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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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I slammed my middle finger in a door it's swollen and bruised and hurts real bad is it broke?

I slammed my middle finger in a door it's swollen and bruised and hurts real bad is it broke?

I don't know.: Medical history, X-ray and physical exam normally can rule in or rule out a fracture & provide an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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My middle finger has a dark blue, blackish, bruise under the fingernail, but it doesn't hurt after a week, will it fall off or go away?

My middle finger has a dark blue, blackish, bruise under the fingernail, but it doesn't hurt after a week, will it fall off or go away?

Maybe: But it depends on how much was damaged. If it's just a small area, then it probably won't. If it involves most of the nail bed, it probably will. Time will tell! If you want to get a more accurate answer, consider a virtual consult. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Left middle finger felt a bit numb at the tip and when i looked, had a bruise in middle part of inside of finger. Dont remember banging, serious?

Left middle finger felt a bit numb at the tip and when i looked, had a bruise in middle part of inside of finger. Dont remember banging, serious?

Usually not: usually not serious .If you have a lot of pain or any loss of use these would be signs of a more serious problem that need s a doctor evaluation ...Read more

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3 months ago i tried to pop my middle finger. It was very painful and wouldn't pop. This morning i woke up & it hurts to move. No swelling or bruising?

3 months ago i tried to pop my middle finger. It was very painful and wouldn't pop. This morning i woke up & it hurts to move. No swelling or bruising?

Finger pain: Try some over the counter Naproxen 500 mg two times a day with meals if you have no allergy to this medication. If you don, t get relief in one week see you family doctor. ...Read more

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I hit my middle finger a few weeks ago, right above the bottom knuckle and it was bruised at first. No bruise now, but pain is still present?

I hit my middle finger a few weeks ago, right above the bottom knuckle and it was bruised at first. No bruise now, but pain is still present?

Expect healing if ..: Female hit middle finger a week ago, right above the bottom knuckle and it was bruised at first. No bruise now, but pain still present. If no limitation of motion in affected finger and if can use hand freely, expect gradual healing and decreasing pain. But if pain stays unchanged or gets worse check with MD for evaluation ...Read more

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Pain in the middle finger shooting down into palm swelling and some bruising can't grip?

Pain in the middle finger shooting down into palm swelling and some bruising can't grip?

Possible fracture?: Or perhaps a sprain. It would be useful to understand the mechanism of injury, e.g. Sports injury? Other mechanism? A physical exam with a generalist who does family medicine or if you can afford it, an orthopedist who specializes in hand injuries is your best best for a diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Hope it heals quickly and you get back to doing what you love as soon as possible! ...Read more

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Middle finger has purple bruise in middle where the joint is and pains when is bent. been 2 days. hit by cricket ball while catching?

Middle finger has purple bruise in middle where the joint is and pains when is bent. been 2 days. hit by cricket ball while catching?

Need exam and x-ray: Possibilities include fracture, sprain of ligaments, partial or complete detachment of a ligament etc. It's important to be examined by a physician to see if there is any evidence for joint instability. Some injuries to the finger can result in a deformity if not treated properly. ...Read more

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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