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Do doctors see a lot of patients with bruising?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with bruising?

Hematologists do...: When bruising is of concern, sometimes hematologists are consulted. If someone has new bruising on the back, chest or face without any history of trauma, that pattern would warrant further investigation. Bruising with new bleeding symptoms like long nosebleeds or gum bleeding is also something that should get worked up. Simple blood tests can help determine the cause, and treatments are available. ...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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Should I see a specialist for bruising, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Start with PCP: Start with your primary care doctor. S/he can order tests to try to identify the cause of the bruising. If warranted, they can then refer you to the appropriate specialist, often a hematologist. ...Read more

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I feel like I have internal bruising, I have sensation that i'm bruised but i don't see any bruises. I just want to know if I should go see a doctor.?

I feel like I have internal bruising, I have sensation that i'm bruised but i don't see any bruises. I just want to know if I should go see a doctor.?

See your doctor: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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I dropped a barbell with 65# onto my lower back while doing an overhead squat. I have some bruising and swelling in the area. Should i see a doctor?

I dropped a barbell with 65# onto my lower back while doing an overhead squat. I have some bruising and swelling in the area.  Should i see a doctor?

If you have: Significant pain or find that you have a decrease in range of motion or function then medical evaluation would be prudent. ...Read more

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I rolled my ankle multiple times this weekend playing vball should I see a doctor or am I ok without? Also there is swelling and bruising with pain

I rolled my ankle multiple times this weekend playing vball should I see a doctor or am I ok without? Also there is swelling and bruising with pain

Playing volleball: When you play vollyball or any fast game and cause injury to your ankle.Most of the time just putting ice on it and resting it as much as you can is sufficient and it heals with time, yes some time there can be bruising with swelling, and other times the ankle can be so swollen that you can hardly walk and have 1st, 2nd, or thied degree sprain.So nurse it if no better see your doctor. ...Read more

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I fell at ice skating last night. I can't see any bruising but it hurts when I sit down, sneeze or try to have a poo. Should I go to the doctors?

I fell at ice skating last night. I can't see any bruising but it hurts when I sit down, sneeze or try to have a poo. Should I go to the doctors?

Low back pain: It sounds like you may have injured your tail bone . If you are not pregnant & you don't have ulcers try some ice or heat , sit on a soft cushion or doughnut cushion .Take some Aleve for pain . If no releife within the next 3-4 days see Urgent Care for X-rays . Avoid constipation. You should also avoid activity that will aggravate your pain Take care ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymoses is also known as Bruise. Ecchymoses are bruises. Bruises are purple or red collections of blood under the skin that appear after blood vessels in the skin break, causing the blood to spread through the tissues ...Read more


Dr. Melissa Gowans
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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