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What Is The Purple Bruise On My 16 Month Old
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 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
Lately, my 16 month old son has started bruising at the drop of a hat. His face and arms are covered in bruises although he hasn't fallen or been hit. Should I be concerned?
Concerning: I woulf see a doctor immediately.Get a more detailed answer ›
17 month old said ear was hurting before nap. Woke up and said it didn't hurt anymore. Just discovered what looks like a purple and black bruise along?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I get huge purple bruises if I just scratch my skin that is itchy. I never used to bruise so easily. I'm 48. Could this just be from getting older?
Bit unusual: Sure, thinning of the skin with old age is normal and this does result in a higher propensity to bruise; however, 48 is on the young side for this phenomenon. This deserves testing of the blood coagulation system and can be initiated by your primary doctor. ...Read more
17 year old healthy female softball player. Hit hard in shin 1 week ago by line drive. Large deep purple bruise appeared almost immediately. Now a wee?
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
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?
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
3yr old has a chesty cough, headache behind right eye for 4 days and has a small purple mark (like a bruise) on front of earlobe. Its not spreading?
My 12 yr old daughter developed this purple bruising rash on hand, and torso, doesn't itch, not raised, no fever. ?
3week old black eye.saw eye doc. no fracture.no purple bruise but have a small dark color line under eye, where it was purple. Please help. Normal?
Mgt: Bruises take time to resolve. If the area worsens, becomes swollen or infected, please follow up. ...Read more
My son is 12 weeks old.he has red/purple bruise below his left eye,aligned faint ,circular bruises over the right maxillary and lateral to the right eye.circular bruises adjacent to right nipple area of probable faint bruising .r?
My 5 year old has been diagnosed with Hand Foot and Mouth Disease. Red bumps and swelling but today purple bruising on the feet. Is bruising normal?
My 5 year old has purple bruise-like spot on ankle. Hard and raised on edges. Pediatrician said use hydrocortisone which has had no affect. What now?
Many possibilities.: Hard to say without a photo, but it could actually be a bruise. I'm assuming it appeared recently, so it's not a birthmark. Other possibilities include an insect or spider bite, an allergy to something he/she came in contact with, or a focal infection. If Hydrocortisone had no effect, i would recommend an examination by a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
10y old gymnast. On her left hand, the three knuckles and the area under them are purple. There is a tender spot. Is it fracture or stress fracture?
Need X-Ray Vision: Could be either or something else. To be sure, the hand should be examined in-person and a decision made as to what to do , especially at this age. Would be important to know the exact circumstances of the injury, if any, or if it was from repetitive activities. The fact that the area is tender and purple places it in a suspicious category. next ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rny 1month ago. Hospitalized 4 days. Heparin shots all 4 days. Caused bruises. One bruise is not getting better, looks purple. Normal after a month?
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