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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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What to to about lower arms that bruise really easily? My lower arms bruise really easily. I can just bump into something and an awlful bruise appears and takes a long time to go away. What causes this?

What to to about lower arms that bruise really easily? My lower arms bruise really easily. I can just bump into something and an awlful bruise appears and takes a long time to go away. What causes this?

Typically: Typically that is caused by "actinic purpura" which occurs after age and sun damage thin the skin and cause it to bruise more easily. There is not easy fix, but I would recommend sunscreens, protective clothing, and do your best to avoid trauma to those areas. I would recommend you see a dermatologist who can further evaluate you to confirm the diagnosis and be sure that is the correct diagnosis. I hope that helps. Below is information on elta md sunscreen which I really like for my patients. ...Read more

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When l bruise my lower arms the area looks like a biood blister?

When l bruise my lower arms the area looks like a biood blister?

See a doctor: If the blister is big you should see a doctor to aspirated it. If it is small your body can take care it self. Some people taking blood thinner, such as Aspirin or coumadin, (warfarin) can cause bleed more. If the pain persist and blister increase in size, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can unexplained bruises mean diabetes? I have been noticing several unexplained bruises lately, especially on my arms. I am worried that it could be a symptom of diabetes. Is this probable? Are there other concerns I should have and are there any simpl

Can unexplained bruises mean diabetes? I have been noticing several unexplained bruises lately, especially on my arms. I am worried that it could be a symptom of diabetes. Is this probable? Are there other concerns I should have and are there any simpl

Usually not: Unexplained bruising usually means a problem with parts of your clotting system. Your should see your healthcare provider, because depending on the extent of the bruising, it could be serious.

More usual symptoms of diabetes are unusual hunger, thirst, weight loss, and frequent urination. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned with unaccountable bruising on the inside of my lower arms? I had a heart attack a year ago and am on some meds.

Should I be concerned with unaccountable bruising on the inside of my lower arms? I had a heart attack a year ago and am on some meds.

Possibly not: If you are in aspirin, plavix, (clopidogrel) warfarin or any other blood thinners it will be a side effects of the meds. I will advise to see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Received oral sex from a male, I am a straight male, myself he is gay, and randomly I have been have pains in my arms like bruise pains, HIV symptoms?

Received oral sex from a male, I am a straight male, myself he is gay, and randomly I have been have pains in my arms like bruise pains, HIV symptoms?

HIV: Highly unlikely that you would have acquired HIV disease from someone giving you oral sex, but if you reciprocated this is a very good way to become infected if they ejaculated in your mouth. If you have had any other contacts that make you worried about HIV disease, please go and get tested. You may also have gotten other stds besides hiv. ...Read more

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My wife, age 61, gets dark bruising marks on back of both hands and lower arms quite frequently. Is she deficient in a vitamin or mineral.?

My wife, age 61, gets dark bruising marks on back of both hands and lower arms quite frequently. Is she deficient in a vitamin or mineral.?

Blood thinners?: If your wife is taking anything that may "thin her blood"like warfarin, aspirin, vitamin e, she may be showing side effects of these agents. Best to check with her physician to make sure. ...Read more

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My sister has symptoms of leukemia and has bruises on her arms and legs feel weak also this can be treated?

Hematologist: This is a problem that an hematologist should evaluate for diagnosis and treatment. He/she will order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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I have extreme lower back pain...Also, a bruised feeling in mid of spine, for 6mts now. Also, arms go numb whn I sit certain way, what are ur thoughts?

I have extreme lower back pain...Also, a bruised feeling in mid of spine, for 6mts now. Also, arms go numb whn I sit certain way, what are ur thoughts?

Low back pain: Low, mid and upper back pain can be debilitating. With symptoms last more than six months it is important to get MRI imaging of the spine and an evaluation with a neurosurgeon. Arm numbness can be caused by holding your arms bent or elevated for long periods of time. An electromyogram and nerve conduction study can help with the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Cancer symptoms? I have very bruised arms and legs and my poop is watery/ bloody.

Cancer symptoms? I have very bruised arms and legs and my poop is watery/ bloody.

Evaluation: You should see your doctor to be evaluated and have blood test and colonoscopy to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more

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I have a large bruise on my inner lower arm I don't remember hitting it. It doesn't really hurt, should I be worried? It just suddenly appeared.

I have a large bruise on my inner lower arm I don't remember hitting it. It doesn't really hurt, should I be worried? It just suddenly appeared.

Don't worry yet..: You never know, you could have hit it and not realized it or remember it. Just keep an eye out for more bruising. If you notice more similar bruises on your body in the weeks to come, then I might consider having you get your blood count checked but for now just keep an eye on it and don't get too worried just yet. ...Read more

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Unexplained big bruise on inside of sons arm Does not change when touched Also has cold symptoms Temp is normal?

Unexplained big bruise on inside of sons arm Does not change when touched Also has cold symptoms Temp is normal?

Bruise: An active 7 year old boy may easily have injured himself without remembering the incident. If he does not develop other bruises and has no other symptoms or signs of bleeding abnormalities, would advise just watching and waiting. However, if you have any doubts, see a pediatrician. Always better safe than sorry. Hope he is better soon. ...Read more

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Hi I have a large hard lump on my right lower arm right below the elbow and it started off looking like a bruise but now it grew to be huge?

Hi I have a large hard lump on my right lower arm right below the elbow and it started off looking like a bruise but now it grew to be huge?

Bump: Depends on location. If it is under the elbow in the area of the olecranon it simply is bursitis and easily can be drained. See your PCP first and he can refer you if needed. ...Read more

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If you are having upper arm tendon pain, can you develop a bruise lower on your arm near your wrist?

If you are having upper arm tendon pain, can you develop a bruise lower on your arm near your wrist?

Possible bleeding: If you have actually torn the tendon or muscle, with gravity some of the potential bleeding may move down the arm and show up at the wrist. ...Read more

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The pain in the lower side of my arm feels like it is bruised. There are no bruise marks and I have not bumped it. Today it is creeping to my wrist?

Consider ulnar nerve: There are many possible causes of pain in the forearm and wrist, most of them do not involve nerves. If you mean the side of the forearm on the same side as the little finger, consider ulnar nerve. If you mean the thumb side or palm side, consider median nerve (carpal tunnel). Strain, joint pain, "tennis elbow" are all possible causes. Get an exam if it persists beyond 2 weeks. ...Read more

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My 14 Year old daughter has suddenly come out with a bluish bruise on her lower arm, it has a lump under and she has no idea how she did it?

My 14 Year old daughter has suddenly come out with a bluish bruise on her lower arm, it has a lump under and she has no idea how she did it?

Bruises: This is a very common question in medicine and has been studied extensively. Sometimes bumps or other injuries can be so minor that they are forgotten quickly. But if a bump or other injury was strong enough yo cause a bruise the bruise can take two or three days to develop. This is normal, common, and I would advise you not to worry. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned of lower right hand back swelling bruising after fall onto conceret onto arm of chair?

Should I be concerned of lower right hand back swelling bruising after fall onto conceret onto arm of chair?

SWELLING BRUISING: SORRY, BUT I CANNOT SEE YOUR BRUISING.
AND I DO NOT KNOW EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED.
AND WHEN IT ACTUALLY DID HAPPEN.
PLEASE SEE YOU PCP.
DO NOT DELAY.
BEST LUCK. ...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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I've been really tired and the lymph nodes in my arm pits are really tender but I have no other symptoms. Any ideas?

I've been really tired and the lymph nodes in my arm pits are really tender but I have no other symptoms. Any ideas?

See your physician: See your physician regarding your tender axillary lymph nodes. This may be a sign of infection, autoimmune process, or malignancy. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003097.htm ...Read more

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The skin on bottom inner lower right arm feels extremely sensitive/tender to touch. It only hurts it something light rubs against it, there's no rash.

The skin on bottom inner lower right arm feels extremely sensitive/tender to touch. It only hurts it something light rubs against it, there's no rash.

Dysesthesia: This uncomfortable sensation on light touch represents a heightened sensitivity or irritability of superficial nerves in the skin of uncertain etiology. It is usually only a localized patch which often resolves without any treatment. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate you if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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My consultant is at a loss to explain why my lower arm is severely swollen at 21months post surgery. It is not tender over surgery site (metal plate)?

My consultant is at a loss to explain why my lower arm is severely swollen at 21months post surgery. It is not tender over surgery site (metal plate)?

Vein injury: They need to look for a vein injury or lymphatic injury. Could happen during the accident and missed or during the surgery. With all my respect to your bone doctor, you need to see a vascular surgeon preferably one that is expert in vein and lymphatic ...Read more

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What is this continual itchiness on both lower sides of face? And I feel a tender pain under my arm but rightt side of breast?

What is this continual itchiness on both lower sides of face? And I feel a tender pain under my arm but rightt side of breast?

Allergy: You may be allergic to something you're putting on your skin. Take a look at soaps, lotions, make up, deodorants, and things you're using on your laundry. ...Read more

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I have had nexplanon in my arm for two years now and have had a sudden onset of the following symptoms: dark brown spotting with no bright red blood 3-4 weeks ago and no appetite, tender breasts, fatigue, and hot flashes for the past 1-2 weeks should I w

I have had nexplanon in my arm for two years now and have had a sudden onset of the following symptoms: dark brown spotting with no bright red blood 3-4 weeks ago and no appetite, tender breasts, fatigue, and hot flashes for the past 1-2 weeks should I w

No worries: It is not unusual to have these irregular hormonal fluctuations with progesterone only devices. It is always good advice to check a urine pregnancy test since that is the reason you are using the Nexplanon in the first place. Once you verify its negative, you know the device is doing its job and so you worry less. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more