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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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Hit wrist, open hand, pinkie side, swollen, painful, bruised ?

Hit wrist,  open hand, pinkie side, swollen,  painful,  bruised ?

Plan: Ice, pain medication like Motrin or Advil 2 tab 2-4 times a day for 2-3 days, and no gym , may be some immobilization. If tomorrow will be worse, more swollen,you need XRay. ...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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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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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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How long does it take a bruised hand nerve to heal?

How long does it take a bruised hand nerve to heal?

6-8 weeks: If known to be only bruised, function usually returns in 6-8 weeks. If partially or totally cut or crushed, surgical repair may be necessary. ...Read more

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Hand is hot and very red and feels like it has been bruised ?

Hand is hot and very red and feels like it has been bruised
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Red, Swollen Hand: This is difficult to answer without getting more history and being able to examine your hand. You need to be evaluated immediately by a physician to make sure you don't have an infection, etc. ...Read more

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How do I know if my hand is sprained, broken, or just bruised?

How do I know if my hand is sprained, broken, or just bruised?

Get an X-ray: Go see an orthopedic surgeon, who can examine you hand as well as take an x-ray to determine if there is a broken bone. ...Read more

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I was boxing and hit the wrong way. Now the side of my hand is bruised and swollen. What should I do?

I was boxing and hit the wrong way. Now the side of my hand is bruised and swollen. What should I do?

Xray?: You mean the side with your pinky? The pinky is commonly fractured when a punch does not land properly and was previously known as a boxer's fracture. The fifth finger fracture is a little bit more forgiving than fractures of the other digits, but if having a lot of pain or can feel a deformity or crunching it is best to get an x ray and treatment. ...Read more

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About a week ago i had surgery, they but an IV in my hand, and i got a bruise it still hasn't gotten off ! is this normal?

About a week ago i had surgery, they but an IV in my  hand, and i got a bruise it still hasn't gotten off ! is this normal?

It will go away: Some time this will take some time to go away as long does not bother nor have any redness and swelling i believe you will be okay. ...Read more

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A week ago i had an IV in my hand. The IV site got a green-brown bruise out of the middle of no where today, what could cause this?

A week ago i had an IV in my hand. The IV site got a green-brown bruise out of the middle of no where today, what could cause this?

Hematoma: During the placement of your IV blood leeked around IV catheter under your skin. Hematoma ( bruise) changes color over absorption. You did not notice the bruise originally , but due to the color change it became more noticeable. Should go away within few days. ...Read more

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