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Very painful, bruised, red, tick bite.

By November 16, 2011 - 6:58am
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I have gotten many tick bites this year. over 15 (We live in the woods), but this tick bite woke me up in the middle of the night causing a lot of pain throughout my leg, it's very difficult to walk now. I have provided a link with a picture of my thigh where the tick bite is. But when I woke up, I pulled off the tick and that little area was numb but the rest of my leg was in terrible pain. Now it hurts all over the leg and walking is so painful on it. Do you think it could be lyme disease?
The way it looks and feels is scaring me. It hurts A LOT.


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Not finding any answers. I acquired a tick yesterday, was in the woods from 13:30-15:00. Around 22:00 that evening, I noticed a very sore irritation...felt like I had a combination of a rugburn and a bruise. Shrugged it off at the time, but investigated prior to going to bed. Found a small tick, very securely attached. Once removed, the spot appeared like a blood blister. Today at 09:29, still appears the same and is very sore.
Picked up a tick last year, went to doc due to a bullseye-like mark, and was directly put on antibiotics. Labs came back negative, so all is well.
Am I just having an allergic reaction or something?

May 3, 2018 - 7:32am
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Tick bites are often harmless, in which case they don't cause any noticeable symptoms. However, ticks can cause allergic reactions, and certain ticks can pass diseases onto humans and pets when they bite.


June 10, 2018 - 5:42am
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The same thing just happened to me last night!!! I felt like I bruised my side so I pulled up my shirt and it was a two inch inflammed skin area with a tick on me pretty tightly. I have been hiking a lot and this is the THIRD tick I pulled off my body this week and I wear jeans socks leather ankle boots. I could not believe how deep that thing burrowed and how it caused my skin to turn red! That has never happened I felt like and still do have bruising/pain and I never experienced it. I have had both "Babesiosis and Lyme Disease" the babesiosis caused vertigo for 9 months and the lyme was when I was pregnant and I got the bulls ring rash and fever of 104 horribly ill but treated.

November 4, 2017 - 7:44am
EmpowHER Guest

I was at my sisters house walking in the woods and when I was driving home, I started getting a horrible deep burning pain on my side. I pulled over to look and it was a tiny tick embedded in my skin :( I turned around and flew back to my sisters house and had her remove the entire tick. It's been a few hours since and it's still red swollen and burning, really hoping this isn't a sign of Lyme or another tick desease. Can anyone update whether their painful bites amounted to anything ?

November 3, 2017 - 6:43pm
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I went hiking yesterday and by the time I got home I found a tick in my neck and one on my breast area. We pulled them out with tweezers and I went on my taking a shower. Neither of these bites really hurt a the next day the feel fine. Only one major problem with this story....
I woke up pretty sore in my stomach and when I took off my shirt low & behold there is another tick that had lodged itself inside my belly button!!!! WE pulled it with tweezers and I washed the area with soap/hydrogen peroxide. 5 hours later I am in extreme pain inside my belly button and I'm pretty much hunched over. Inside there is a black circle which almost looks like another tick that is actually totally embedded in the skin. Ticks don't actually climb inside your skin so I can only imagine that it's a few areas where the critter was biting me throughout the night. I'm not going to freak out because everything I've read states disease symptoms do not start occurring until 3 -6 days later but if this pain doesn't go away by tomorrow I'll probably be calling a doctor.

March 4, 2017 - 2:35pm
EmpowHER Guest

Sorry I know this post is old but the comments the one guy was leaving really irritated me..he thinks he knows it all and then saying that your doing this for attention when I know your clearly not,because I got bit by a tick a few days ago I didn't know it was a tick bite at first but my leg was hurting bad it was sore and felt like someone kicked the shit out of me in that area..I went to get into the shower and that's when I noticed it was a tick bite I had my neighbor come over to help get it out but it's left a black spot where it bit me and I'm not feeling well,my whole body is sore,fever,head feels weird like I'm getting the fly or something..I called my doctor and their calling me in a script today for antibiotics so the doctor will give you medication to take untill you can get in to them to be checked out..The doctor told me symptoms can begin to show 2-14 days after the bite of the tick..

February 23, 2017 - 8:29am
EmpowHER Guest

I woke up this morning and felt like I had bumped my leg and bruised it. Drinking my coffee I felt this pain on my leg as if I had walked into a sharp object. I went to the bathroom expecting to see a big bruise but instead I found a tick embedded into my skin with about a nickel size red ring around it. My boyfriend pulled the tick out with tweezers. He got the whole tick out but it left a black center and holy crap does it ache! I have been bitten by ticks many times throughout my life but I have never had one that caused pain. Going to the doctors this morning. Has me a bit freaked out!

April 18, 2016 - 3:30am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Person who rudely replied; You are incorrect. Not everyone has the same symptoms or reactions. I've had Lyme on 2 separate occasions, I also am a Nurse and worked in an ER for 20 years. Telling others they are wrong is wrong in itself. Lyme seriously affected my life for 3 years the first time. I live in Connecticut as well, 40 miles from Lyme CT. Lyme is nothing to mess around with and should be seen by a doctor immediately. Precious minutes go by waiting or deciding, you can't get back. This person who posted originally is correct by being concerned. Bravo!

April 7, 2019 - 6:08am
EmpowHER Guest

I know this was a REALLY old post but it irritated me so much I had to comment. First off, NO doctor is going to put you directly on antibiotics. Second, a tick HAS to be embedded MORE than 24 hours to infect anyone with the Lyme bacteria. Last, your description sounds extremely exagerated. It takes days to MONTHS for symptoms to appear. I think this is a "pay attention to me" post.

May 19, 2015 - 4:19am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

My doctor immediately put me on antibiotics.

November 2, 2017 - 6:00pm
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