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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


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I keep having yellow spots or yellow bruises (for no reason)on my thighs. This happened last year and now its happening again.

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

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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?

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?

Blunt chest injury: Blunt chest injury can bruise the soft organs within yourchest particularly the lungs and heart. I'd you are having difficulty breathing or having more chest pain than just the site of the injury, you should get checked out. ...Read more

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4yo gets couple little yellow bruises on her lower back and couple little yellow bruises outer thigh, is this ok?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

See below: This sounds as though you have bruised one of the nerves on the inside of your wrist. (the swelling fro the bruise could also have compressed this nerve). This should get better on its own, nsaids will help. If this does;t improve seek the help of a doctor. ...Read more

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Got kicked in shin had red welt put ice on had big yellow bruise can this cause blood clot?

Got kicked in shin had red welt put ice on had big yellow bruise can this cause blood clot?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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29 year old female have a yellow small bruise on breast is this cancer very worried?

29 year old female have a yellow small bruise on breast is this cancer very worried?

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

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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.?

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: Hi KaiO,
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

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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?

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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Why are bruises sometimes yellow?

Why are bruises sometimes yellow?

They change color: They change color as the blood pigments are metabolized by the body. ...Read more

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