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Bruise On Arm
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
Had IV and now have big bruise on arm. Its healing but this morning i now have a purple line going through the bruise. Should i be concerned.
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?
It should: Resolve.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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
I have a dark roundish bruise on my arm - it looks like it could be from an iv-but it couldn't be it has gotten darker & has white middle?
Ecchymosis : The medical term for a bruise is ecchymosis. The most common cause is blunt trauma. Other causes, which generally would cause more diffuse lesions, include clotting disorders the most common and benign being von willebrands disease.However, your description of the tissue getting darker is normal in the resolution of a bruise. It should resolve on the order of days. Sounds consistent with a bruise. ...Read more
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