So today on my flight, I subconsciously put one of those plastic cups they give you to my mouth. I breathed in so suction was created. After my flight I noticed that I had a few purple colored spots of considerable size on my chin. I didnt feel any pain but I just want to know what it is. I am assuming that its just the blood pooling under the skin from the suction. I was just messing around but I am beginning to become a little concerned. My question is how long will this take to heal, and what can I do to expediate the process?
This does not sound serious as these may be suction hematomas. They should revert spontaneously in less than a week. For larger hematomas, the discolorations may be quite evident. Hematoma resolution undergoes certain steps and may be evident by the changes in the color of the hematoma. However for small punctate hemorrhages this should resolve without intervention.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.