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Bruising and Melanoma

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    molly
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    Posting for a friend who is concerned with bruising under the arm and chest that won't go away. Person is already dx with mel (in the neck area) and has recently found additional nodes that appear to be involved….neck and chest area.  Has anyone had experience with bruising and melanoma?

    Thanks for your thoughts.

    Posting for a friend who is concerned with bruising under the arm and chest that won't go away. Person is already dx with mel (in the neck area) and has recently found additional nodes that appear to be involved….neck and chest area.  Has anyone had experience with bruising and melanoma?

    Thanks for your thoughts.

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      KatyWI
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      I haven't experienced this personally, but I did read about someone who experienced bruising when her mets did the "grow so fast they choke off their own blood supply and die in the center" thing.  It's possible it could be related to the MM.  It's also possible that the MM has screwed up your friend's blood counts so that the bruises are having a hard time healing.  I hope someone with more knowledge will post–sorry to be so little help.

      KatyWI

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        Linda J
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        Unfortunately yes, I did have bruising over top of a "knot" that turned out to be MM. There are lymph nodes involved.  I had seen four different doctors who thought it was just an infection.  It even responded to anti-biotics.  Tell your friend to see her oncologist as soon as possible so she can get the right information right away.

        Now I'm waiting for surgery and radiation to start, but I am still going to beat this beast!

        Best of luck

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        Linda J
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        Unfortunately yes, I did have bruising over top of a "knot" that turned out to be MM. There are lymph nodes involved.  I had seen four different doctors who thought it was just an infection.  It even responded to anti-biotics.  Tell your friend to see her oncologist as soon as possible so she can get the right information right away.

        Now I'm waiting for surgery and radiation to start, but I am still going to beat this beast!

        Best of luck

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      KatyWI
      Participant

      I haven't experienced this personally, but I did read about someone who experienced bruising when her mets did the "grow so fast they choke off their own blood supply and die in the center" thing.  It's possible it could be related to the MM.  It's also possible that the MM has screwed up your friend's blood counts so that the bruises are having a hard time healing.  I hope someone with more knowledge will post–sorry to be so little help.

      KatyWI

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      Wife of Carl
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      Yes, my husband had a subq in his chest that bled and he experienced extensive bruising on his chest that lasted for a few weeks.  He had done some lifting, which must have caused the tumor to bleed.  Melanoma specialists (3) that saw it said that tumors are very vascular and do bleed.  They had no other explanation or nothing to add to that….not the profound answer that I had expected!  I hope this will help in some small way.

      Pat

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      Wife of Carl
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      Yes, my husband had a subq in his chest that bled and he experienced extensive bruising on his chest that lasted for a few weeks.  He had done some lifting, which must have caused the tumor to bleed.  Melanoma specialists (3) that saw it said that tumors are very vascular and do bleed.  They had no other explanation or nothing to add to that….not the profound answer that I had expected!  I hope this will help in some small way.

      Pat

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      Wife of Carl
      Participant

      Yes, my husband had a subq in his chest that bled and he experienced extensive bruising on his chest that lasted for a few weeks.  He had done some lifting, which must have caused the tumor to bleed.  Melanoma specialists (3) that saw it said that tumors are very vascular and do bleed.  They had no other explanation or nothing to add to that….not the profound answer that I had expected!  I hope this will help in some small way.

      Pat

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      Wife of Carl
      Participant

      Yes, my husband had a subq in his chest that bled and he experienced extensive bruising on his chest that lasted for a few weeks.  He had done some lifting, which must have caused the tumor to bleed.  Melanoma specialists (3) that saw it said that tumors are very vascular and do bleed.  They had no other explanation or nothing to add to that….not the profound answer that I had expected!  I hope this will help in some small way.

      Pat

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      molly
      Participant

      Thanks to all for your responses…I will pass along the information. 

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      molly
      Participant

      Thanks to all for your responses…I will pass along the information. 

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