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What is this weird neck bruise?

What is this mysterious dark patch (bruise?) on my neck? It's been there, unchanged (as far as I can tell) for a few days, possibly a week. It's right under a mole and not painful to the touch. It is definitely not a hickey, though it looks a lot like one. More info and a photo under the cut. [more inside]
posted by bonifate on Sep 2, 2015 - 12 answers

Dark brown blotch randomly appeared on my daughter's finger, pic inside

This past weekend a dark brown blotch appeared on my daughter's finger. It kind of looks like someone took a brown marker and just dabbed it quickly. My daughter wouldn't let us touch it at first and she kind of acted like it hurt but wouldn't confirm or deny it hurting. There is no difference in texture to the skin - it's not a scab. It's just discoloration. [more inside]
posted by ascetic on Jul 6, 2015 - 13 answers

Should I be concerned about this spontaneous bruise under my bicep?

After a hard strength training workout this morning, I noticed a weird bruise on my bicep. It doesn't hurt. Is this a thing that happens sometimes when you lift weights or is it something to be concerned about? [more inside]
posted by pazazygeek on Jun 1, 2015 - 5 answers

V-shaped bruisey mark - cause for concern?

I have a v-shaped bluish-purple mark on the back of my neck, about 1" large. Is this cause for concern? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Jul 15, 2014 - 9 answers

Bruised feeling on abdomen, traveling in a few days. Should I worry?

In a few days, I'm going on a several-week trip to Europe. Yesterday I noticed a small (quarter-sized) area to the right of my bellybutton that feels bruised, but has no mark. It doesn't hurt unless I press on it, and then it feels like a bruise. I figure if I had appendicitis or something I'd be in a lot more pain. Should I be worried about this at all?
posted by emily37 on Jun 16, 2014 - 11 answers

What's up with this post-fall soreness and bruising? Should I worry?

Two and a half weeks ago, I tripped and fell (with maximum drama and embarrassment) at work. I landed on the bottom of my knee (beneath the knee cap) and shin with great force onto a hard surface, concrete covered with berber carpet. It's still developing new and odd bruising (details within) and is still remarkably uncomfortable. The skin and knee bones don't hurt, but the soft tissue is very ouchy. Is this a "deep bruises take time to heal" thing or a "Martha, get your bruised self to the doctor" thing? [more inside]
posted by mostlymartha on Apr 4, 2014 - 11 answers

Weird Bruising

This evening a terrible long "bruise" showed up on my leg. It looks like the sort of veins you usually see in your arms, but this suddenly popped up down my right leg along a vein. It is about 7"-8" in length. I am a healthy 28 yr old woman. I know you are not my doctor- but does anyone know what this could be. Should I be concerned? [more inside]
posted by KMoney on Oct 8, 2013 - 7 answers

Is it possible to tell what this bruise is from and how old it is?

1) Can you tell if this is a fresh bruise or one that is a couple of days old? 2) Can you tell if the bruise is the result of someone grabbing the arm? [more inside]
posted by imposster on Sep 12, 2013 - 13 answers

My upper back has turned into a delicate bruisey flower.

Lately I've been getting weird red bruise-like marks on my back, and the things that appear to be causing them aren't painful or rigorous. What's going on? And on a scale of zero to imminent death, how concerned should I be? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Sep 3, 2013 - 10 answers

Why did getting a bruise help my keratosis pilaris?

I got a wicked bruise on my upper arm about a month ago. It's basically gone, but there is a totally keratosis pilaris free space where the bruise used to be. Why did this happen? And/or, how can I replicate it for the rest of my arm? Specific feedback about the bruise thing, as well as any pro tips about remedies for kp, are welcome.
posted by c'mon sea legs on Aug 30, 2013 - 11 answers

I bruised my thigh and the hurt is spreading. What now?

Nine days ago while working I *ran* into a countertop and bruised the top my right thigh - badly. At first the injury seemed to progress normally, getting better every day, but now not only is the bruise still there, but my knee hurts too. What now? [more inside]
posted by hafehd on Mar 25, 2013 - 10 answers

What is this perpetual bruise-like pain on my shin?

This is an issue that I've been aware of for years, but have never investigated it with a doctor because it usually only hurts when I put pressure in one particular spot. (Hey, doc, it hurts when I do this...) The spot is 3-5 inches above my ankle, along the very edge of my shin bone on the inside of my left leg. It's very tender, hurts quite a bit if that one spot is knocked or if I push on it. There's no bruise visible on the skin. [more inside]
posted by Trespassers William on Jan 26, 2013 - 16 answers

How to get rid of a hickey asap!?

Advice to get rid of a hickey STAT? [more inside]
posted by roxie110 on Jul 8, 2012 - 30 answers

Get me some ointment, I need an appointment: I got a rash

What is this weird rash on my leg? Pics here [more inside]
posted by oceanview on Nov 1, 2011 - 51 answers

What have I done to cause my foot to radiate pain with out a specific incident?

What did I do to my foot? I have been working very physically and in bare feet no less but... my foot started to hurt several house after I was done with work and there wasn't a specific incident to cause the pain. My foot just started to radiate pain, seemingly out of no where. [more inside]
posted by m. says: on Aug 3, 2011 - 7 answers

How can something hurt so much while looking like nothing at all?

What the hell did I do to my legs today? More specifically, what is the explanation for the aching, tender, swollen region on the outsides of my thighs? [more inside]
posted by kataclysm on Dec 28, 2010 - 8 answers

What should I name my leg dent?

Is there a name for a dent in one's body after a bruise? [more inside]
posted by elpea on Sep 19, 2010 - 13 answers

Un-dent my daughter's face?

My daughter's cheek bruise has turned into a dent/dimple. What's going on? Is it permanent? How to get her face back to normal? [more inside]
posted by Alt F4 on Jun 17, 2010 - 10 answers

What is causing the dull aching pain in my tooth?

What's wrong with my tooth? Dull numbing pain after an injury. [more inside]
posted by designbyme on Jun 12, 2010 - 7 answers

How can I make this bruise go away?

How do I get rid of this seemingly-permanent bruise? [more inside]
posted by juniperesque on Jan 7, 2010 - 10 answers

post-surgical bruising

Is there a term for the type of bruising that occurs after surgery, away from the site of the surgery? [more inside]
posted by moonlet on Nov 18, 2009 - 3 answers


I fell and chipped a tooth, and have a huge bump on the back of my head. Is there any reason I shouldn't fly 13 hours tomorrow? [more inside]
posted by monkey!knife!fight! on Jan 3, 2009 - 10 answers

What are these bruises and how do I get rid of them?

I know about spider veins (those tiny, flat blue/red/purple lines) and varicose veins (raised, lumpy veins). I know that these can be treated with laser or sclerotherapy. But what do you call faint blue bruising that seems to follow the path of blood vessels but is neither sharply defined nor raised? And how can you treat it? [more inside]
posted by wexford_arts on Sep 5, 2008 - 3 answers

What is this discoloration on my hand?

I recently got a stripe of mild discoloration on my hand about a half-inch long. I am almost certain that it isn't a bruise, as it has been on my hand for about a month now. It has faded, but doesn't look like it's going to go away on its own. What caused it? [more inside]
posted by Damn That Television on Aug 25, 2008 - 11 answers

fast bruise healing

I have a large bruise below my knee which needs to go away quickly. Tell me how! [more inside]
posted by cheemee on Aug 11, 2008 - 20 answers

Super Healing Powers

Any tips for faster ways to recover from a twisted ankle/bruised foot? [more inside]
posted by decathecting on Jun 6, 2008 - 18 answers

Active life with a bone bruise?

Does anyone have experience with a bone bruise? I have one, apparently, just when I wanted to get serious about exercising again. [more inside]
posted by Countess Elena on Dec 31, 2007 - 14 answers

Were those there before?

How worried should I be that there's some new bruising on a week-old knee injury? [more inside]
posted by poweredbybeard on Aug 1, 2007 - 6 answers

Allay my fears of amputation!

What is with these dark spots below my recently sprained ankle? [more inside]
posted by Chris4d on Apr 18, 2007 - 13 answers

4 month old scar still hurts..

4-month old leg injury filter: I scraped up my leg really bad 4 months ago. It healed, it scarred, it still hurts. Now what? [more inside]
posted by sirion on Dec 15, 2006 - 8 answers

I don't bruise

Why don't I bruise? [more inside]
posted by tim_in_oz on Nov 7, 2006 - 26 answers

How did he get these long, thin bruises and not know?

I hadn't seen my partner in a few days and when I got home, he showed me these big, long horizontal scratches that appeared on his back. He has no idea where they came from. It's the stigmata! [more inside]
posted by sian on Aug 26, 2006 - 28 answers

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