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What is the purple bruise on my 16 month old?

What is the purple bruise on my 16 month old?

Mongolian spot: Not a bruise but a birthmark. It is common in many different ethnicities. It can be anywhere on the body but most common on or above the buttocks. ...Read more

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Bruise (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more


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My 16 month old daughters hands/lips turn purple, and hands often swell. Md shows no concern, and said her o2 stats were fine. What could this be?

My 16 month old daughters hands/lips turn purple, and hands often swell. Md shows no concern, and said her o2 stats were fine. What could this be?

Peripheral cyanosis: Peripheral cyanosis (blue lips ; extremities) is common in children and generally reflects sluggish blood flow through a capillary bed--usually caused by cold temperatures, which trigger constriction of blood vessels to limit heat loss. As your md suggested, this is usually not concerning, but i'm not sure what to make of the hand swelling and would emphasize this in your next visit. ...Read more

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I was bathing my 3 month 4 week old son and noticed purple marks ,"looks like bruises", on the bottom of both his feet is that normal?

I was bathing my 3 month 4 week old son and noticed purple marks ,"looks like bruises", on the bottom of both his feet is that normal?

No.: It is not unusual to see a diffuse bluish color to the feet if the baby gets a little chilled or if you are holding him upright and gripping him snugly by the thighs, but the discoloration clears with warmth or position change. Bluish purple marks on the lower back and butt called Mongoloan spots are present from birth. Does it wash off? Dye from socks can stain. If not, consider injury. Who? ...Read more

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I have a bruise on my wrist it's a week old but nowI have 3 tiny purple lines running through it is this normal?

I have a bruise on my wrist it's a week old but nowI have 3 tiny purple lines running through it is this normal?

Depends on how...: You acquired the bruise. If there was an object that gave you the bruise (or you hit your wrist on something) that was shaped or configured with the lines you know see forming on you wrist, than that would answer the question. It should heal in time....Best wishes. ...Read more

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62 yr old female. Purple bruises on forearms only. Should i be concerned?

62 yr old female. Purple bruises on forearms only. Should i be concerned?

Bruises: Bruises can be due trauma, platelet abnormality, malignancy use of anticoalation/antiplatelet medications ( coumadin, plavix, Aspirin etc...), see your doctor for further evaluation if this continues. ...Read more

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I am a 43 year old woman, I have severe pain in my back around my left scapula, I have penny-sized purple bruises on my back, I am exhausted, why?

Thoughts...: It's hard to say if the pain around the scapula is related or not to the bruises. But people with unexplained bruising and fatigue should absolutely be checked up by their doctor. They would likely order a complete blood count, looking for signs of anemia or low platelets. Please get checked out! best of luck. ...Read more

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29 yr old female, deep tissue aches in thighs & upper arms & blue-ish, purple bruises without injury, over a year.Mainly rite thigh. What could it be?

29 yr old female, deep tissue aches in thighs & upper arms & blue-ish, purple bruises without injury, over a year.Mainly rite thigh. What could it be?

Muscle problem: Chronic, unprovoked muscle pain associated with unexplained bruising could be a serious problem. There are certain medical conditions that can cause this and would need to be investigated by your physician. There are blood tests that can narrow down the likely causes. Myositis is an example of a condition where the muscles can be painful or weak. ...Read more

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I am 43 years old, I am a woman, I have purple bruises all over my back, back pain, foggy eyes, and I am exhausted. What is wrong?

I am 43 years old, I am a woman, I have purple bruises all over my back, back pain, foggy eyes, and I am exhausted. What is wrong?

See a doc: Pls go to a doctor for a check up and blood work up asap. It could be you are anemic with low platelet. It could be bone marrow related. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more