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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