Subcutaneous Bleeding

Subcutaneous bleeding is the contusions and bruising developed on the skin. It often occurs due to trauma or injuries on the superficial blood vessels of the skin. People taking anticoagulant medication usually develop subcutaneous bleeding. It is managed by applying an icepack on the affected area, keeping the injured area elevated, and applying pressure to the bleeding areas.

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What is causing bleeding under my skin every day?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been bleeding under the skin in just my fingers and palm. I have attached the photo for reference. It is worse in one hand than the other, but sometimes the other hand will get worse. It has been present on and off for many years. Initially, the doctors thought that it was due to A...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your concern and seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems that you have developed ecchymosis (subcutaneous bleeding). Please check your bleeding time, clotting time and prothrombin time for any abnormalities. Get review w...  Read Full »

Post plateletpheresis,my hand is turning bluish black.Please help me.

Query: Hello doctor, Post plateletpheresis, my hand is turning bluish black day by day. It is spreading wider and a slight pain occurs in such areas. I have attached pictures of the same. Is this a safe sign? Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash H. Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your query and image (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: It appears to be previous subcutaneous bleeding. After donation, the vein and surrounding skin will require time to heal. The needle inserted for the procedure is a l...  Read Full »

What is a blood blister and how can it be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a tiny red dot on the bottom of my pinky toe. It seems to be some blood blister. If it pops, it will bleed forever. It will not go away. What is it and how do I get it to go away?  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is called pyogenic granuloma which is a lobular capillary hemangioma. It is a collection of capillaries and is not contagious or infectious. Usually seen on hands, feet, and face. It bleeds on t...  Read Full »

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