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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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What do you suggest? Hello, i steped into a hole a week ago and i now have a bruise covering my leg from the ancle to my upper thigh, i also have a huge bump the size of my knee cap on my knee just below my knee cap on the inner side of my knee, i was tol

What do you suggest? Hello, i steped into a hole a week ago and i now have a bruise covering my leg from the ancle to my upper thigh, i also have a huge bump the size of my knee cap on my knee just below my knee cap on the inner side of my knee, i was tol

You : You need to be seen in the er if your leg pain and swelling are worse. You could have a blood clot in your leg. It sounds like you have been doing everything right (elevating your leg) but your pain is getting worse. Please be seen immediately and be sure that you don't have a blood clot (deep venous thrombosis) in your leg. I am sorry that this has happened to you. ...Read more

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I have a hard quarter sized bump in my groin under the skin and seems to be connected to a bigger bump in my upper thigh about 3 inches away. Painful.

I have a hard quarter sized bump in my groin under the skin and seems to be connected to a bigger bump in my upper thigh about 3 inches away. Painful.

Abscess: It may be that you have a boil (abscess, carbuncle) in your thigh and a lymph node in your groin is enlarged in reaction to the infection. Use warm compresses (on for 30 minutes) every 2 to 4 hours, rest, and see your doctor or go to an UC today to see if you need antibiotics or to have the boil drained. If you have a fever over 100, increased redness or marked increase in pain or warmth, to ER. ...Read more

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Hi I have bug bite on my upper thigh. Around the bite I have white normal skin and then a 1-3 inch diameter round bruise. ?

Hi I have bug bite on my upper thigh. Around the bite I have white normal skin and then a 1-3 inch diameter round bruise. ?

Bleeding: The bruiseing is from skin bleeding either from the bite, a stinger or a certain insect venom. If the area becomes red or hot, get it checked. Otherwise, OTC cortisone crwam should help. ...Read more

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My son has skin colored bumps that itch on his upper thigh. First it started as one and now they have spread over to his gentiles. No clusters.?

My son has skin colored bumps that itch on his upper thigh. First it started as one and now they have spread over to his gentiles. No clusters.?

Skin colored bumps: He needs to see his doctor, either a dermatologist or a pediatrician. There are various causes but molluscum contageosum is a common possibility. ...Read more

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My skin on my upper thigh will start itching extremley bad then it will turn pink and splotchy in that spot then later it will be discolored with bump?

My skin on my upper thigh will start itching extremley bad then it will turn pink and splotchy in that spot then later it will be discolored with bump?

Hives: What you describe is most likely what is called a hive. This is a hypersensitivity or allergic reaction to something. The itch can be relieved with witch hazel or an over-the-counter topical hydrocortisone. When this occurs, you need to take note of what is in contact with your skin at that point or what kind of irritation like rubbing could be occurring. If the problem continues, seeing a allergist or dermatologist could be helpful. ...Read more

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I have a large thick bump under the skin on my upper thigh that has gotten bigger over a few months. Should i be worried?

I have a large thick bump under the skin on my upper thigh that has gotten bigger over a few months. Should i be worried?

Yes till you resolve: Any bump on your body or skin getting larger will concern me until we know what it is, it may be a cyst, benign swelling , fatty tissue or a tumour . Let a doctor see you and hopefully can tell you what needs to be done. ...Read more

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What is the bump on the inside of my upper thigh, pretty high up, under the skin? Doesn't hurt, now a small bump (looks like a bite) above the skin.

A bump on the : Skin could be benign or worrisome . Sounds like your bump is resolving on its own. Observe for now. Take pictures to see the progress of the " bump". If getting bigger, red, tender, pussy and febrile- you will need to see your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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I had a big red bump on my upper thigh, I popped it and a lot of puss came out. Now it's purple and has a hard bump under the skin. Ingrown hair?

I had a big red bump on my upper thigh, I popped it and a lot of puss came out. Now it's purple and has a hard bump under the skin. Ingrown hair?

Maybe: Or maybe an inflamed epidermoid cyst. Or maybe an abscess. Complete drainage is the important thing. Usually antibiotics of any kind are not indicated. If it fails to heal promptly you had best see a DR. ...Read more

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Are the lumps in my legs fatty tumors or what? I have several lumps/bumps under the skin around my upper thigh area. One is near my panty line, it is about the size of the tip of my thumb and hard but does not hurt. It's been there probably 8 or 9 years

Fatty : Fatty tumors (or lipomas) are usually not hard. They are usually soft and squishy. If you have a hard mass along your lower panty line that could be a chronically inflammed inguinal lymph node. Can't determine what they are through this venu. Recommend that a family doctor or dermatologist examine you and determine what the lesions are. ...Read more

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I've got a skin reaction on my armpits and inner thigh, they appear as reddish bumps but do not itch, but yet very tender. What can cause this?

I've got a skin reaction on my armpits and inner thigh, they appear as reddish bumps but do not itch, but yet very tender. What can cause this?

Sweat and friction: These are two areas that can have a good deal of perspiration, and if not very thin, the friction of normal activity may be the cause of the rashes. If continues consult with an md. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Two small bumps on upper thigh that itch?

Two small bumps on upper thigh that itch?

Not sure what they: Are from description. There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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Red itchy bumps on upper thigh with numb sensation?

Red itchy bumps on upper thigh with numb sensation?

Sounds like hives: Urticaria, hives, are caused by exposure to something the body responds to in an allergic response. Pink raised areas that blanch when pressed, itchy is a typical hive. Anxiety can also be a cause. It could be from something that came in contact with upper thighs, perhaps new pants, new detergent, new scent. Most cases, cause not found. Rx with antihistamines. If very bad, may need rx w steroids. ...Read more

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On warfin. I hit my inner upper thigh on a slide now it's bruised but a small hard lump I feel?

On warfin. I hit my inner upper thigh on a slide now it's bruised but a small hard lump I feel?

Bleeding: most likely you had bleeding that resulted in hematoma. Your blood INR levels may need to be checked if you are not having it checked regularly. ...Read more

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I fell on ice in a parking lot 2 days ago and my outter upper thigh hurts now but i can walk and throbs when i sit. No bruise, what did I do to it?

I fell on ice in a parking lot 2 days ago and my outter upper thigh hurts now but i can walk and throbs when i sit. No bruise, what did I do to it?

Bursa.: You may have inflammed the trochanteric bursa, on the upper, outer part of your thigh. If it only happened two days ago, you should apply ice packs and take aleve (naproxen) or advil, as directed. Hopefully it will get better in a week or two. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more