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Ecchymosis - Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult for ecchymosis?

You can consult a general physician who will examine you and rule out the cause for the ecchymosis and then probably refer you to a concerned specialist.

2. Which part of the body does ecchymosis affect?

Ecchymosis can appear in different parts of the body; if it appears without any external injury then it needs to be reviewed by the physician to determine its cause.
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3. Is ecchymosis life threatening?

Ecchymosis on its own is not life threatening; however, the underlying cause of ecchymosis might be life threatening if neglected. For example, the ecchymosis of the periorbital area might be a result of basal skull fracture and requires immediate medical attention.

4. Is ecchymosis curable?

Yes, it is easy to treat ecchymosis at home when it is due to a simple blunt injury; however, it should be treated by a physician when deeper structures are involved or when there is an underlying diseased condition.

5. What kind of medications cause ecchymosis?

NSAIDís like Ibuprofen and anticoagulants like Aspirin.

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