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Bruise In My Wrist
Bruise: For the first 24 hours, i would ice the effected area to minimize the spread of the bruise. After 48 hours, heat may be applied to allow the blood to disperse about the body. The amount of time it takes to heal is highly variable from person to person. ...Read more
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more
A bruise on my wrist has appeared two days ago. It has a red circle in the centre it is not painful just itchy does not disappear when pressed on?
I have a bruise and pain on my right thumb along with a bruise on my wrist. What could be the problem?
I have a bruise on my wrist it's a week old but nowI have 3 tiny purple lines running through it is this normal?
Depends on how...: You acquired the bruise. If there was an object that gave you the bruise (or you hit your wrist on something) that was shaped or configured with the lines you know see forming on you wrist, than that would answer the question. It should heal in time....Best wishes. ...Read more
Probably not: So long as you still have normal functioning of your hand and normal sensation (when not pressing on it) you should be fine. The wrist has a lot of structures in it and limited space. The nerves are like wires and can carry signals in both directions. Your bruise is likely close to a nerve and it gets pushed on when you push on the bruise. ...Read more
I fell going up the stairs 2 days ago. It swell, bruised, and my wrist bone popped out. The swelling has gone away. What does this mean?
Concern for fracture: Following on an outstretched wrist is the most common mechanism for fracture of the scaphoid bone. If initial swelling has resolved but you are still having pain, x-rays are suggested. It is important not to miss this fracture early. Long-term problems can develop with an occult scaphoid fracture. ...Read more
I fell yesterday and the outside of my hand is swollen and bruised from my wrist half way down my pinkie. I can move all my fingers it hurts swollen?
I have an unexplained bruise on my right wrist, it's probably the 2nd time this happens randomly, what could it be??
Unexplained bruise: Most common reason for unexplained bruise is minor trauma/injury that goes unnoticed. Of course, in older patients (26yo is NOT old), skin becomes more fragile and easier to bruise. After that, review your medications & dietary supplements for aspirin & NSAIDs eg Ibuprofen & Naproxen (both available OTC). If none of the above, then see your Family Doc for evaluation of your blood. ...Read more
I have a bruise in my left wrist by my thumb that won't go away. Could this be something serious?
Possibly: A bruise anywhere that doesn't get better with time should raise suspicion for something more sinister than a simple bruise. Although it might be nothing more than something simple like de quervain's tenosynovitis, see a hand specialists for a complete evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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