What is a hemorrhagic lesion?

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2007-08-20 20:47:01

"Hemorrhagic" is the property of containing or secreting blood

that shouldn't be there.

"Hemorrhage" refers to blood escaping from blood vessels of any


A "lesion" is an area of damaged, missing, diseased, or

otherwise abnormal tissue, such a sore. The most common lesions

appear in the skin - pimples, cancer sores, burns.

A hemorrhagic lesion is one that either contains blood or is

bleeding. Examples of hemorrhagic lesions: bruises, petechiae

(tiny, bright red spots), "hickies".

In sum, hemorrhagic lesions can be harmless or very serious,

depending on the type, location, and cause.

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