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Will A Hot Tub Help The Pain Of Bruises And Soreness
I have sore bruise halfway across the back of my knee. I noticed it yesterday after feeling sore pain. I did not injury it. Could this be a blood clot?
Blood clot?: Doubtful. Have you been traveling? Need more history to guide you. Perform a virtual consult to get more information and be able to help you. ...Read more
I step out of my garden tub and step down with my right foot and my big toe started burning like a bee sting then it bruised Little now sore?
You most likely: Spontaneously popped a small blood vessel in the toe. It happens! Keep the foot elevated if you can. It will get better in 3 to 5 days. ...Read more
I had fallen and gotten a large bruise on my leg a week ago. Now there is a lump that is red, sore & feels hot.?
Posible Infection: A bruise is a hematoma resulting from bleeding into the soft tissues. It is a good medium in which bacteria can live and grow. It is possible, even without a break in your skin, that the hematoma has become infected. The redness and heat are sign of a localized infection. You should have it checked by your primary care physician. ...Read more
Shin is still numb 12 days postop of ACL recon and meniscus trim, very bruised, sore, stiff is this normal? Foot also gets really hot.
Somewhat: Bruises, stiffness, soreness all very normal at this stage. Hot foot and numbness are not normal. However, depending on the incision location, the superficial skin nerves (saphenous most common) may have been cut which will lead to a permanent numb patch on the lateral side if the knee. No big deal. Hot foot and swelling could be a sign of a blood clot. Go see your surgeon and ask these question. ...Read more
I was outside in the snow for a while & when I came inside my fingers were hurting, I put them in hot water. It helped but now they are sore & tender?
Never use hot!!: Use only warm water to thaw out cold fingers. Unless, grey, white or black, gentle reheating should work. ...Read more
I have a bump on my upper right lip that is sore tender to touch. I just had some super hot chilli. The pain is in one area. Is it chill or cold sore?
Lip sore: This could be a cold sore? Did it ever blister? Have you ever had cold sores before? If it is a cold sore, it will likely heal in about 2 weeks. It could also be a thermal/chemical burn from the chili pepper capsaicin. Either one should heal within a few weeks. Take it easy on eating anymore hot or spicy foods until it heals. ...Read more
Never had tender Breast b4 period. I have had sore breast 4 8 days now 3 days until period begins. Last period was 5/25/14 is it 2 soon 4 hot?
Premenstrual mastalg: I have found that women in their 40s begin to experience more tenderness in their breasts between ovulation and the period. I don't know your age but would guess that is the case since this is a new and concerning change for you. If it persists past the period see your provider. Do a self breast exam also at the onset of the period. ...Read more
If had my primary oral herpes outbreak 3 weeks ago but my neck lymph node is still tender and yesterday I had a sore throat that went away by drinking something hot and the lymph node got swollen again is this normal?
Maybe new problem: Throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more
My knee around my scar is red, very tender, painful to bend and hot to the touch, one dr said it was a bruise is this true.?
Could be infected: Depends on how recent scar is and if there has been any history of trauma. But if the scar is from recent surgery I would definitely get someone to look at it to rule out infection. ...Read more
I've discovered a swollen ball on my left forearm that is hot n tender with a slight bruise. This morning it went a little numb. What could cause this?
Requires exam: Get to a physician and get it examined. ...Read more
I have a possible m.s. Diagnosis and when I touch my forehead it feels really sore like it's bruised but there's nothing there?
Needs evaluation: You may have systemic infection, collagen vascular disease or other condition which is causing inflammation as when you have the flu and feel achy and sore. Medications have to be considered such as statins which cam affect muscles. See primary care for blood work up if this persists. Also gather all info re meds, o/c medicines, a food diary for several days, work and home environment exposure. ...Read more
Elbows always look bruised but aren't dry ar sore have not hurt them ao what might be causeing this?
Red elbows: Some people have redness of the skin on the elbows from leaning on them at a desk or table. There is no padding as the skin is thin and stretched over the bone. Try avoiding pressure on your elbows to see if that bruised appearance lessens. ...Read more
My chest feels bruised to touch and sore but haven't done anything to cause this what could this be?
Costochondritis?: I suspect you have Costochondritis: inflammation at juncture of cartilage & rib either at breastbone or approx 3-5 in. Lateral to breastbone on either side. Typically caused by viruses, & by trauma - blunt or from strenuous activity. No treatment necessary except for anti-inflammatory or other pain medicine; should clear spontaneously in 2-4 weeks. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Picture not helpful: You will need to have a doctor examine you and find the cause and then give you proper advice. Unless you hurt yourself, we need to find the cause and that may take a physical exam and possibly testing your blood to find the cause unless it is obvious to you or to your doctor. ...Read more
Unlikely: Sounds like it's time to have your doc look at this.... ...Read more
Help! It has been over a month now when I bruised my achilles. It went completely black, should it still be sore?
An achilles injury can last several months.
Get it examined. ...Read more
Bite with three dots in the middle, with 3mm of open flesh then is a ring of normal color skin and another larger ring of bruised purple skin/sore?
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For as long as I can remember (at least 7yrs) my back has always been sore to moderate poking, touching or hitting. Feels like a little bruise, normal?
The other day my wife woke to have a small patch on her face sore to the touch, as the day went on it turned into a bruise. Its now very dark in colo?
Bleeding?: May just be a bruise - may have hit it during the night ...Read more
My friend is getting bruises out of no where? Okay so my friend was telling me yesterday how sore she was so I suggested laying down. She later told me that after that she found several bruises on her body she said she had counted about 14 but she doesn't
Hello.: Hello. I don't know the cause of your friend's bruising. If this is a problem that has been occurring for a while, it would be a good thing for her to see her doctor to ensure that she does't have a bleeding disorder. ...Read more
Use warm compress an: Use warm compress and pressure on previous IV site. ...Read more
I was rubbing temple yesterday felt sore this morining looked I have a bruise. Do not remember hitting, what would cause it.?
Temporal Artritis if: Excessive sweating, fever, general ill feeling, jaw pain that comes and goes or occurs when chewing, loss of appetite, pain and stiffness in the neck, upper arms, shoulder, and hips, throbbing headache on one side of the head or the back of the head, scalp sensitivity, tenderness when touching the temple, vision difficulties, blurred vision, double vision, thick tender artery on that side. ...Read more
Most likely you did: Have a small bump to the arm. You may not always feel the impact of something. But an impact on your arm is by far the more common reason for this to occur. If this keeps occuring then I would suggest seeing a doctor and having a blood test to check for clotting problems. ...Read more
My left hip has been sore to touch for several months, there is no bruise, but it feels like there is.
I rode my bike for a couple hours yesterday. My hip bone is sore and I was wondering if maybe I could've bruised my hipbone?
Yes: Or pulled or strained something from overuse. Try applying a heating pad and resting for a few days to see if it doesn't go away. ...Read more