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What Does It Mean When You Bruise Easy And Stay Bruised For Long Period Of Time
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
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 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
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
What could it mean if your nipples r tender for a long period of time (2months or longer) & your for sure not pregnant?
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
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
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
I was bent down for a short period of time n now I have had a numb spot on my calf for 2 days...Y is that? I am a 23 fem. It also has a bruise there.
Gastrocnemius: Possibly ruptured some calf muscle fibers aka gastrocnemius. No specific treatment. ...Read more
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...
My breast are so tender and I already had my period why could this be happening? I have been trying to get pregnant for a long time cud this b a sign?
Possibly pregnant.: Check a pregnancy test. You may be pregnant. ...Read more
What's happening im suppose to start m period soon (within the next few days) and lately my breat have been tingling and feel a little bruised. The last time I had sex was 8 weeks ago and we used a condom and since then I've had my period twice (the first
I have had very irregular period I began taking vitex (agnus cactus) 3 weeks ago now for the very first time in so long I feel like I am about to start a period with sore tender breast is the vitex really working?
Doubtful: See what happens, but no scientific evidence supports that vitex 'works' at all. It's likely just coincidence; sorry. ...Read more
So I had my period the same time I normally do (in January) use the same amount as tampons as I normally do. But then next moth (february) I don't have my period and I start to get tender breast. Does this mean I was pregnant before my first day of my las
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?
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
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
When I get a bruise or scratch an itch my body is showing the bruise or scratch marks for longer periods than I am used to. Should I be concerned?
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?
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
Easy bruising on legs, calf pain, bloated stomach and gas in stomach. Periods r heavy and irregular. Doctors don't know what's wrong?
This warrants: Medical exam if you have missed your period for 3 cycles or if bruising is significant. ...Read more
No not really: No it will not make you miss your period. ...Read more
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
I've had extremely painful period cramps they subside for a bit and when they do, I feel very bruised and sensitive. Thoughts?
After my period a lump appeared on my clit it hurts when touched there is also a little bruise on it what happened?
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