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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

Soooooooore cervix.

Sex-filter: What the hell did we do to my vagina/uterus/entire abdominal cavity? [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on May 8, 2013 - 15 answers

Gave blood, have bruise, problem?

YANMD. Gave blood two weeks ago. Hurt more than usual on the stick (but not terribly). I've never had any issue at all before, but this time within a few days I had a pretty good bruise. For several days it was pretty tender. The tenderness has very very slowly reduced, but it's still a bit tender. And I have a bruise the length and half the width of my hand (purple, yellow, green). I don't think the bruise has gotten bigger since the first few days, but I don't think it's been getting smaller either and it doesn't really seem to be getting lighter, though it's hard to tell. 1. Is this a problem? 2. How long before I have a normal looking arm again? 3. Is there anything I should be doing?
posted by pdq on Apr 9, 2013 - 19 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

Risks related to deep muscle bruising

I was kicked by a horse on my thigh Saturday evening. It appears to be a deep muscle bruise and is still fairly tightly swollen. It is much less painful than it was yesterday and I can walk on it. After googling it, I am concerned about complications. Should I go to a doctor after this much time has elapsed?
posted by Altomentis on Apr 23, 2012 - 11 answers

Help not look like an abuse victim.

The best makeup to cover up serious bruises and/or treatments that help bruises heal faster. [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on Mar 11, 2012 - 19 answers

Is tender, raised "bruising" normal for a healing cyst, 3 weeks later?

A cyst that was drained on my back 3 weeks ago is still a raised, long-ish bruise (after a doctor followup and cortisone shot last week). How alarming is this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2011 - 7 answers

Why does breastfeeding hurt more in the afternoon?

Why is breastfeeding excruciating in the afternoon/early evening, but tolerable/comfortable at other times of the day? [more inside]
posted by bingoes on Mar 25, 2011 - 17 answers

How can I reduce the time to clear bruising and swelling?

What techniques, practices, and over the counter items are useful in reducing the time to clear bruising and, to a lesser extent, swelling? [more inside]
posted by adipocere on Nov 16, 2010 - 16 answers

Should I be concerned about a bone bleed?

What is a bone bleed, and how do I know if I should be concerned? (Bike injury details within!) [more inside]
posted by monkeymonkey on Jun 23, 2010 - 8 answers

Where'd that come from?

Why do I bruise so easily? [more inside]
posted by lwclec072 on Nov 14, 2009 - 21 answers

Does bruising mean that I should not continue laser hair removal treatment?

Should I abandon my plan to have laser hair removal? I had a sample treatment of an area (about 2x3 inches in size) on my leg and light purple/blue bruising developed. [more inside]
posted by pluma moos on May 8, 2009 - 8 answers

This little piggie went OWWWW all the way home

I think I broke my littlest toe. Everything I read online says that basically nothing can be done, so there's no point in going to the doctor, right? [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Oct 30, 2008 - 27 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

Why is my ear suddenly numb?

Why did my ear suddenly go numb? Should I go to a doctor? [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on Nov 23, 2006 - 8 answers

mysterious bruising

After heavy nights of drinking I always end up with mysterious bruises on my inner upper arms and sometimes even my inner thighs.... It looks like I was grabbed and I know that I was not....what is this all about? [more inside]
posted by godaweful on Jul 11, 2006 - 28 answers

Black and blue

I never used to bruise easily, and now I do... [more inside]
posted by eas98 on Jan 24, 2006 - 16 answers

I Bruise Easy

Why do I get so many bruises? [more inside]
posted by dflemingdotorg on Apr 21, 2005 - 18 answers

Help for severe bruising following jaw surgery?

Help for severe bruising following surgery? (More, including about a dozen titanium screws holding my jaw together, inside.) [more inside]
posted by scody on Jan 10, 2005 - 11 answers

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