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Cause for bluish grey hands in evening, swollen, achey and feel bruised but are not bruised. Goes up the arm and part of back. Help please?

Cause for bluish grey hands in evening, swollen, achey and feel bruised but are not bruised. Goes up the arm and part of back. Help please?

Hand pain: Difficult to say. If you live in a cold place then reynauds is a possibility. The cold induces spasm of your hand arteries which causes bluish fingers. Otherwise autoimmune diseases come to mind. More info needed. ...Read more

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I have a vein on the inside part of my arm that's causing pain and bruising. You can follow the vein and as youfollow it there is bruising?

I have a vein on the inside part of my arm that's causing pain and bruising. You can follow the vein and as youfollow it there is bruising?

Strange: Actual bruising would mean there is a hole in the vein. Seems unlikely at 56 for you just to be bruising with no real pressure unless there is injury or a needlestick. Do you have very fragile skin and does this happen anywhere else in your body? Try not to irritate or "follow" this vein, and if you want, apply a warm compress. Have a doctor check if it doesn't go away. ...Read more

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Constant shooting left arm pain for 2 weeks, left arm is tender to touch. Possible causes?

Constant shooting left arm pain for 2 weeks, left arm is tender to touch. Possible causes?

See a doctor: If you are having pain that long, you should consider getting checked. If you have a primary doctor, start with that person. Spinal problems might cause this, but so can many other problems. You need a professional to sort this out. ...Read more

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What could cause symmetric bruises on my arms?

What could cause symmetric bruises on my arms?

How old are you: Our skin thins as we get older so we can bruise easier. We can also bruise easier when taking Aspirin or meds like motrin. ...Read more

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I keep getting these bruise like marks on my arms. They are a deep red. What causes this? They fade in about a week gradually

I keep getting these bruise like marks on my arms. They are a deep red. What causes this? They fade in about a week gradually

Meds or fragile skin: Meds like Aspirin or blood thinners (Coumadin (warfarin) etc) and having rather fragile skin/blood vessels. Some day to day activities around the house or work can hurt the skin (without breaking it) to cause a bruise. ...Read more

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What to to about lower arms that bruise really easily? My lower arms bruise really easily. I can just bump into something and an awlful bruise appears and takes a long time to go away. What causes this?

What to to about lower arms that bruise really easily? My lower arms bruise really easily. I can just bump into something and an awlful bruise appears and takes a long time to go away. What causes this?

Typically: Typically that is caused by "actinic purpura" which occurs after age and sun damage thin the skin and cause it to bruise more easily. There is not easy fix, but I would recommend sunscreens, protective clothing, and do your best to avoid trauma to those areas. I would recommend you see a dermatologist who can further evaluate you to confirm the diagnosis and be sure that is the correct diagnosis. I hope that helps. Below is information on elta md sunscreen which I really like for my patients. ...Read more

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Dark purple bruises have appeared on my grandma's arms - they don't cause pain, but have spread over the span of a few days?

Dark purple bruises have appeared on my grandma's arms - they don't cause pain, but have spread over the span of a few days?

Purpura?: Is described as: hemorrhagic states characterized by patches of purplish discoloration resulting from extravasation of blood into the skin and mucous membranes. Sometimes the aging process itself with thinner skin etc. Are risk factors alone to get this, however, it is best to have grand mom see her Doctor to get them clinically evaluated and even some labs may need to be done. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes a knot to form in your arms or legs and is very painful then you later see a bruise and you haven't bumped anything?

What causes a knot to form in your arms or legs and is very painful then you later see a bruise and you haven't bumped anything?

Venule: Most likely a small venule or capillary. If you a taking daily Aspirin or regular NSAID use this might make you prone to do this. Also, vitamin E or even garlic if supplemented. ...Read more

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Hi I woke up with dark blue purple bruises on my arms and legs. What may ne the cause?

Hi I woke up with dark blue purple bruises on my arms and legs. What may ne the cause?

Sudden bruising!: Sudden bruising can be serious. If no other changes you may want to see a medical professional
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I have been having unexplained scratches and bruises on my arms and legs, could they be caused during sleep?

I have been having unexplained scratches and bruises on my arms and legs, could they be caused during sleep?

Possibly: Restless sleep can cause what you have described. If you continue to have these symptoms and others, consult a board certified sleep specialist for testing. ...Read more

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I have severe bruising on my forearms only. I do not take blood thinners. Just scratching my arms causes blood lines to appear. Platelet count normal.

Several: Aspirin, and other so-called non-steroidal antiinfllammatory agents can lead to easy bruising. Kidney problems can also lead to easy bruising. You should see a health care provider to help you determine what the problem is. ...Read more

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17 Y/O girl. Recently been bruising a lot easier on arms and legs, I've been getting itchiness on arms and legs causing Petechiae, doctors? Causes?

17 Y/O girl. Recently been bruising a lot easier on arms and legs, I've been getting itchiness on arms and legs causing Petechiae, doctors? Causes?

Easy bruising: Easy bruising can be seen in some serious illnesses which cause a decrease in the number of platelets. Seen your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I get random small round red spots or small round bruises on different areas of my arms and legs what causes this? I can email a pic if anyone wants2c

Bruises and red spot: It sound likeyou aregetting petchia and or ecchymoses. You should consult your internist or ahematologist to rule out a blood or clotting problem. ...Read more

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What can cause random swelling pain in bruising in arms and hands. I have seen doctors who don't know what it is. Its caused fingers to bleed and fall off.

What can cause random swelling pain in bruising in arms and hands. I have seen doctors who don't know what it is. Its caused fingers to bleed and fall off.

Very non-specific Q;: This is a very non-specific and somewhat unfair question, because with minimal input you expect maximum output. Let me say I can only think of THE FOLLOWING: per your limited input, being meningococcal meningitis, vasculitis, Raynauds disease, Hansens disease, SBE with periferal embolisation, perhaps blood dyscrasia with macroglobulins and etc!! (Google?) ...Read more

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Can meth cause bruise in a particular region of body such just arms or just legs? (and takes prenatals and b-100) does eat under 1800 cal

Can meth cause bruise in a particular region of body such just arms or just legs? (and takes prenatals and b-100) does eat under 1800 cal

Meth=methamphetamine: Or methadone. I assume you are talking about crystal meth. It is good you are taking vitamins, but that is not going to protect your unborn child from the harm of using methamphetamine. I am not aware of bruising as a complication, and you should see your OB provider to be evaluated, and get a referral for treatment for your drug problems. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a bruise on my arm that's growing, what could cause this? My liver is swollen.

I have a bruise on my arm that's growing, what could cause this? My liver is swollen.

Be seen: An expanding bruise is an expanding bleed under the skin. If your liver is not working properly to make blood coagulation proteins, it could be a sign of a more serious problem. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I got a unknown bruise on my left arm that hurts alittle but I don't remember bumping on anything. What can be the cause of this bruise?

I got a unknown bruise on my left arm that hurts alittle but I don't remember bumping on anything. What can be the cause of this bruise?

Didn't notice bump: Do you take Aspirin on a regular basis? That often contributes to bruising, as it disables the platelets that enable blood to clot when blood vessels are disrupted after hitting something inadvertently, as when we bruise. Bruising occasionally and not remembering when we might have bumped the area of the bruise is not an unusual occurrence. If you continue to bruise frequently, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What would cause perfectly round dark bruises to appear on my left arm only? Everyday new bruises going on for a few months. And no im not clumbsy

What would cause perfectly round dark bruises to appear on my left arm only? Everyday new bruises going on for a few months. And no im not clumbsy

See your doctor: Bruising without trauma is a concern for underlying problems with the body's blood clotting mechanisms. However, I would expect the bruises to appear in other places. Please see your doctor for evaluation ...Read more

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