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Is it ok to lift weights if i bruised my elbow?

Is it ok to lift weights if i bruised my elbow?

Yes as long as : It doesn't hurt and that you have full rom. If you have pain then see your orthopedic surgeon. Thanks. ...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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What is large bruise on elbow from? I had a very tender, sore part right on my outer elbow. It's no longer sore or tender but now I have a huge bruise on the the entire elbow area - probably at least 5 in. In diameter. Any thoughts what that might be f

What is large bruise on elbow from? I had a very tender, sore part right on my outer elbow.  It's no longer sore or tender but now I have a huge bruise on the the entire elbow area - probably at least 5 in. In diameter.   Any thoughts what that might be f

A : A bruise is a result of bleeding under the skin. It sounds as though you had a minor injury, possibly one that you we're even away of, that caused bleeding. Sometimes it doesn't take much to injure a small vessel. That would explain the tenderness and then the bruise. Most likely the bruise will resolve and you'll have no further problems. However, if your tenderness returns or the bruising continues, i would be sure to discuss it with your physician. ...Read more

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How do I no if i dislocated, broke, or severly internally bruised my elbow earlier this morn i awoke with a sudden sharp pain with pressure on the right side (with elbow facing floor) of my elbow of my right arm and has increased throughout the day in2 th

How do I no if i dislocated, broke, or severly internally bruised my elbow earlier this morn i awoke with a sudden sharp pain with pressure on the right side (with elbow facing floor) of my elbow of my right arm and has increased throughout the day in2 th

Swelling : Swelling and loss of motion can be the result of trauma. That can mean a severe bruise or fracture. Swelling can also radially occur with infection, a joint problem such as gout or arthritis, which will also rapidly add to difficulty moving if swelling occurs rapidly. Loss of motion is a cause for concern and you should be seen by a health care provider and be examined and get x-rays for a start. The elbow is very sensitive to loss of motion when swollen and even a small hairline fracture in the radial head, a bone on the elbow, if not treated properly will result in difficulty extending the elbow fully. ...Read more

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I get headaches everyday, tired all the time, random bruises, purple elbows, what could this be ?

I get headaches everyday, tired all the time, random bruises, purple elbows, what could this be ?

Many Reasons: There are many causes of headaches including inflammation, vascular, blood pressure, dental, eye, depression, thyroid, etc. However, most people have primary type of headaches: migraine, tension or cluster. See the attached photo. The international headache society list all criteria http://ihs-classification.Org/en/02_klassifikation/. ...Read more

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I bruised my elbow in bike accident.The X-ray shows no fracture, but the is swelling from the elbow to the wrist. I have fever too? Why fever & sweling

I bruised my elbow in bike accident.The X-ray shows no fracture, but the is swelling from the elbow to the wrist. I have fever too? Why fever & sweling

Get checked out: While you may have something as simple as a bad bruise you may have the beginning of cellulitis which can be a serious infection get an exam and possible blood test to evaluate your swelling and fever. ...Read more

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Can i miss school because of a bruised elbow?

Can i miss school because of a bruised elbow?

No: Put a bandage over it or a sling if it is sprained. That is unlikely to be a reason to miss school or work unless you have a more serious injury than just a bruise. ...Read more

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I uploaded a pic of a massive bruise on my elbow yet didn't hit it & it doesn't hurt. Any medical reason why this would occur?

I uploaded a pic of a massive bruise on my elbow yet didn't hit it & it doesn't hurt. Any medical reason why this would occur?

Many causes: It still may be related to relatively innocuous trauma to your elbow(like just leaning on it) though it is a bit atypical. But if there is a problem with your platelets, clotting proteins or blood vessel strength, you can readily have easy bruising. If this doesn't resolve or you develop more bruises consider reviewing this issue with your doctor. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Slipped on ice, landed on right elbow. Xrays showed no big break. Its bruised, swellings down. Elbows very sensitive. Hairline or just bruised bone?

Slipped on ice, landed on right elbow. Xrays showed no big break. Its bruised, swellings down. Elbows very sensitive. Hairline or just bruised bone?

Sounds like a bru --: Ised elbow, as the xrays were negative. Protect the elbow, for a 10-14 days and if its only a bruised, it'll get better. If not improving or getting worse, get a another xray as in some cases initial xray may not show a fx, which was present. So protecting it for 2 weeks and re-xraying it would be the way to go. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had bloodwork taken 10 days ago and I now notice that my bruise by my elbow has spread up my arm and is yellow. Is this a harmless bruise?

I had bloodwork taken 10 days ago and I now notice that my bruise by my elbow has spread up my arm and is yellow. Is this a harmless bruise?

Yes: I'm sorry you got a bruise; it's mostly luck and putting and keeping a lot of pressure on the site only helps some. This is the normal progression of a bruise. If the elbow moves normally and isn't especially painful, don't worry. ...Read more

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My daughter has been to A&E and has soft tissue damage to her right arm she now has a bruise to her elbow and shoulder is this normal healing?

My daughter has been to A&E and has soft tissue damage to her right arm she now has a bruise to her elbow and shoulder is this normal healing?

Bruise: Injury was on her arm and bruise is noted on the elbow?? Is she able to move the elbow and shoulder well? If she is not tender, moving her arm and elbow well then no need to worry. Occasionally bruise is not noted at the site of the injury but away from it. Please closely observe and get her seen if things do not improve. ...Read more

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My 6 year daughter fell on the sidewalk. She has a bruise on her elbow and there is a hard lump along with it, and what appears to me small red dots up the rest of her forearm. I took her to a walk in clinic. The doctor barely looked at her amd just order

My 6 year daughter fell on the sidewalk. She has a bruise on her elbow and there is a hard lump along with it, and what appears to me small red dots up the rest of her forearm. I took her to a walk in clinic. The doctor barely looked at her amd just order

Moving her arm?: Is she moving her arm? If not she needs to be reevaluated. I can't say for sure without seeing the bumps but they may be abrasions from the fall, just make sure you clean them thoroughly. If she is moving her arm normally I would ice the lump and give her some OTC ibuprophen or tylenol (acetaminophen) for the pain and wait and see if anything changes. ...Read more

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A bar with 195 pounds fell on shoulder and I have had pain for over a week and it went to my elbow, what do I do?(bruise on my shoulder & elbow)

Shoulder/elbow: Direct trauma can cause muscle tears of biceps, etc. Can also cause bone & soft tissue contusion/injury. Get it checked if it hurts & limits motion. ...Read more

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I have noticed a big bruise on my inner elbow & it's swollen. It doesn't hurt at all & I don't remember hitting it on anything. What is this? Why?

I have noticed a big bruise on my inner elbow & it's swollen. It doesn't hurt at all & I don't remember hitting it on anything. What is this? Why?

Be seen: A bruise usually indicated internal bleeding, and so if you are having spontaneous bleeding occuring, I would definitely be seen to make sure you have not developed a disorder of your blood/ clotting system. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

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