A bruise is also known as a contusion. It is a skin injury that creates discoloration of the skin. Blood from damaged blood vessels gets collected beneath the skin, giving it bluish or black marks. It often occurs due to trauma, septic infection, intake of medications like Aspirin, ankle sprain, and sports injuries. It can be managed by giving rest to the injured area, applying ice, giving compresses using an elastic bandage, and elevating the area.

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How to get rid of pain caused by a bruise on the moving leg?

Query: Hi doctor, I have hurt my leg as a cupboard fell on it, and I have a bruise that is around 20 cm in diameter. The bruise is very hard, and when I am still, there is no pain. Once I move my leg, I have pain. The bruise is there for two weeks now, and the hardness is still there. I got an x-ray and ul...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This hardness you are talking about is most likely a hematoma (collection of blood). It may take weeks to resolve. You can ice the area and try ultrasound therapy to help dissipate the hardness.   Read Full »

Why am I having a bruise under my foot and petechiae on my arm?

Query: Hi doctor,I am in my early twenties. I am concerned that I have leukemia. I have a bruise under my foot that I noticed yesterday. I walk barefoot in the garden, and I remember stepping on a stone which was painful, so it could be a bruise from that. The biggest thing that concerns me is that I have ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Most of the skin lesions seem either traumatic or due to compression. There are no petechiae but bruises. Females have more tendency to bruise than males, normally. CBC (complete blood count) shows a normal pattern, except for your hemoglobin, which is on the borderlin...  Read Full »

Are stings, breast lump, bruising, and hair fall signs of cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old girl. I am feeling stings in my upper body for quite some time. The stings are sometimes in my chest and sometimes in my lower abdomen. They last for nearly 40 seconds, but are occasional. And there is a lump in my right breast. It is a solid lump and it does not ca...  Read Full »

Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First calm down and be relaxed. By stings I understand sting like sensation that lasts for 40 seconds. I need more details on that. Do they occur more when you are tensed? Because, it is rare. Second problem you said was that you have a lump in the breast, which i...  Read Full »

A cupboard fell on my legs, and I have a bruise. Why is the hardness not going away?

Query: Hi doctor, I hurt my leg as a cupboard fell on my legs, and I have a bruise around 20 cm in diameter. The hardness in my leg is still there. Why is the hardness not going away? Is it normal? Please help me?  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to Sorry to hear about the domestic accident. Please reply to the following questions. 1) How long has it been since you had the bruise? 2) How deep is the wound? 3) Is it still bleeding? 4) It will normally take a few days before the hardening disappears. Can you zo...  Read Full »

Accidently, I dropped weight on my foot and now I am having swelling and pain. What should I do to get better?

Query: Hello doctor,I dropped a 25-pound weight on my foot. It has been two days, and there is still swelling and bruising on my foot. It only hurts sometimes, but it feels super uncomfortable. It is more painful while I am resting. Please help me with this.  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are suffering from soft tissue injury secondary to trauma. The swelling, redness, and pain are due to this only. I will suggest some medications that can help you with the swelling and redness but trust me; it will take ten to fifteen days to resolve completely. I ...  Read Full »

How to cure a bruise-like lesion on my face after an outdoor vacation?

Query: Hi doctor, Before three months, I went on a holiday. When I got home, I got a big spot on my face just below my eye. It was big and looked bruise-like or a cyst under the skin. It then went off and has resulted in two red marks on my face where the spot was. They are not raised, they do not hurt, b...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is a secondary bacterial infection (scar mark) due to excessive scratching and rubbing. I would suggest the following: 1) Apply Nadibact cream (Nadifloxacin cream) twice daily in the morning and at night for 15 days. 2) You can use Azac (Azelaic acid) so...  Read Full »

What should I do after an injury during masturbation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old male who weighs 80 kgs and is 1.8 m tall. I had oral sex with my girlfriend recently, and during masturbation, a bit of blood started coming out of my penis. I cleaned it up and checked inside the foreskin and saw a bruise on the left side of the tiny little vein or...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Samer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This minor injury should heal, but you need to avoid sexual contact or masturbation for two weeks. You can apply Fucidin (Fusidic acid) cream to avoid infection during healing. The cream will be available in any pharmacy. Apply it twice a day after cleaning the area. No...  Read Full »

What can be done for the bruises on my daughter's leg that appear without injury?

Query: Hi doctor, This query is regarding my 8 year old daughter. She has been constantly getting bruises on her legs. We think this bruise occurs automatically and may not be due to injury. We have been noticing these bruises for the past 6 to 7 years. It fades away automatically after few days. We c...  Read Full »

Dr. Veerendra Channabasappa Patil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your description of the symptoms of your child seems to be significant, as the bruises are spontaneous. I would be interested to know the following points. Was there any swelling at the ...  Read Full »

My husband got a stab wound, and the bruise is growing in size and getting darker. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My husband was stabbed from armpit to collarbone 48 hours ago. It is very deep and requires surgery to clean and close the wound. He was discharged from the hospital 18 hours ago. He has started to get a huge bruise down his side and arm that is growing in size and getting dark in c...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I can understand your concern. Kindly attach his reports to help you better. Thanks.  Read Full »

What are the signs of internal bleeding?

Query: Hi doctor. I am a 23-year-old female. My height is 5’5”. I went ice-blocking a couple of days ago and accidentally went off a little jump. Now, I have a big bruise on my leg and some pain in my stomach when I push on it, and pain on my hips in front of my pelvis. There is no visible bru...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query, and I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from a big bruise on your leg and pain in your stomach and between your hips. Now you are afraid of any internal bleeding. Several symptoms of inte...  Read Full »

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