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A bruise is blood that has escaped from broken blood vessels due to an injury. The blood collects in the space between muscle and skin and is visible below the surface of the skin. A bruise on the face is usually not serious but may be a cause of embarrassment until it heals.
Bruising or bleeding after an injury is normal see also How Blood Clots. However, some people have disorders that cause them to bruise or bleed too easily. Sometimes people bleed without any obvious triggering event or injury.
Skip to content. Head injuries are one of the most common causes of disability and death in adults. The injury can be as mild as a bump, bruise contusionor cut on the head, or can be moderate to severe in nature due to a concussion, deep cut or open wound, fractured skull bone sor from internal bleeding and damage to the brain.
Traumatic brain injury usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. An object that penetrates brain tissue, such as a bullet or shattered piece of skull, also can cause traumatic brain injury. Mild traumatic brain injury may affect your brain cells temporarily.
The vast majority of domestic-violence victims who show signs of traumatic brain injury never receive a formal diagnosis. In the first version of her story, Grace Costa says that, on the night after Christmas, inher ex-boyfriend broke into her house, hid behind her bedroom door, and then attacked her as she and her two grown children—a son and a daughter—were about to eat dinner. Costa whose name has been changed describes the night in disjointed phrases.
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma NHL can cause many different signs and symptoms, depending on the type of lymphoma and where it is in the body. Sometimes it might not cause any symptoms until it grows quite large. In fact, many of the symptoms listed here are more likely to be caused by other conditions, such as an infection. Still, if you have any of these symptoms, have them checked by a doctor so that the cause can be found and treated, if needed.
Easily bruising and bleeding is the 4th most common leukaemia symptom, but how does leukaemia bruising differ from a normal bruise? To learn more, read our article! Bruising or bleeding is one of the most common symptoms associated with a blood cancer diagnosis.