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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
Make up: You'll have to let nature take its course, or use make-up. ...Read more
I keep having yellow spots or yellow bruises (for no reason)on my thighs. This happened last year and now its happening again.
Have someone look.: Were there dark blue or black spots first? If so, some kind of minor injury (even sex or bike riding or bouncing a baby) might have caused this. You should just have your blood checked to make sure that you are not bleeding/bruising too easily. If they were yellow from the very beginning, it could be something else. ...Read more
I keep having yellow spots or yellow bruises (for no reason)on my thighs. This happened last year and now its happening again?
Brusing: You are brusing. You may have an underlying clotting disorder, although women due report abnromal brusing more so than men ...Read more
Had piece of metal jabbed into sternum 36h ago. Severe pain while laying down mostly. Didn't break skin. Small yellowing bruise now. No ins. Advice?
No: You may have bumped yourself a while back, maybe while asleep. ...Read more
4yo gets couple little yellow bruises on her lower back and couple little yellow bruises outer thigh, is this ok?
Yes: Those are contact areas and bruising will occur there with bumps. It is areas such as the backs of the legs and the inner parts of the arms where you wouldn't expect bruising that would be worrisome. ...Read more
How long do bruises usually take to heal? I had an IV on feb 26 at the ER and still have a pretty big yellow bruise on arm. Thank you.
Breakdown product: The yellowish stain in your skin is from breakdown products of the red blood cells and the stain may take a couple of weeks to clear. ...Read more
My fiance has a very yellow bruise on his chest. Doesn't remember bumping into anything. About 1-2 inches big & been about 2 weeks. Call doc?
No: A yellow bruise just tells that the bruise has been there for a while, was probably blue, purple, green and then golden and now yellow, it is almost gone, she might have hit something unknowingly. I don't see a reason to see the physician unless she presents with bruises at other site of the body without any history of trauma. In that case she will need platelets to be checked. ...Read more
After six weeks of falling and hitting the side of my face It still has a yellow bruise and a purple spot on top of cheekbone and it still hurts. Why?
It's: Possible that you broke a bone and it's slowly healing. At this point if everything is in alignment it will heal and is just cosmetic and painful. Hope you feel better ...Read more
Yellow bruise appeared anteriorly on my forearm. I hav tendinosis of my abductor pollicis longis. They aren't in the same spot, but are they related?
Pain: Where you describe the bruise would be consistent with origin of muscle. Could be related. ...Read more
3-4 days ago noticed dark purple bite on inside of left knee. Very itchy @ 1st, now not as bad but yellow bruise nearby. Should I be concerned?
Probably healing: This is probably healing now. See doctor if becomes painful red draining. ...Read more
I had a rhinoplasty performed 12 days ago. Why didn't my face get swollen and bruised that much? I only had 2 small yellow bruises for a few days.
My inner right wrist has formed a yellowing bruise, the right hand is constantly ice cold and tingly and numb. How do I treat this?
No: This won't affect the deep veins, where clots are dangerous. Our bodies are designed to withstand a considerable amount of day-to-day trauma. The deep vein thrombi have more to do with inactivity, with genetic mutations that make one vulnerable, and to systemic health problems. Best wishes. ...Read more
Big yellow bruise on forearm after catether in my hand? Can this be a blood clot or anything serious?
It can be: It can be but it is probably just blood in the soft tissues of your arm. ...Read more
What could be the cause of bruising on my legs and arms? I have about 10 small yellow bruises on my leg. I take zoloft (sertraline).
Please see: Please see a dermatologist for evaluation. You may need a biopsy to find out the cause. ...Read more
My father recently had a grade 3 ankle sprain. It hasn't gotten better. Now he has little yellow bruises up and down both legs. Sign of blood clot?
Likely not.: You intimate the "yellow bruises" are on both legs. Although possible, the likelihood of bilateral blood clots is not high, plus he only sprained one ankle. ...Read more
I have recently started sweating a lot from my hands and feet Unexplained tiny yellow bruises on legs Purple rings under eyes Is leukemia a possible?
Sweating: Very low chance based on those symptoms. Best to see a doctor and get a blood test ...Read more
My son had gotten a black eye on Nov 2015 it's been 3month now & u can still see a little yellow like bruise under his eye. Will it go away?
Mgt: The resolution is longer than is typical for a bruise. I would advise a discussion with your pediatrician regarding a radiograph to rule out any fracture. If there is a history of bruising studies can be ordered to further evaluate. Please describe how this occurred? ...Read more
Keep an eye on it:
It is unlikely but you should keep an eye for any further changes. Besides looking over the skin may show changes but there is a better way to check for it if you can palpate your breast with the flat part of your hand/fingers and look for a firm to hard mass. It is best done when you are lying down flat in the bed.
Painless lump is how breast cancer commonly manifests. ...Read more
Can you get a blood clot from a bad bruise on your leg? Brother kicked me hard bottom of leg had red welt put ice on it now have yellow bluish bruise with spots of purple?
THE BRUISE, NO: The bruise itself does not cause DVT, but the trauma causing the bruise theoretically could. ...Read more
Severe pain in groin after EP Study 19/09 and pain in chest worse with deep breaths. Groin badly bruised yellow/black bruises no lumps or bleeding.?
Need to go back:
Could be bleeding from the catheter site. You need to go back as soon as possible and talk to your doctor. Not sure why you have the chest pain but could be related to the same reason you had the EP in the first place or could be something new and potentially worrisome like a blood clot. Either way, see your doctor.
Best of luck,
Dr. Ayman Omar ...Read more
Pin point red dots on wrist and yellow/brown bruise. Itchy skin all over. Few lumps on legs, sore muscles, nerve pain. Allergies? The rash went in 20m
Difficult to say: It is difficult to say what this could be. It could be urticara. You might want to have this evaluated if it reoccurs. ...Read more
I'm 19 and I keep getting small yellow/brown bruises on my legs for no reason. It started with sore throat, sore muscles, rashes, itchy skin?
Rash: This is concerning if the rash and bruising occured with the infection, you should go see your doctor, sooner than later. ...Read more
Every so often I get what starts off as small red dots under the skin they then go darker and then the area turns yellow like a bruise no pain then go?
Difficult to tell: Skin issues are very difficult to diagnosis without actually seeing and touching the lesion. Occasionally, doctors may even need to biopsy or culture the lesion to make a determination. Best to see you family doctor or dermatologist to get you the best answer. ...Read more
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