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I play volleyball. 3 weeks ago I noticed a bruise in my left hand but then faded. I think it appears when I play. Do you know what it is? Ty

I play volleyball. 3 weeks ago I noticed a bruise in my left hand but then faded. I think it appears when I play. Do you know what it is? Ty

Hand bruise: You are rupturing some of the superficial veins when striking the ball with your hand .try protecting it with tape and or a glove. You should also decrease the amount of time you r playing per day by at least 30 %! ...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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Two nose bleeds Fri. (nvr before), legs swollen enough to bruise, armpits feel tingling and left hand, which type of dr other than pcp?

Two nose bleeds Fri. (nvr before), legs swollen enough to bruise, armpits feel tingling and left hand, which type of dr other than pcp?

Better with PCP: The PCP will be able to evaluate the situation by additional history, physical findings and may be test results and you may not need a specialist, if you do need one, PCP will be able to make a more informed decision.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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For the llast few mouths my left hand thumbjoint as been painful swollen a lump on it and looks bruised when pressed I have had no accidents?

Trigger finger: This sounds like early stages of developing a trigger thump if pain and mass are at the proximal thumb crease. A steroid injection would be indicated. ...Read more

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I have had a lot of bruising on my left hand and now came up with a big lump near my vein on my wrist?

Easy bruisability is: A common complaint. If it is new or worse then evaluation and potential testing of platelet count and blood coagulation is appropriate. ...Read more

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Do I have a brain tumour? I have an area on the left hand side of my head which hurts when i apply pressure? It feels more of a bruised pain inside.

Do I have a brain tumour? I have an area on the left hand side of my head which hurts when i apply pressure? It feels more of a bruised pain inside.

Brain pain or Muscle: Typically, one cannot feel the pain of a brain tumor when touching the head...That is usually a muscle that is in spasm, has a trigger point or has infection, such as atreritis. Check with your dentist who is a recognized TMJ expert for your treatment options. We treat this commonly with good success. Do remember to check with your physician too when symptoms persist or dental causes are zero. ...Read more

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The inside of my left hand ( dominant) right below my middle finger all the way up my middle finger feels sore and bruised. No trauma to it. Any ideas?

The inside of my left hand ( dominant) right below my middle finger all the way up my middle finger feels sore and bruised. No trauma to it. Any ideas?

How long?: If this is sudden and new, then infection of the joint is the first thing to rule out. Less urgent (but still needing work up) include trauma (that you didn't notice) to the finger, ligament inflammation or structural defect, gout, autoinflammatory disease such as rheumatoid arthritis to name a few. Good physical exam will rule out most possibilities. ...Read more

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Bruise like pain when pressed, under very left side of left breast, more under armpit. I'm a lefty and use left hand to left majority of things. ?

Bruise like pain when pressed, under very left side of left breast, more under armpit. I'm a lefty and use left hand to left majority of things. ?

Muscular pain?: Most likely it is musculoskeletal pain and may be related to lifting heavy objects. I will advice to get it checked by your doctor to make sure there is nothing else going on and treat appropriately. Meanwhile take something for pain like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen over the counter . ...Read more

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Blue bulge @ knuckle out of no where- no physical trauma to left hand-came after being under extreme stress-i'm on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?Now dark bruise, painful.

Blue bulge @ knuckle out of no where- no physical trauma to left hand-came after being under extreme stress-i'm on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?Now dark bruise, painful.

Unusual, not sure: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) nor stress likely causes the bruise. Young ladies occassionally are prone to easy bruisability for reasons unknown, perhaps having to do with a benign condition of platelet aggregation but we are unsure. It is possible you hit it during sleep. Hand tissues reside in a "tight compartment", and are highly sensitive, thus extra painful. Very appropriate question for your regular doctor. ...Read more

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I had an IV in my left hand Thursday of last week Been laid up in bed for about 4-5 days now today the site is tender and painful no brusing?

I had an IV in my left hand Thursday of last week Been laid up in bed for about 4-5 days now today the site is tender and painful no brusing?

Evaluation needed: Tenderness and pain at an IV site that's been in place for several days should be evaluated promptly for blood clot and/or infection, especially if there is redness and/or swelling around the area. ...Read more

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My knuckles on left hand mainly last3 over last week have been really sore and tender if i lift anything. On back of hand when i push it gently?

My knuckles on left hand mainly last3  over last week have been really sore and tender if i lift anything. On back of hand when i push it gently?

Inflammation: This sounds like an inflammatory process. I would advise seeing your primary care physician for an examination and if necessary proper blood testing. If this is not helpful, consider seeing a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I have this pain every so often on the web part of my left hand. Connecting my thumb and forefinger. and its tender touch on the top side of my hand?

Hand pain: Intermittent pain in that area may be from strain or low grade inflammation of the muscle or joint in that region. It could be frOM periodic overuse of the thumb. If the discomfort becomes chronic, a hand SURGEON would be best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more

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I have dizziness and nausea and left hand side of my head is extremely tender to touch?

I have dizziness and nausea and left hand side of my head is extremely tender to touch?

Not GI; sounds CNS: High likelihood of central nervous system (CNS) problem. If you suffered head trauma prior to onset of the described symptoms, you may have a concussion, brain contusion, subdural hematoma, or a life-threatening bleed into your brain. These possibilities are present even without preceding trauma. I recommend immediate evaluation--get to the er please! ...Read more

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I just had an episode of Takotsubo Syndrome, now I have just found a small, bluish, tender knit in my left hand, could this be a blood clot?

I just had an episode of Takotsubo Syndrome, now I have just found a small, bluish, tender knit in my left hand, could this be a blood clot?

IV line?: A clot would not likely be palpable as a knot in the hand. I suspect that you may have had an IV line that leaked into the tissue while you were in the hospital. If so, a warm compress and time should resolve the knot. Stay vigilant and thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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With my right hand supinated , if i push down on it with my left hand, i feel a sharp pain in my trap muscle, small area also tender to touch there?

With my right hand supinated , if i push down on it with my left hand, i feel a sharp pain in my trap muscle, small area also tender to touch there?

U may have a: Muscle spasm/trigger point in your trap muscle.Try massage, heat, advil (ibuprofen) ...And try to figure out how you strained that muscle ( whatever makes it hurt ) and avoid that activity until better. ...Read more

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Persistant & chronic pain on left hand side underneath my shoulder blade & my ribcage at front it feels physically swollen and tender to touch?

See your doctor: Best to see a primary care doctor or a rheumatologist so that they can hear your full story and so they can ask you pertinent questions and examine you. That way, they can help you figure out what is going on. There are may different possibilities that can be causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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Around 1 month ago I felt a lump under armpit in left hand. Now I am not sure it is there but feel oval shaped and it itches and feels tender. Cause?

Around 1 month ago I felt a lump under armpit in left hand.  Now I am not sure it is there but feel oval shaped and it itches and feels tender. Cause?

Lymph nodes: A lymph node is an oval-shaped organ of the lymphatic system, distributed widely throughout the body including the armpit and stomach and linked by lymphatic vessels. Lymph nodes are major sites of B, T, and other immunity cells. Lymph nodes act as filters or traps for foreign particles and are important in the proper functioning of the immune system. ...Read more

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10y old gymnast. On her left hand, the three knuckles and the area under them are purple. There is a tender spot. Is it fracture or stress fracture?

10y old gymnast. On her left hand, the three knuckles and the area under them are purple. There is a tender spot. Is it fracture or stress fracture?

Need X-Ray Vision: Could be either or something else. To be sure, the hand should be examined in-person and a decision made as to what to do , especially at this age. Would be important to know the exact circumstances of the injury, if any, or if it was from repetitive activities. The fact that the area is tender and purple places it in a suspicious category. next ...Read more

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My left hand keeps falling asleep. I have syringomyelia diagnosed age 4 (13 now) I tweaked my back while in the pool last week both knees became stiff the full length of both my legs were tingly/tender and my left foot was asleep. my neurosurgeon released

My left hand keeps falling asleep. I have syringomyelia diagnosed age 4 (13 now) I tweaked my back while in the pool last week both knees became stiff the full length of both my legs were tingly/tender and my left foot was asleep. my neurosurgeon released

Nerve compression: Your symptoms sound like more than muscle strain and
are consistent with compression or injury to the spinal cord or major spinal nerves possibly from a herniated disc in the lumbar area. Without more information regarding location of your syringomyelia, it is hard to say if that is related. You need to be seen on an urgent basis and may need MRI. Your neurosurgeon knows you best. ...Read more

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Spasms in left hand, what's wrong?

Spasms in left hand, what's wrong?

Carpal tunnel: It certainly could be carpal tunnel syndrome, a pinched nerve in your wrist which makes your fingers go numb.In some people it is also associated with spasm. Rest, heat, splint. If no change, see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Why have I pins and neefles in my left hand all the time?

Why have I pins and neefles in my left hand all the time?

Nerve compression: See your dr! you may have a compressed nerve in you neck or shoulder. There are other possible causes. You need an exam. ...Read more

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Why could my left hand feel oddly weak?

Why could my left hand feel oddly weak?

Act FAST!: Check out http://www.stroke.org/understand-stroke/recognizing-stroke/act-fast. F = facial asymmetry or drooping. A = arm/leg weakness. S = speech difficulties. T = time (you have less than 3hrs to get to ER for diagnosis & treatment) so call 911 to expedite your evaluation & care. Don't wait to see if weakness goes away. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

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