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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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I wake up with bruises on my upper thighs n arms why I haven't hurt myself ?

I wake up with bruises on my upper thighs n arms why I  haven't hurt myself ?

Bruises: Unexplained bruises require rapid attention because there are a number of possible reasons. If you cannot get in to see your doctor tomorrow you must go to the Emergency room. ...Read more

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Tremors In hands, weak upper arms, kinda weak in legs, dizziness, weight loss, vision off, tingling in feet, stiff fingers.Post viral? Got mri, not ms

Tremors In hands, weak upper arms, kinda weak in legs, dizziness, weight loss, vision off, tingling in feet, stiff fingers.Post viral? Got mri, not ms

Please keep: looking for the cause. Lots of possibilities Blood sugar? Neurological? Thyroid? Please stay w/your doc but ask about seeing a specialist. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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29 yr old female, deep tissue aches in thighs & upper arms & blue-ish, purple bruises without injury, over a year.Mainly rite thigh. What could it be?

29 yr old female, deep tissue aches in thighs & upper arms & blue-ish, purple bruises without injury, over a year.Mainly rite thigh. What could it be?

Muscle problem: Chronic, unprovoked muscle pain associated with unexplained bruising could be a serious problem. There are certain medical conditions that can cause this and would need to be investigated by your physician. There are blood tests that can narrow down the likely causes. Myositis is an example of a condition where the muscles can be painful or weak. ...Read more

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I have these very tiny red spots the size of fire ants all on my upper arms. Huge painless "bruise" on my one upper arm. Could these be from bed bugs?

I have these very tiny red spots the size of fire ants all on my upper arms. Huge painless "bruise" on my one upper arm. Could these be from bed bugs?

Picture=1000 words: W/o a seasoned doctor taking a look or picture of the lesion, it is hard to say what it could be. A lot depends on answers to questions he/she may pose: do you have a new or old mattress? Do u use any chemical / cosmetics? Any medical problems that run in ur family? Any other signs/symptoms (weight loss, etc.)? It could be benign (insect bite, petechiae) or it could be a sign of something ominous. ...Read more

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I have been bitten by something on my upper arm, there is a small white lump and 1mm below a 1inch black bruise, feeling unwell also..

I have been bitten by something on my upper arm, there is a small white lump and 1mm below a 1inch black bruise, feeling unwell also..

No question here: This needs to be seen today. You don't know what may have bitten you, a blackened or bruised area that large is a concern. If you feel sick and especially if you have fever, best that you go to your doctor today. Don't try and drain this at home. Let the physician do it, that way they can test fluid for culture. Heal swiftly! ...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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I have a bruise on my upper arm which started to itch. Now a rash has come up and it continues itch and the cluster is only within the bruise. ?

I have a bruise on my upper arm which started to itch.  Now a rash has come up and it continues itch and the cluster is only within the bruise. ?

Upper arm bruise: How did you get the bruise? May be eczema or if it is vesicles like chickenpox may be shingles. Consider f/u at urgent care because for eczema can use topical steroids but would not use steroids for vesicles /shingles,would need acyclovir,so f/u with urgent care. Lysine 1500 mg a day x 5 may help for shingles are well. ...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