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I take seizure medication. Levels for my carbatrol tested high. In the past few days I have developed large darkening bruises on my biceps. Help.

I take seizure medication. Levels for my carbatrol tested high. In the past few days I have developed large darkening bruises on my biceps. Help.

Tegretol: Carbatrol is a long acting form of tegretol. Bruising may indicate a side effect of the medication where the blood doesn't clot properly. It is important to see your prescribing physician as soon as possible to regulate the proper level of medication and exclude any harmful side effects. ...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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It feels like a bruise in my biceps muscle underneath my arm halfway between the armpit and elbow. When I press it, it feels like a small lump.

It feels like a bruise in my biceps muscle underneath my arm halfway between the armpit and elbow. When I press it, it feels like a small lump.

Maybe: NO history is available but this may be a bruise of sorts. There may be a small vessel rupture and could have created a small lump called a hematoma. Have you looked to see if it appears bruised? Also what have you been doing ?Have you been playing hard or roughhousing. See your doc and see if he can help you with this. ...Read more

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I have a lump deep under skin in the biceps muscle in the lower1/4of humerus. It is soft/squishy. Sono is inconclusive no bruise or lipoma. What is it?

I have a lump deep under skin in the biceps muscle in the lower1/4of humerus. It is soft/squishy. Sono is inconclusive no bruise or lipoma. What is it?

Get it seen: Lipomas are often missed on us because the density of the lipoma is the same as the surrounding fat. That would be the most common soft tissue mass that is invisible on us. Best to have an md look at it. Hard or rapidly growing masses ar more concerning. Biopsy is the only way to know for sure. But a slow growing, soft mass may be watched with a physician if it acts benign. ...Read more

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Have a large dark bruise on my inner bicep from shooting yesterday is it still okay to exercise today?

 Have a large dark bruise on my inner bicep from shooting yesterday is it still okay to exercise today?

Yes: Shooting a shotgun? The kickback I am assuming caused the bruising. You should be okay to exercise. However, if you have pain or discomfort and you body tells you to stop, please stop and rest your bicep. The bruising should go away in few days. ...Read more

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Spontaneous bruising periodically occurs on upper right bicep. what could be reasons? No recalls of that area experiencing traumatic events.

Spontaneous  bruising periodically occurs on upper right bicep.  what could be reasons? No recalls of that area experiencing traumatic events.

Age?: As we age the skin becomes thinner and bruising occurs more easily. There is probably some nonpainful activity you do that bumps the right bicep that you don't notice but causes the bruise. ...Read more

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I think i have a srained right bicep. This pain began shortly after my workout. 8 days ago. There has been no swelling or bruising. What should i do?

I think i have a srained right bicep.
This pain began shortly after my workout. 8 days ago. There has been no swelling or bruising. What should i do?

Rest: Unlikely you have torn the muscle as this would cause discoloration. However a strained muscle can take a few weeks to recover. Activity as tolerated, OK and beneficial to keep moving, but stay clear of lifting weights till muscle not tender. ...Read more

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I began having a pain in the lower belly of my bicep this morning and then my arm started to swell. I have been icing it, now I have a huge bruise.

I began having a pain in the lower belly of my bicep this morning and then my arm started to swell. I have been icing it, now I have a huge bruise.

Biceps rupture is--: --common @ Ur age if it is stressed beyond it ability 2 handle. A jerk or by wear @ the shoulder. If it avulsed from the shldr it's the long head & U can do well with no surgery. If it avulsed from the radius, it is a surgical situation. Each will ball up, but prox U can still flex/supinat, if distl there's no function of the biceps. See an ortho & get the answer & Rx plan. ...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