Common "Bruise" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


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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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 consul...  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 ...  Read Full »

I have a yellow itchy bruise on the top of my areola. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old female with 5'7 height and 168 lbs in weight. I have a yellow bruise on the top of my areola. And when I noticed it over two weeks ago, my whole breast started to itch, and it never stopped. There is no discharge or pain. I have not done anything to bruise it. I hav...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A bruise is due to tissue bleeding and is usually bluish or bluish-red. It is never yellow. Moreover, a bruise is never itchy. Therefore the condition that you have is not a bruise, and it is something else. I would keep a possibility of either eczematous dermatitis,...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my eyelids becoming more hooded?

Query: Hello doctor,My eyelids have become more hooded.  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There can be a number of causes which could give rise to an appearance of a hooded eyelid. The most common of which are eyelid bags ( for which you may be using lid taping), although a reaction to the tape is possible, it is a rare occurrence, dermatochalasis which i...  Read Full »

I got bumps on my penis after masturbating. Please assist.

Query: Hello doctor, I got some pimple-like bumps on my penis. But, I was not able to identify the cause for it. I observed that it happens to me after masturbation most of the time. So, please suggest some remedies for this problem because they are painful. I am uploading a picture.  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Can you please provide more information. Since when is the lesion present? Does it itch? Are there any other lesions in the groin or elsewhere on the body? Have you been applying any creams or washing the affected area with any antiseptics? Was there any recent sexua...  Read Full »

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 »

Can Modafinil help with my tiredness and sleepiness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 34 years old mom of a 5 year old. I am excessively tired and have a need to sleep at all times. I had CBC done, and my eosinophils are high, and my MPV is low, but everything else came back fine. My body aches, and I feel horrible. I have bruises that appear out of nowhere all ove...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshuman Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The symptoms which you described are suggestive of hematological disorder, which can explain both easy fatigability and bruises. You need to get your coagulation profile tested, and peripheral smear for any abnormal cell. Get ANA (antinuclear antibody) and CRP (C-reactive...  Read Full »

I am suffering from increasing bruises in my legs. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old female, with height of 5'3" and weight of 149 pounds. I have been getting bruising on my legs over the past two weeks for no apparent reason. My veins have become very visible and prominent and have also started bruising. In this time I have noticed roughly a dozen b...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You need to rule out the underlying cause for peripheral neuropathy like diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, thyroid issue, calcium deficiency, B12 deficiency, etc. For that color doppler leg, random blood sugar estimation, serum TSH estimation, serum B12 estimati...  Read Full »

I get bruises when I stop vitamin C and K tablets. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I get bruising easily. My blood reports are fine, and the bruise gets clear with vitamin C and K tablets but occurs again when I stop the medicine. Why?  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Kindly mention since how long you have such problem? And mention the duration of the treatment. In such easy bruising case, the causes like liver disease, low platelet count, and coagulation abnormality have to be ruled out. You have investigated for that, and all the ...  Read Full »

Can an improper usage of contact lens cause infection of the cornea?

Query: Hi doctor, I have struggled with my right eye, where I have had a red eyelid around the eye, and my eyeball would be bloodshot. I did scratch my eye two years ago, and that was the cause and got infected. I have gone to the doctors and told me to stop wearing contacts and put me on antibiotic drops ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aseela Banu Mohammed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to While using contact lenses, please maintain hygiene. You should be very cautious because if the infection comes and the cornea is involved, it will take months to heal. So as of now, please avoid contact lens till infection resolves. Better use glasses as of now. Use Vi...  Read Full »

Why do I have a bruise in my arm after plasma transfusion?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a really bad bruise on my arm after giving plasma. I think it might be a blood clot. I am an 18 year old male.  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to By looking at the picture and history provided (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I think it is a small dispersed hematoma because of leakage of blood from the blood vessels. As it has happened at the site of venepuncture, it is mainly because of inadequat...  Read Full »

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