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Do I need to worry about an ecchymosis that occurred on my hand for no apparent reason?

All of a sudden the other day the back of my hand was swelling and turning bluish/green near my knuckle, just a small spot maybe an inch in diameter, so I figured it's broken blood vessel and the blood was leaking out, but I hadn't hit it on anything. Does anybody know what might cause this to just happen without injury? Thanks.

genetics and age

if you are blood thinners that will do it also.  (+ info)

ecchymosis following blood withdrawl?

I had a blood test done for basic anemia, cbc, the like; The qwest lady found my my vein quickly, used a new siringe, alcohol, the works; 2 minutes later she had my 3 vials of blood.

Next day my arm started to hurt near elbow area of right hand, a few inches around from veinpuncture. Few days later the elbow in that area got ecchymosis (discoloration, etc). No sign of other possible bites except fora faint red spot similar in size and shape to the veinpuncture point. Doctor prescribed generic keflex for swelling and pain, took it for 5 days, and pain has gone away.

The ecchymosis (swelling) has not yet however, as blueish-green still remains.

Should i continue to be worried? And what could have caused this? I had gone to a park and lake a day before blood withdrawl and didn't feel getting bit; Is it possible the withdrawl weakened my tissues to the point that whatever bite i did have (unknowingly) started to take affect?


the muffin man

ecchymosis or bruising -is caused when the catheter is removed from the bloodvein-the skin closes immediately -in healthy regular peolpe -in most cases alot of people do have bruising ,because the vein remains open and subcutaneous bleeding occurs-(bleeding under the skin)-when it changes color like that -that is a sign the it has stopped bleeding and the healing process has begun there is nothing to worry about its just going to look a lil gross for a couple of days  (+ info)

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M.E. Case

3 year old, male, full autopsy, eye enucleation
Cause of death: cardiorespiratory arrest due to Juvenile diabetes
Presents with: ecchymosis to right cheek and ear, neck, hands and forearms; petechial hemorrhages to abdomen and lower legs; edema to both hands and feet.
Hearing aids in both ears.
Date of death: January 20, 2007
Release from M.E. & Embalming: January 22, 2007
Sister lives in Australia and will arrive in the U.S. on January 31.
Visitation: February 1 & 2 with funeral on February 3.
Clothing/Toys: Elmo pajamas, toy helicopter, fire truck & baseball mitt. No hat.

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Discuss body positioning & feature setting.
Discuss fluid selection & dilution and injection protocol.

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Are you getting your child the swine flu shot?

Here are possible child effects of the swine flu shot.
*Local injection site reactions (including pain, pain limiting limb movement, redness, swelling, warmth, ecchymosis, induration)
*Hot flashes/flushes
*Facial edema.
*Immune system disorders
*Hypersensitivity reactions (including throat and/or mouth edema)
*In rare cases, hypersensitivity reactions have lead to anaphylactic shock and death
*Cardiovascular disorders
*Vasculitis (in rare cases with transient renal involvement)
*Syncope shortly after vaccination
*Digestive disorders
*Abdominal pain.
*Blood and lymphatic disorders
*Local lymphadenopathy
*Transient thrombocytopenia.
*Metabolic and nutritional disorders
*Loss of appetite.
*Nervous system disorders
*Febrile convulsions
*Guillain-Barré Syndrome
*Myelitis (including encephalomyelitis and transverse myelitis)
*Neuropathy (including neuritis)
*Paralysis (including Bell’s Palsy)
*Respiratory disorders
*Chest pain
*Stevens-Johnson syndrome
*Rash (including non-specific, maculopapular, and vesiculobulbous

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