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Doctor insights on: Bruise On Forearm Muscle Symptoms

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I fell and had my forearm bruised for 2 weeks. Now there is a 1/2 golfball of hard mass with a weird muscle like feeling fibers on one side. No pain?

I fell and had my forearm bruised for 2 weeks. Now there is a 1/2 golfball of hard mass with a weird muscle like feeling fibers on one side. No pain?

Bump: likely a hematoma or collection of old blood. Should slowly resolve over a few weeks. If doesn't, go see an MD to confirm diagnosis. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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I am having lots of pain, swelling, bruising, redness on my forearm. this is the third time in 2 years. when I bend my arm it feels it pulls my muscle?

I am having lots of pain, swelling, bruising, redness on my forearm. this is the third time in 2 years. when I bend my arm it feels it pulls my muscle?

See Doctor: This problem could be a recurring infection or inflammation of a tendon or muscle. A primary care doctor would be the best first place to start to evaluate the symptoms and give you a good idea what to do next. ...Read more

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I had a muscle biopsy in my forearm a week ago at the mayo clinic & i still have swelling & bruising going down my forarm & almost to my?

I had  a muscle biopsy in my forearm a week ago at the mayo clinic &  i still have swelling & bruising going down my forarm  & almost to my?

Still normal: Bruises from surgery may last a few weeks. Watch for the bruise to shift colors from typical black and blue to yellow, red and green colors near the edges. This should assure you the blood that leaked into the soft tissues is being dissolved and absorbed with time. You can use alternating heat and cold therapy to help dissolve it. 5 min. Ice and 5 min. Hot moist towel for 3 cycles- do 3 x a day. ...Read more

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Tendons/muscle on lateral side of forearm near the elbow spasm, swell, hurt and is tender. X-ray and ultrasound show nothing is wrong. What may it be?

Tendons/muscle on lateral side of forearm near the elbow spasm, swell, hurt and is tender. X-ray and ultrasound show nothing is wrong. What may it be?

Tennis elbow?: Might be inflammation at the origin site of the extensor tendons on the lateral epicondyle of the elbow. Ultrasound and xray would be normal; an MRI would likely show some edema/swelling there in the form of increased t2 signal, but this expensive test may not be necessary. You may just need some rest, ice, and possibly anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen. See doctor though if it continues. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of a bruised muscle?

What are the main symptoms of a bruised muscle?

Well...: There will be a history of trauma to the area. If it's a deeper muscle the only symptom may be pain upon using the muscle or pushing on it. If it's more superficial you may see a bruise show up and you may see swelling in the area. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of bruised hand muscle?

What are the main symptoms of bruised hand muscle?

Bruise muscle: Pain, tenderness and swelling in area of bruising. Movement of the area causes increasing pain, relieved by rest. ...Read more

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What are your thoughts on a high b12? Should the cause be investigated with symptoms such as spontaneous bruising, muscle atrophy, parathesias

What are your thoughts on a high b12?  Should the cause be investigated with symptoms such as spontaneous bruising, muscle atrophy, parathesias

Needs evaluation: B12 is not toxic so high B12 due to taking it is not bad. If someone has high B12 without taking it then it can be a sign of serious problems including liver & kidney disease, myelproliferative disorders including leukemia & polycythemia vera & hypereosinophilic syndrome. High B12 does not cause these but caused by them. Further tests are needed to find the underlying cause: http://bit.ly/1hVpCY7 ...Read more

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What conditions mimic lupus, specifically with symptoms of extreme fatigue, muscle and joint pain, daily headaches, confusion, bruising, nosebleed ?

What conditions mimic lupus, specifically  with symptoms of extreme fatigue, muscle and joint pain, daily headaches, confusion, bruising, nosebleed ?

Lupus: Positive ANA tests are often seen in hashimotos disease which causes a lot of the symptoms you described. It's autoimmune thyroid disorder. Check your platelet count and clotting factors for possible autoimmune disorder causing these as well. Autoimmune disorders often run together. Let me know! ...Read more

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My symptoms pain in muscles, nose bleeds, pain above hip, tiredness, fevers, sore throat, dizziness, gum bleeding, bruising, what do I have? In 13

My symptoms pain in muscles, nose bleeds, pain above hip, tiredness, fevers, sore throat, dizziness, gum bleeding, bruising, what do I have? In 13

Diagnosis needed: All of these symptoms may be innocuous by themselves, could also be lack of specific elements in your diet (iron e.G), vitamin deficiencies or these could be symptoms of a generalized health problem that must be evaluated by an md. A differential diagnosis by qualified medical specialists is needed here to rule out significant disease. ...Read more

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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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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more