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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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Slammed pinkie in car door yesterday. I can bend my finger, but it's pink and bruised on the bottom and my fingernail has a dark purple splotch.isok??

Slammed pinkie in car door yesterday. I can bend my finger, but it's pink and bruised on the bottom and my fingernail has a dark purple splotch.isok??

Nailbed injury: The purple discoloration under your nail indicates bleeding from the nailbed with an associated nailbed injury. Will usually heal on its own with nail acting as a splint. If painful create a hole in the nail over the blood with flame heated paperclip to decompress. ...Read more

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I have fallen over and the side of my hand has become swollen and bruised and I also can't pick things up without it hurting my pinkie has become twis?

I have fallen over and the side of my hand has become swollen and bruised and I also can't pick things up without it hurting my pinkie has become twis?

May be broken: Sounds like hard fall! Bruisung, swelling and loss ig function with pain should be evaluated by Doc. You neef X - ray to role out broken bone. in tje meantime " RICE"= REST, ICE, ELEVATION . Ok to use elartic wrap and sling. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for pain if neede. ...Read more

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After an ankle sprain, a green line going from my pinkie toe to my calf is worrying me, is this a normal bruise?

After an ankle sprain, a green line going from my pinkie toe to my calf is worrying me, is this a normal bruise?

Ankle sprain: will form large bruises like you are describing and are usually normal. Make sure you at elevating and icing the area as directed by a doctor with some compression. Also if the skin breaks or redness occurs then consult with your doctor right away. ...Read more

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I fell yesterday and the outside of my hand is swollen and bruised from my wrist half way down my pinkie. I can move all my fingers it hurts swollen?

I fell yesterday and the outside of my hand is swollen and bruised from my wrist half way down my pinkie.  I can move all my fingers it hurts swollen?

Given what you : Have wrote, I feel an xray is in order. Ice and elevation with compression if possible with a small ace bandage. Don't wrap too tight that you cut off your circulation. ...Read more

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Is there any way to lessen the pain from a bruise? I just got a guitar and im having a lot of fun with it but the strings are bruising my fingers

Is there any way to lessen the pain from a bruise? I just got a guitar and im having a lot of fun with it but the strings are bruising my fingers

Time: I am assuming it is the hand on the frets you are talking about. As you play more you will develope callus on the tips of the fingers and this will not bother you any more. ...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