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I have something like a bruise. Can you tell me what it is?

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Published At May 16, 2018
Reviewed AtAugust 22, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have an issue with my skin. It has changed color, maybe a bruise or something even though it is not itchy or painful.

Thank you.

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Yes, it appears to be a bruise only (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Commonly this occurs due to trauma or injury noticed or unnoticed. So do you remember any history of injury while walking, playing, driving, etc.? Is there any possibility of injury during sleep? If yes then it is fine and it will resolve in a week or two.

Is it just a single bruise or multiple over the body? You should try to search at other sites as well. If multiple or there is no clear-cut history or possibility of injury, then we need to rule low platelet count as a cause for the bruise. So, you should get platelet count, and PT (prothrombin time), and INR (international normalized ratio) test done in order to rule out clotting problem.

Hope this helps you and get back if you have any doubts.

Thank you.

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor,

No, I do not have other bruises. I might have got an injury due to my work. Thanks a lot for clearing the issue.

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

This will resolve in a week or two. All the best.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiology

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