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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
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 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?
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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?
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