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I have a deep muscle bruise in my calf. What is the best treatment?

I have a deep muscle bruise in my calf. What is the best treatment?

Cold followed by hea: In the acute phase, right after the bruise, you should put cold compress on the area, intermittently for about four hours to lessen the bleeding and swelling. After the first day you should put hot/warm compresses to increase blood flow and resolve the injury. Do not take Aspirin or related medications in the acute phase. ...Read more

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I have a deep muscle bruise in my calf. What is the best treatment to relieve pain and stiffness?

I have a deep muscle bruise in my calf. What is the best treatment to relieve pain and stiffness?

Muscle bruise Rx: Heat and gentle stretching exercises. When you are pain free, you can start strengthening and slowly return to you normal sports activities. Also otc ibuprophen or Naproxen - assuing you can safely take nsaids. ...Read more

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Treatment options for bruises? Thanks!

Treatment options for bruises? Thanks!

Warm compresses: Warm compresses and "tincture of time" are the only effective bruise treatments. More important is identifying their cause, unless it is obvious (i.e. An injury). Make sure the bruised person isn't being abused, or isn't developing bruises spontaneously, for no obvious reason. Such people need to be examined by a doctor. ...Read more

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Red bruise like knots. What is the treatment for that?

Red bruise like knots. What is the treatment for that?

First the diagnosis: Red bruise-like knots could be bruises or a number of different skin conditions. One such condition, erythema nodosum looks like bruises and is painful. Erythema nodosum can be caused by infections, medications and inflammatory conditions in the body. Before knowing how to treat your condition, it needs to be diagnosed properly. Please see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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My wife has abad bruise on the chest. Starting to get hard, how recommend treatment. Its been about 36 hours?

My wife has abad bruise on the chest. Starting to get hard, how recommend treatment. Its been about 36 hours?

Hematoma: Your wife has a hematoma of the chest wall.
It hardens over several days and may turn black and blue. You can use warm soaks which may help resolution.. ...Read more

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Treatment for insect bites with bruising?

Treatment for insect bites with bruising?

Bruising Insect Bite: There are a number of types of insects that cause bruising through bites such as spiders, bed bugs, ticks and mosquitoes as well as stings from wasps, bees or scorpions. Treatment can be topical cortisone for itching and redness and bio oil for bruises. ...Read more

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I have small nodules and severe bruising on both shins now for four months. What could this be and what would be the treatment?

I have small nodules and severe bruising on both shins now for four months. What could this be and what would be the treatment?

See derm: There are many things this could be but instead of worrying yourself with multiple diagnosis, make an appointment to see your dermatologist who might perform a biopsy to be sure. ...Read more

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Does the use of heat for treatment of general bruises/contusions the same as the use of it for treatment of "head" bruises/contusions or different?

Does the use of heat for treatment of general bruises/contusions the same as the use of it for treatment of "head" bruises/contusions or different?

Same: The principles are the same if you're referring to scalp contusions and not brain injuries. Of course with head injuries you have to be on the lookout for worsening headaches, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, confusion, etc which would raise the suspicion of associated brain injury. ...Read more

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Son has swelling and bruising at the tip of upper femur, treatment?

Son has swelling and bruising at the tip of upper femur, treatment?

See below: Is this the hip/femoral head area? If so, it could be a simple bruise but a fracture is a possibility as well. What was the mechanism of injury. If traumatic, an evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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Bruise on leg from a fall on a scooter, what is the treatment how long does the pain last there is no swelling, just discoloration?

Bruise on leg from a fall on a scooter, what is the treatment how long does the pain last there is no swelling, just discoloration?

Pain: It depends whether you bruised your muscle oly or had a bone bruise as well. Initiallt iwould use ice packs to reduce the swelling. After 48 hours I would start using hot packs especially if you have only muscle involvement. A bone bruise may take up to 2 months to heal. Discolorationmay take up to a month to clear depending on how ectensive the bruise is. ...Read more

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Sex last night w/cock ring, today feel like a bruise within pubic mound when I stand. No pain to touch. Any thoughts on cause? Treatment? See a doc?

Was the cock ring: Too tight? On too long? I think you may find this information helpful - http://www. Sfcityclinic. Org/drk/menshealth22.asp. Read & decide if you need evaluation. ...Read more

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Is cast appropriate treatment for bone bruise of the metacarpals?

Is cast appropriate treatment for bone bruise of the metacarpals?

Depends: A bone bruise, as opposed to a bone fracture, does not need to be put in a cast in the sense of protection from displacement. But a cast can be useful to control swelling, potentially help with pain, and may make the hand more functional while you are recovering. I certainly would discuss with your doctor the different options for immobilization that are available. ...Read more

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I recently overdosed. I took a months supply of abilify (aripiprazole). I received emergency treatment. Now I have a bruise on lower right belly. What do I do?

I recently overdosed. I took a months supply of abilify (aripiprazole). I received emergency treatment. Now I have a bruise on lower right belly. What do I do?

Major Depression: Your Life is Precious!
Reflect:
Your thoughts, feelings and behavior before starting Abilify
Your Diagnosis
Reasons for taking Abilify
Changes in thoughts, feelings and behavior after starting Abilify
Reasons to take overdose
Dizziness, confusion, falls

See Physician for bruise on lower right belly.
Provide this information to Psychiatrist, discuss Day Treatment center, Medication, Therapy ...Read more

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Is a cast appropriate treatment for bone bruise of the metatarsals?

Is a cast appropriate treatment for bone bruise of the metatarsals?

Yes: Ultimately anything that minimizes the stress in the bones will help give it time to heal (6-8 weeks) ...Read more

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I would like to know the treatment for light bruises on my penis? Due to nails of my wife. How to quickheal them.

I would like to know the treatment for light bruises on my penis? Due to nails of my wife. How to quickheal them.

Can't: A bruise there is like a bruise anywhere else--it will take time (likely 7-10 days) to heal / resolve. ...Read more

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Looking for treatment of a bone bruise on ball of foot?

Ice: And rest. Somethings just need time to heal. (i am assuming it is not broken.). ...Read more

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I fell a week ago&hit right kneecap. Large bruise to left of knee. Hard quarter size lump in middle of bruise. Painful &itching around. Need treatment?

I fell a week ago&hit right kneecap. Large bruise to left of knee. Hard quarter size lump in middle of bruise. Painful &itching around. Need treatment?

Knee cap injury: Can u still bend the knee at least 90 degrees with minimal pain? Can you lift your leg up off the ground with the knee straight and using only your thigh (quad) muscles to accomplish this? Is it improving with less pain and swelling? If yes than u can treat with RICE (rest, ice., compression, exercise like simple stretching), if not u should see an orthopaedist. ...Read more

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I got 1 square inch bruise two days ago in my knee from a fall from a chair 1 foot high. What is the severity level & the treatment? What shall I do?

I got 1 square inch bruise two days ago in my knee from a fall from a chair 1 foot high. What is the severity level & the treatment? What shall I do?

More info: How did u land, when is the bruised area. U said that it was in the knee, if it is a bone bruise it can only b cn on a mri. U need 2 c an orthopedic surgeon 4 images & xame. Such an evaluation should b where the answer will b found. ...Read more

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Treatment for knee hematoma and femur lateral condyle bruise with minimal effusion?

Treatment for knee hematoma and femur lateral condyle bruise with minimal effusion?

REST: Apply ice try and rest, it will take a little time for the bruised bone to improve. Hematoma may have to be drained. ...Read more

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Does an OCD cause bruising on the upper portion of the foot? What are the risks of delaying treatment on an OCD Injury?

Does an OCD cause bruising on the upper portion of the foot? What are the risks of delaying treatment on an OCD Injury?

Very low risk: OCD will cause damage to whatever area is compulsively insulted. Infection is possible but seldom seen. Treatment often fails. ...Read more

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Numbness and pain in thumb, index finger from spinal bruising. Recovery & treatment?

Numbness and pain in thumb, index finger from spinal bruising. Recovery & treatment?

Hard to say: For sure without knowing the extent of the injury and your medical conditions but if there is no functional deficit and it is just sensory I would say a reasonable chance for improvement. Psysio may help but what have your doctors told you? ...Read more

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Is a cast of the forearm to the tip of the fingers appropriate treatment for a bone bruise for the metacarpals?

Is a cast of the forearm to the tip of the fingers appropriate treatment for a bone bruise for the metacarpals?

Depends: That is a fairly extensive cast for a "bone bruise" as you put it. A bruise does not necessarily have to be immobilized at all; but sometimes we will to control swelling, improve function, or we are concerned there may be more to the injury. Don't hesitate to discuss with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I have dark circles under my eyes that have been her for months. Sort of look like bruises and not from a lack of sleep. Cause & treatment?

I have dark circles under my eyes that have been her for months. Sort of look like bruises and not from a lack of sleep. Cause & treatment?

Dark circles: The most common causes are allergies and hereditary dark skin pigmentation. Other issues can also cause this problem such as poor health, malnutrition, alcohol abuse, etc. Treatments include cool compresses, allergy meds, alcohol cessation, balanced diet, makeup concealer, dermal filler, laser skin treatments. ...Read more

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I had a v-beam laser treatment on a spider angiome on my face. Is there anything I can do to speed recovery of the bruising/healing of dark veins?

I had a v-beam laser treatment on a spider angiome on my face. Is there anything I can do to speed recovery of the bruising/healing of dark veins?

Arnica: You can try topical arnica. It can be found at many health food stores and some laser centers.

It is very important that you avoid sun exposure as it can prolong the healing time and increase the possibility of complications. ...Read more

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ITP. How realistic is bleeding/problems w. 83PLT w/o treatment? Only easy bruising & mild gum/nosebleeds now. 95PLT 4wk ago 108PLT 8wk ago. Active 30f

ITP. How realistic is bleeding/problems w. 83PLT w/o treatment? Only easy bruising & mild gum/nosebleeds now. 95PLT 4wk ago 108PLT 8wk ago. Active 30f

Talk to hematologist: Looks like your platelet count is dropping progressively and thus the chance to get a severe hemorrhage is high at this rate. I presume that you have been worked up thoroughly to rule out potential causes. Since you are not without problem, you need to work closely with your hematologist re. Monitoring and treatment before something serious happens. ...Read more

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I had impact with my had and a solid object at around 40 mph xrays show no break in bones and MRI revels bone bruise is a cast appropriate treatment?

I had impact with my had and a solid object at around 40 mph xrays show no break in bones and MRI revels bone bruise is a cast appropriate treatment?

Depends: A bone bruise, in and of itself does not need to be protected in a cast the way a fracture would; but casts csn be helpful to control swelling and pain from a bone bruise, and potentially improve function. ...Read more

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Heavy container hit forehead/nose. 24 hours later, bruise on bridge of nose &area numb. No swelling, deformity. Could nose b broken? Is treatment needed

Heavy container hit forehead/nose. 24 hours later, bruise on bridge of nose &area numb. No swelling, deformity. Could nose b broken? Is treatment needed

See MD: Was there any loss of consciousness?
Need to be seen by ENT doctor to verify damage if any. Keep cold pack on nose for ten minutes every hour while awake. Nose bleeding? ...Read more

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Was baker's cyst/thrombosis caused by car accident 3.5 months earlier given large bruising front of knee? Warfarin treatment caused large hematoma.

Was baker's cyst/thrombosis caused by car accident 3.5 months earlier given large bruising front of knee? Warfarin treatment caused large hematoma.

Bleeding in tissue: Trauma to any site in a patient on anticoagulation will result in bleeding into the tissue resulting in large bruise. Baker's cyst is in the back of the knee and will not clot, but can rupture with trauma. If bc came on after trauma, this implies joint problem. ...Read more

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I lift at gym, I'd this pain in my forearm's extensor surface and pain in elbow and also wrist when flexed, now I'm having bruises on wrist. Treatment?

I lift at gym, I'd this pain in my forearm's extensor surface and pain in elbow and also wrist when flexed, now I'm having bruises on wrist. Treatment?

Be seen: I would recommend you are seen by a sports or orthopedic physician to evaluate your wrist and elbow. Could be related to overuse and tendonitis but the bruising at your wrists really needs further evaluation. The treatment will depend on the final diagnosis and reason for your pain/bruising. ...Read more

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