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Will bruising lead to scarring?

Will bruising lead to scarring?

Unlikely: Bruising usually describes a process which damages the underlying muscle and soft tissues without breaking the skin. Bleeding from capillary damage can cause the discoloration seen with the injury. For the most part, this does not affect the dermal layers substantially and therefore does not lead to scarring. If the trauma was significant enough then both bruising and scarring is possible. ...Read more

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Bruise (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more


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Old-fashioned cholecystectomy 27 years ago. Now bruising and pain in area of scar. Should I be concerned?

Old-fashioned cholecystectomy 27 years ago. Now bruising and pain in area of scar. Should I be concerned?

Incision pain: If you have not had an injury in the area, this is a symptom that should be evaluated by your Primary Care Doctor or a General Surgeon ASAP. Your physician may need to obtain an Ultra Sound or CT of the Abdomen to rule out a hernia caused by weakening of the abdominal wall in that area. If you have fever, nausea and vomiting, and increasing pain, go to the ER. ...Read more

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After 9 years my c-section scar is splitting open and bruising around it. No straining or heavy lifting. What's causing this?

After 9 years my c-section scar is splitting open and bruising  around it. No straining or heavy lifting. What's causing this?

not normal: Please see your obgyn asap for evaluation as you will most likely need additional surgery to fix it once you have had a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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How big of an injury to flaccid penis would cause venous leak or scar tissue. i hit area but got full erection hour later and no bruising or swelling?

How big of an injury to flaccid penis would cause venous leak or scar tissue. i hit area but got full erection hour later and no bruising or swelling?

Okay ...: The fact already told you that you have safe and well to your penis after a minor hit so there is no reason to be obsessed by that hit incident. How big a hit is needed to cause significant injury to the penis? There has been no known studies specifically to address the issue surrounding your question. Mechanically, the degree of tissue injury is largely related with the net speed impact of action ...Read more

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Will it be visible to the people around me that i've had a mesotherapy treatment? I work as a news anchor, so my appearance is very important. I'm hoping to get rid of some acne scars and wrinkles on my cheeks. Will mesotherapy leave any bruising? If so,

Will it be visible to the people around me that i've had a mesotherapy treatment? I work as a news anchor, so my appearance is very important. I'm hoping to get rid of some acne scars and wrinkles on my cheeks. Will mesotherapy leave any bruising? If so,

Save your money: See a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon. Injecting "vitamins" will be a waste of time & money. Homeopathy is strictly placebo only. For tv you need only makeup. Don't believe the hype. A few blemishes are never ugly. Major scars can be improved with cosmetic proceedures. If it sounds too good to be true, it is not true. ...Read more

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Will it be visible to the people around me that i've had a mesotherapy treatment? I work as a news anchor, so my appearance is very important. I'm hoping to get rid of some acne scars and wrinkles on my cheeks. Will mesotherapy leave any bruising? If so,

Mesotherapy : Mesotherapy involves multiple small injections into the skin of various chemicals depending on the intent of the treatment. Typically reddness and swelling will be present after the procedure and can last for several hours to days after the treatment. A optional technique is the use of a medical dermaroller which is roller with multiple fine needles that is applied by rolling the needlesover the area after applying a topical anesthetic. The small needles cause increased circulation into the dermis layer of skin as well as the release of growth factors from the blood plasma that stimulate fibroblasts to form new collagen and fill in acne scars. The procedure is performed in the office and swelling and reddness will last for a few days. Cover makeup and sunscreen can be applied over the reddness the day after the procedure. Depending on the depth of the scaring multiple sessions may be required to acheive desired results. ...Read more

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Hyperflexible joints, but no dislocations; thin, elastic skin w/ atrophic scars, but bruising regular; poor circulation; GI issues; ehlers danlos?

Hyperflexible joints, but no dislocations; thin, elastic skin w/ atrophic scars, but bruising regular; poor circulation; GI issues; ehlers danlos?

Could be: There are multiple types of ehlers danlos that vary in symptoms and severity. It is am inherited disorder so you should see a family history of similar symptoms. ...Read more

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I bumped my back a few months ago and my partner recently noticed i had kind of a scar although i t was only a bruise ?

I bumped my back a few months ago and my partner recently noticed i had kind of a scar although i t was only a bruise ?

Very unusual: Thus sounds very unusual and i would see a dermatologist for an evaluation and possible diagnostic biopsy to exclude other more serious conditions. ...Read more

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Have lump always thought was internal scar tissue from gallbladder surgery 6 yrs ago. This a.M, there was bruise over it i can't explain. Do i worry?

Have lump always thought was internal scar tissue from gallbladder surgery 6 yrs ago. This a.M, there was bruise over it i can't explain. Do i worry?

Internal scar tissue: Dont present as lumps. You didnt state where exactly is the lump. If its at the site of incisio. Then it could be an incisional hernia. Bruising may or may not be related to it. If the lump is tender to touch now then you need to contact your physician soon as it may be an incarcerated hernia. If its soft, and non tender then you can follow up with your physician to further assess it. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymoses is also known as Bruise. Ecchymoses are bruises. Bruises are purple or red collections of blood under the skin that appear after blood vessels in the skin break, causing the blood to spread through the tissues ...Read more