Bruising Or Discoloration, Drainage Or Pus, Lump Or Bulge And Swelling

Reviewed on 12/21/2020

Swelling and bruising are seen with different kinds of injury. Swelling can also accompany infections. A lump or bulge can be related to either infection or injury. If there is drainage of pus, this usually indicates an infection at the site. If you have signs or symptoms of an infection anywhere in your body, seek the advice of a doctor so that you can be promptly treated.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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