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Circular bruise on right arm what is it ?

Circular bruise on right arm what is it ?

Bruises unexplained: This very common question in medicine has been studied a lot. Minor injuries can sometimes lead to unexplained bruising 48 to 72 hours after a bump or other minor injury. If this is a new event, a one time event and there is no indication of any other medical condition this is just a bruise from a bump or other minor injury. ...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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Noticed some spots that look like bruises under my arm, right above the arm pits. I haven't done anything to cause bruising. Should I worry about this?

Noticed some spots that look like bruises under my arm, right above the arm pits. I haven't done anything to cause bruising. Should I worry about this?

Dermatological, infx: It depends on what these "bruises" look like. Is there anything oozing out? If they look bruise like and you've never had these before, then may just be some sort of inflammatory response or a possible bleeding disorder. What else systemically, if anything, has been going on? Could also coordinate with your cycle. ...Read more

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I woke up to pain in my upper right arm on inside now it feels as if it has been pinched and left a bruise but there is no mark. Painful to the touch?

I woke up to pain in my upper right arm on inside now it feels as if it has been pinched and left a bruise but there is no mark.  Painful to the touch?

Soft tissue injury: this requires an examination of the arm for signs of trauma or soft tissue involvement.I suggest an appointment to have the arm evaluated since the bruising is concerning. ...Read more

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Woke up bruise on the inside of my right arm under elbow . Why?

Woke up bruise on the inside of my right arm under elbow . Why?

Bleeding.: Bruises result from bleeding under the skin. This generally happens due to an unrecognized trauma since many bruises don't become apparent for a few days after the incident. Unless you have progressive bleeding or bruising with very minor trauma there is very little to be concerned about. ...Read more

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1 week and a half I noticed a bump inside my right arm and it didn't hurt the first week but I noticed that now if I touch it hurts like a bruise ?

1 week and a half I noticed a bump inside my right arm and it didn't hurt the first week but I noticed that now if I touch it hurts like a bruise ?

Infected lymph node: An infection in a lymph node or infected hair follicles in your armpit are common causes, and may improve with warm compresses (sometimes require antibiotics or drainage). If it doesn't go away soon, best to have it examined. ...Read more

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It has happened at least 2x now. On a certain spot on my right arm a bruise develops spontaneously it seems then disappears. What could be causes?

It has happened at least 2x now.  On a certain spot on my right arm a bruise develops spontaneously it seems then disappears.  What could be causes?

Bruising: Bruising can happen from light trauma and sometimes can be secondary to medications such as Aspirin and other blood thinning medications, some otc supplements can cause it too. You had a cardiac stent, are you on blood thinners? ...Read more

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I have pain in upper right arm. Can feel pain when I extend arm. Should I be worried? No bruising, no swelling just achy. Help!

I have pain in upper right arm. Can feel pain when I extend arm. Should I be worried?  No bruising, no swelling just achy. Help!

Extensor Tendinitis.: More likely that you have a tendonitis of the muscles that extend your wrist.If it hurts to lift a carton of milk and the discomfort is just above the elbow on the outside of your arm then it is likely to be a tendonitis. Dont use your wrist with the palm down, rest the muscle and give it time. This can take months to get better. ...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