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Will Bruising Lead 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Number of approaches: Options are myriad from aesthetic lasers to local growth factor treatments. See your dermatologist or aesthetic physician. ...Read more
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 ?
Bruises self heal: Brusies by definition, will heal and disappear. Scars can not be made to disappear. There are scar gels and creams that can improve the appearance of a scar that you already have. You can sometimes have a surgical scar revision, but this is just trading one scar for a new scar that should look better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Old-fashioned cholecystectomy 27 years ago. Now bruising and pain in area of scar. Should I be concerned?
I have a large lump that has come up next to an old scar.I had a very large bruise first that lasted for about a week and a half. The lump is about the size of a large lime. Whatshould i do?
I was bitten by my horse about a month ago (the bite broke the skin slightly, weird injury I know) and it left a scar behind. How can I fade the scar? It looks like I always have a dark colored bruise on my shoulder where I was bitten?
Hernia pain: Occasionally patients will experience pain following an activity months following a hernia repair. This may be a pulled muscle or injury. It is possible to develop a "bruise" in the area of the hernia repair. I would recommend rest, anti-inflammatory agents, and possibly ice. If it does not resolve, see your surgeon. A recurrent hernia is rare but possible. ...Read more
I had back surgery and I have a bruise on the right side and pain near the scar on my spine. What could be causing this?
I self pierced my tragus last year and it then rejected.I pierced it after that&now I have a large scar that is bruise colors how can I get rid of it?
Listen to body: If your body rejects something, that might be a clue that it's not a good idea. Now that you have ignored your body and are suffering some consequences (i.e. A large dark scar), be smart. Usually time alone will fade scars but if it doesn't, you may need ipl or laser treatments. See your plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi. I got a scar on my neck due to hickey. I scratch it and bleeding, nw the wound already heal,no more bruise but dark scar appear for 2 mnths now :(
I have like a scar bruise on my thigh its been about 1 year & still there Ive tried scar creams & massaging it but it just wont go away what can I do?
Other options: For scars or bruises that do not respond to topical agents, you may need to get an evaluation by a dermatologist to see if you qualify for prescription topical agents or even laser treatment. Lasers can treat certain brown and vascular marks. There are lesions that still may not respond to lasers. ...Read more
I bumped my forehead on a sink today and it's red there is abump on it. Will there be a scar from it and when will the bump go away/will it bruise?
Is it normal to have a 4"x2.5" bruise after a blood test, for it to take 2.5 weeks to fade and leave a slight scar? Just due to not putting pressure?
Yes: A bruise is common after a blood draw and can be from inadequate pressure.It can take over a week to go away and should not scar. ...Read more
Very large bruise at old scar about 29 yrs ago i had my appendix removed. Now i was changing shirts to day and i saw a very large bruise around the scar in about a 6 or 8" circle. It looks like a big explosion of blood in the circle.
Will my daughter get scars from chickenpox? My daughter scars and bruises easily, so I am concerned she might get lasting scars from the chickenpox she has now. Is there anything i can do to reduce the chance of scars while she still has symptoms?
It : It is possible, but there is no way to predict whether it will occur. If she does develop lesions do not allow her to pick at them. Allow them to run their natural course. ...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
When i was 14 i had my appendix removed and now i'm 18 every few months my scars will get sore red and they will bruise and i don't know why?
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
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
My stab wound has been fully closed for almost a month now. I still have tenderness and a bit of swelling/bruising near the scar. How can I reduce it?
7 yr old bruises easily and they months to completely fade. Scars never fade. Bug bites and small cuts are visible years later. Some scars are keloid?
Not keloids: I am very sorry to hear your son is suffering from these problems. A 7 year old should not have to worry abou these things. You are not describing keloid scars, but rather poor healing. Please see a good plastic surgeon to help you make the diagnosis. It may simply be that he is prone to what is called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer