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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

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


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Why are some people more likely to develop bruises than others?

Why are some people more likely to develop bruises than others?

Many reasons: Bruising may be normal, and the predisposition to bruising can be inherited genetically. It may also be an indication of a vitamin deficiency, or a deficiency in the compounds and cells needed for blood clotting. Your doctor can run simple blood tests to determine the causes of bruising. ...Read more

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Am I likely okay if I was hit hard in the head 24 hours ago? It hurts a lot to touch but there is no visible bruising or swelling, which concerns me.

Am I likely okay if I was hit hard in the head 24 hours ago? It hurts a lot to touch but there is no visible bruising or swelling, which concerns me.

Probably: I assume you were not knocked unconsious, and you have no dizziness now or vision problems, nausea or vomiting. It can be sore on your skull to touch after a hard knock to the head. If pain or any symptom gets worse instead of better, be sure to be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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Is a deep 'bruised'-feeling pain near bottom-right ribs that can be provoked with twist/stretch likely to be muscular, not liver-related? Had 3 weeks.

Is a deep 'bruised'-feeling pain near bottom-right ribs that can be provoked with twist/stretch likely to be muscular, not liver-related? Had 3 weeks.

Pain near ribs: This pain with a twisting motion is much more likely to be muscle or skeleton related versus liver or gallbladder. If the symptoms continue, i would highly recommend you see your physician for further testing. ...Read more

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I have a malformation in my leg in the front. I have severe pain, bruising, pain while exercising, extreme pain if you squeeze my calf, and my leg is very hard and swollen. Ii had no trama except for a minor ankle sprain. Is it likely I have compartment s

I have a malformation in my leg in the front. I have severe pain, bruising, pain while exercising, extreme pain if you squeeze my calf, and my leg is very hard and swollen. Ii had no trama except for a minor ankle sprain. Is it likely I have compartment s

Unlikely : Your malformation is not deep to cause it , compartment syndrome, is a acute emergency need immediate attention to prevent muscle and nerve damage, seen after vascular and joint replacement etc, result of obst to venous return due to muscle swelling , builds pressure inside , cause severe pain, swelling, loss of function if the compartment is not released, immediately. ...Read more

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Wife has been constipated for a week and some blood in her stool most likely a bruise. How can she relieve her constipation?

Wife has been constipated for a week and some blood in her stool most likely a bruise. How can she relieve her constipation?

Fiber laxative: Constipation most commonly occurs because of inadequate fiber and insufficient water consumption. Fresh fruits and vegetables are the best source of fiber. Fiber is not digestible and provides blue to stool. If insufficient water is consumed, water may be absorbed and make the stool hard. If these changes do not help she should make an appointment with her physician. ...Read more

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If finger is not swollen or bruised but hurts to bend what is most likely wrong? And what is treatment? Do I need to see a doctor?

If finger is not swollen or bruised but hurts to bend what is most likely wrong? And what is treatment? Do I need to see a doctor?

Doctors: are often helpful. Ok, with pain localizing the spot has implications. This is the joint, therefore an arthritis. can be just wear and tear but rheumatoid peak is in women in their 30's. ...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