. If it's swollen, elevate it if you can. Tylenol (acetaminophen). And time. Not too complicated unless it gets worse for some reason, then get it looked at. ...Read more

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Her period started on the 15 ended on feb. 26, which is abnormal for her already. And her boobs still feel bruised and sore. What can this mean?

Her period started on the 15 ended on feb. 26, which is abnormal for her already. And her boobs still feel bruised and sore. What can this mean?

Abnormal menses: There are many things that influence our hormonal shifts such as weight gain or loss, stress, illnesses, etc. Dysfunctional uterine bleeding causing irregularities in the normal menstrual cycle happens often. Fibrocystic breast disease can cause soreness as well as hormonal changes. Sexually transmitted disease and pregnancy-related issues can cause unusual bleeding. FP/OBGyn visit is a good start ...Read more

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How long after taking Plan B can it cause hormonal imbalance? Got period 9 days ago, (on time,)but having other effects; breasts tender & bloating...

How long after taking Plan B can it cause hormonal imbalance? Got period 9 days ago, (on time,)but having other effects; breasts tender & bloating...

Not plan b: The effects of plan n the only last for a day or two. Symptoms you are having at this time would not be related to that. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Tender breasts, backaches, nausea- after 2 days of spotting. Now 2 days before a normal period. Usually week long periods and on time-whats going on?

Tender breasts, backaches, nausea- after 2 days of spotting. Now 2 days before a normal period. Usually week long periods and on time-whats going on?

Preg test?: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. If negative see your doctor to discuss these symptoms. Birth-control would likely help prevent them. ...Read more

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I pulled my groin/inner thigh playing soccer after a long sedentary period and the injured muscles have started bruising. Should I go see a doctor?

I pulled my groin/inner thigh playing soccer after a long sedentary period and the injured muscles have started bruising. Should I go see a doctor?

Yes.: It is not possible to properly diagnose the extent of the injury without a physical examination, even in the digital age. If there is bruising tracking down the leg, the muscle is at least partially torn. Evaluating range of motion and extent of ecchymosis as well as palpation of the tissue is necessary to make the correct diagnosis and to determine the best treatment. ...Read more

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Amenorrhea, acne, migraines, fatigue, easy bruise. Need bring on period. Re says wait;ob says progesterone; pcp says workup on cushing's. Who do I listen?

Amenorrhea, acne, migraines, fatigue, easy bruise. Need bring on period. Re says wait;ob says progesterone; pcp says workup on cushing's. Who do I listen?

Cushing's workup: Without delay, even if it's unlikely. And congratulations to your primary care physician for the right answer. The key to good medical practice is to think of the most serious treatable entity, and rule it in or out. ...Read more

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45 yo female may be menopausal (periods changing heavier, sweats, and taking longer to come) and I'm easily bruising, are these two things related?

45 yo female may be menopausal (periods changing heavier, sweats, and taking longer to come) and I'm easily bruising, are these two things related?

May be: You need to see a hematology doctor to check out your blood to see if you have a clotting factor disorder which you may or may not and you need to see your gyn for a workup, exam and ultrasound and additional hormone testing. ...Read more

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Could tiredness, nausea, unexplained bruising, heavy long lasting periods, & recurrent canker sores 3 mos postpartum indicate low iron?

Could tiredness, nausea, unexplained bruising, heavy long lasting periods, & recurrent canker sores 3 mos postpartum indicate low iron?

Could be but...: It is hard to say without a thorough history and exam, maybe some testing- blood, thyroid, etc. Three months postpartum may seem like a life-time for you. Your habits, nutrition, sleep patterns, hormones, stress may still be playing a major factor on your immune system. Get to a Dr. And be evaluate asap ...Read more

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Why do I bruise every month before my period?

Why do I bruise every month before my period?

Bruising: It is not typical to notice bruising specifically around the time of the menstrual cycle. Consider seeing a primary care doctor to undergo an evaluation for easy bruising. ...Read more

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I'm getting bruises for no reason and have no period?

I'm getting bruises for no reason and have no period?

This warrants: Medical exam if you have missed your period for 3 cycles or if bruising is significant. ...Read more

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I've had lumpy tender heavy breasts for 6 weeks been my doctors had a period but was far longer than normal?

I've had lumpy tender heavy breasts for 6 weeks been my doctors had a period but was far longer than normal?

Cycle related: So you are describing breast symptoms leading up to an abnormal period after an abnormal inter-period interval. This is worthy of a workup that would include testing of thyroid function and screening for diabetes, for example. Your symptoms are clearly linked to abnormal cycling which in most cases is hormonal in nature. ...Read more

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Why do I get bruises on my legs 2 days before period?

Why do I get bruises on my legs 2 days before period?

Bruises: It is difficult to say as to why you get bruises just before your period. .. Some people however may have low platelets or liver disorders which may cause bruising. If this continues I would get an exam blood work and get checked for endometriosis. ...Read more

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After my period a lump appeared on my clit it hurts when touched there is also a little bruise on it what happened?

After my period a lump appeared on my clit it hurts when touched there is also a little bruise on it what happened?

Need exam: This is one of those things that will require an examination. There are several possibilities. A herpes infection. A yeast infection. A bacterial infection are all possibilities. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more