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Deep bruise in arm- healing time?

Deep bruise in arm- healing time?

Days to weeks: These deep injuries depending on the trauma can take days to weeks to recover from especially if there was some bleeding that turned into black and blue's or clot ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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How to get rid of bruise on arm in a couple days?

Takes about 2 weeks: Unfortunately, it takes about 2-4 weeks to disappear depending on the size. You can cover it with makeup to make it less noticeable while it heals. ...Read more

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If i severely bruised my arm and it feels like I have constant pressure in my arm like I am retaining water could it be broken?

If i severely bruised my arm and it feels like I have constant pressure in my arm like I am retaining water could it be broken?

Broken?: It is certainly possible that your arm is broken. Broken bones (fractures) are difficult to determine by symptoms alone. You should see your doctor and get an x-ray. ...Read more

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I have bruise on arm and hand for no apparent reason. Is something wrong?

I have bruise on arm and hand for no apparent reason. Is something wrong?

Could be: If you have an unexplained bruise that has no known injury to explain its presence this could be a problem with your blood clotting or platelets. Most times these cases are explained by a seemingly mild injury that resulted in enough bleeding to leave the bruise. Seek your doctors advise if this persists. ...Read more

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How long do bruises usually take to heal? I had an IV on feb 26 at the ER and still have a pretty big yellow bruise on arm. Thank you.

Breakdown product: The yellowish stain in your skin is from breakdown products of the red blood cells and the stain may take a couple of weeks to clear. ...Read more

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Noticed bruise on arm...I didn't hit anything. Noticed bruise on leg week later. Have been taking a lot of Excedrin due to headache.Could it be related?

Noticed bruise on arm...I didn't hit anything. Noticed bruise on leg week later. Have been taking a lot of Excedrin due to headache.Could it be related?

Yes it may be: Aspirin has antiplatlet properties and that is the reason it can cause bruising it can also cause bleeding in the stomach some times stop the Aspirin and bruising will go away, if still bruising see your doctor. ...Read more

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Node on the back of my neck that enlarges at night and gets smaller. CBC showed high normal RBC, hematoctrits, hemoglobin. Noticed bruises on arm leg?

Node on the back of my neck that  enlarges at night and gets smaller. CBC showed high normal RBC, hematoctrits, hemoglobin. Noticed bruises on arm leg?

Keep an eye on it: Benign enlargement of neck nodes is not uncommon. Unless it is growing in size and becomes larger than 1 Cm, I would ask you to ignore it. Do not check it daily as your own fingers pressing and poking on it will cause trauma and make the lymph node larger. So check it once every 1 or 2 weeks and take note of size. Bruises are of no consequence unless your platelet count is 150k) ...Read more

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Why do I have a light green colored bruise on my arm? Does the color mean anything?

Why do I have a light green colored bruise on my arm? Does the color mean anything?

Bruise: Normally as a bruise becomes more yellow/green that means it is diminishing. Be sure to keep an eye on the area and see a doctor if necessary. Best of luck! ...Read more

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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