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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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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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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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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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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more