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I'vehad this bruise on my knee for about three weeks. I have a ping pong sized hard bump on it. It is black and blue with a light center? What is it?

I'vehad this bruise on my knee for about three weeks. I have a ping pong sized hard bump on it. It is black and blue with a light center? What is it?

Hematoma: This is a benign blood clot due to some type of trauma. It will not be any danger to you. As it resolves the center can be lighter. You can hasten its resolution with application of external heat and hot packs. This will help the body remove the clotted blood. Your physician can confirm the diagnoses and see if other issues should be considered. Sometimes it can be aspirated. ...Read more

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


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Lump with black dot at center I've had for months right at top of my pubic area is suddenly tender to the touch and very red in the surrounding area.?

Lump with black dot at center I've had for months right at top of my pubic area is suddenly tender to the touch and very red in the surrounding area.?

Cyst: This may be a sebaceous cyst (wen) which is now infected and may require antibiotics and/or drainage. I recommend that you see your physician or a surgeon in view of redness and tenderness. In the meantime apply hot (not too hot) water applications, pat dry and apply an antibacterial ointment like neosporin or bacitracin. ...Read more

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Small round bruise with white center, what could it be?

Small round bruise with white center, what could it be?

Targetoid: 37 yo lady with a targetoid lesion. Please see MD for full history and physical, if you had trauma it's likely to be a bruise. If there is a possibility you have been bitten by a tick it could be erythema migrans. ...Read more

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What would cause a small round bruise with a white center?

What would cause a small round bruise with a white center?

Possible infection: Fungal infection can be an erythematous rash with central clearing. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best way to take care of a blue and black bruise?

What is the best way to take care of a blue and black bruise?

Ice & compression: Ice nd compression help alleviate the acute pain from a bruise. A bruise is really what occurs visibly when there is underlying injury and bleeding. Warm therapy is contraindicated acutely as it will likely aggravate the situation and allow for more bleeding. Compression thwarts further bleeding and swelling by providing counter pressure. ...Read more

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I got bit and it is black in the middle and is bruised by unknown sourse amd is ichy and painful not hot

I got bit and it is black in the middle and is bruised by unknown sourse amd is ichy and painful not hot

Doctor can evaluate: An itchy painful bug bite with a black center can be looked at by a primary care doctor or a dermatologist to see if it is infected and to decide on treatment. Sometimes, certain spider bites get a black center because the area of skin there is dead from the toxins. Skin infections can become very dangerous if there is a bad bacteria (or a flesh-eating one). ...Read more

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What could cause a large light black back bruise? I have a bruise like discoloration (5inx4in) in the middle of my back but never had any blunt traum

What could cause a large light black back bruise? I have a bruise like discoloration (5inx4in) in the middle of my back but never had any blunt traum

Bruises are from: Damaged blood cells and blood vessels, so the process is not always of traumatic etiology. The contents of a blood cell and blood vessel, when spilled into skin tissue, will change its color and consistency, as well as stay there until it is absorbed. Blood vessel diseases, platelet diseases, and tumor/cancer can cause non-traumatic bruises, along with certain kidney and connective tissue disea ...Read more

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I was bit my a bug, not sure what exactly, today I notice that where the bite was I have a bruise. There is also a small puncture in the center of the bruise.?

I was bit my a bug, not sure what exactly, today I notice that where the bite was I have a bruise. There is also a small puncture in the center of the bruise.?

Watch for infection: As with any bite, bug or otherwise, keep the area clean (anti-bacterial soap) and watch for any sign of infection or other changes. You can also use an anti-bacterial topical like neosporin or bacitracin to help it heal faster. See your doctor if you develop any signs of infection or other worsening of the site. ...Read more

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Why do bruises turn black and blue?

Why do bruises turn black and blue?

Localized bleeding: Bruises or hematomas are actually localized areas of bleeding from direct trauma to the involved area. The coloration is initially very dark (black and blue) but quickly fades to lighter shades as the body and local tissues metabolize and breakdown the millions of red cells that make up the bruise. Darker coloration correlates with a denser volume of bleeding. ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why we get black- and-blue marks as bruises?

Could use expert help with why we get black- and-blue marks as bruises?

many reasons: Sometimes these are just normal. If you take a baby Aspirin they are more common. If you get a lot of them then you need to see your doctor to make sure there is no problem. Even a slight bruise can cause them sometimes. ...Read more

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I have had a circular purple bruise with a white center for about a week. There is what feels like a knot in the center. Pain is just relative bruise?

I have had a circular purple bruise with a white center for about a week. There is what feels like a knot in the center. Pain is just relative bruise?

Bruise: Without details, it is hard to interpret. Where is/was the bruise? Did it occur spontaneously or was it the site of trauma? The white center suggests either an immune reaction or an inflammatory pustule. Were you taking any medications at the time? Did this ever occur before? Please respond with answers to these questions. ...Read more

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My mosquito bites have turned into purple/black bruises. Am I okay?

My mosquito bites have turned into purple/black bruises. Am I okay?

Yes: This often follows an unusually large reaction and will subside in a couple of weeks although it may leave a slightly yellowish mark which too will go away in a few weeks. ...Read more

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How to report bruising on ribs and black eyes?

How to report bruising on ribs and black eyes?

Bruising: A little unclear as to where you are going with this question. Certainly one can suspect spousal or parental abuse but there could be a history of trauma or recent cosmetic surgery that may relate to this finding. ...Read more

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It feels like I have a black eye but there is no bruise and I haven't injured myself. What could it be?

It feels like I have a black eye but there is no bruise and I haven't injured myself. What could it be?

?? black eye???: Was there an injury? If so, unless blood vessles break, and bleeding occurs within the tissue, no black eye occurs. However, can still have bruising of tissue and nerves, which can be uncomfortable. ...Read more

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I have a round bruise on my back that won't go away with a dot in the center could this be a sign of Lyme?

I have a round bruise on my back that won't go away with a dot in the center could this be a sign of Lyme?

Could be: It could be but it could also be a fixed drug eruption. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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My toes keep turning black so they look bruised and are painful, been tested on and tested on and no results!

My toes keep turning black so they look bruised and are painful, been tested on and tested on and no results!

Hard to say: Multiple potential causes and hard to say more with out reviewing results of test already done. Among most common causes are vascular, neurological, and rheumatologist disorders. Don't hesitate to get second opinion if you are not getting specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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I'm concerned about my 6 year old boy I've noticed looks like bruise just underneath his testicals it black /blue?

I'm concerned about my 6 year old boy I've noticed looks like bruise just underneath his testicals it black /blue?

? varicocele: It could be something called a varicocele, which is a collection of blood vessels around and under the testicle. If there is no pain, I would just set up an appointment next week at his pediatrician's office to check it out. If pain, could have a twisted testicle - that is a more urgent matter and worth a trip to the ER. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a 5years bruising ago and until now stil black and im trying to remove of some cream but it does'nt go what would I do. Pls helpme?

Hi, I have a 5years bruising ago and until now stil black and im trying to remove of some cream but it does'nt go what would I do. Pls helpme?

OK: Hi Ruby 246.
If the bruising actually involved abrasion (bleeding due to little cuts) then you could have a tatoo of dark material, which could be fixed with lazer treatment. If its a melanin response, then one of the products discussed on the internet might help (http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Skin_whitening). If its deeper than the skin, you might consult a plastic surgeon, ...Read more

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I have a black bruise or spot left over from when I use to have MRSA there. Will it ever go away or what I can I do for it? Its been almost a year!

I have a black bruise or spot left over from when I use to have MRSA there. Will it ever go away or what I can I do for it? Its been almost a year!

Hyperpigmentation: If it has been a year, it is most likey hyperpigmentation of the scar tissue. At this point, it is unlikely to go away on its own. There are some prescription creams that may help lighten the scar. ...Read more

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I woke up with a discolored spot about the size of a half dollar. Though it looks like a bruise it does not hurt. Has not healed nodule in center?

? insect bite: Without inspecting the lesion a diagnosis is not possible but it could be an insect bite or a hive. If it doesn't recede or if it enlarges or there is spreading redness, have your physician examine it. ...Read more

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I have a red itchy bug bite with a hard red line coming from the center of it. There is also a bruise around the bite. I've drawn around it to see if?

I have a red itchy bug bite with a hard red line coming from the center of it. There is also a bruise around the bite. I've drawn around it to see if?

You are: Correct in drawing that line...It may very well be infected! (The red line may represent lymphatic spread of infection) Suggest you get "hands on" consultation (An ER or Urgent Care center if your Primary Care physician cannot see you within next 24 hours!!) In the meantime HOT WET SOAKS. ......
Hope this is helpful
Good Luck
Dr Z ...Read more

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My toe is turning black. I think it is a bruise but how do I stop it from growing?

My toe is turning black. I think it is a bruise but how do I stop it from growing?

Probably very little: Why is it turning black? Injury, vascular disease, diabetes, get he point? Now if it is a bruise and happened several days ago and you do not have any underlying medical conditions that are affecting the severity of your problem, then you can simply apply heat to the area to speed up the bruise removal process. Any concerns and to the doctor you go. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more