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.

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?

NSAID’s like Ibuprofen and anticoagulants like Aspirin.

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