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I have a new dark colored mole on arm with bruising. What could this be?

I have a new dark colored mole on arm with bruising. What could this be?

See MD: Any new, discolored mole should be evaluated by a physician. There is always a chance that a new lesion could be precancerous or worse and so therefore having a trained professional exam the area would be wise. I hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymoses are bruises. Bruises are purple or red collections of blood under the skin that appear after blood vessels in the skin break, causing the blood to spread through the tissues ...Read more


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Sudden bruising on arm. Red, hurts when pressed on it. Appeared suddenly. No injury or trauma. Help?

Sudden bruising on arm. Red, hurts when pressed on it. Appeared suddenly. No injury or trauma. Help?

Get a blood test: Sudden bruising without injury should be investigated with a complete blood cell count. This will include a platelet count as well as red blood cells and white blood cells. Start with your primary doctor, for the blood test. He/she may send you to a hematologist if the test indicates and abnormality. Or maybe you just are an aggressive sleeper. Don't ignore it, simple blood test ...Read more

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Bruising on arm from broken finger. Is this normal?

Bruising on arm from broken finger. Is this normal?

Possibly.: Used blood from the fracture site may have travelled up the arm with gravity and circulation. Check with your doctor to make sure that there is nothing wrong in your forearm. ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more