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Bruised Arms From Volleyball
Bruising has a reputation for being linked to leukemia, and while some patients with leukemia can have bruising, most patients with bruising do not have leukemia.
A simple blood test can clear up whether bruising is due to low platelets, and a visit to the doctor can usually clear up any confusion quickly. ...Read more
Rhuematologist: You may have an autoimmune/Rheumatoid dz. I would highly recommend you get a through evaluation. ...Read more
Bleeding: It could be due to a deficiency of clotting factors. See your doctor to get blood tests. ...Read more
My skin on my lower arms bruise and tear really easily. It takes a long time to heal. What causes this?
I keep getting these bruise like marks on my arms. They are a deep red. What causes this? They fade in about a week gradually
For about 3 weeks I've had strange bumps appearing on my arms and would like to know what they are. One has become bruised too. Little worred.
Bumps on arms: There can be several causes for bumps on your arms but without a better description or picture it is difficult to give you a definitivr answer. ...Read more
I have recently been getting 2 small circular bruises on the upper inside part of my arms.... it has happened 3 times. Twice on one arm and once on th?
See your DR:
Would suggest a DR visit when the bruises are present.
Without a visual exam, it is impossible to give you a correct and accurate DX. ...Read more
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
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
prior family or personal history oif bleeding or clotting are all in the mix.
Great concern about meds and platelet function.
Needs history, exam and lab work. ...Read more
Dark purple bruises have appeared on my grandma's arms - they don't cause pain, but have spread over the span of a few days?
Purpura?: Is described as: hemorrhagic states characterized by patches of purplish discoloration resulting from extravasation of blood into the skin and mucous membranes. Sometimes the aging process itself with thinner skin etc. Are risk factors alone to get this, however, it is best to have grand mom see her Doctor to get them clinically evaluated and even some labs may need to be done. Best wishes. ...Read more
Entire back and upper arms feels bruised when poked or touched. Has been this way for years no other symptoms. What could could this be?
I have an av fistulla and I lift 5-10 pds of weights, yesterday, after lifting I noticed a bruise on my arms near my access, what does this mean?
Squeezed arms in between car window to break in when locked keys inside and now arms bruised with lumps. One week later lumps still not better. Cause?
Hematoma: It is likely you caused some bruising and bleeding in the area. Crony hesitate to be checked. ...Read more
Why do my arms bruise and bleed so easily? I am 58 years old and whenever I just bump my arm, I start bleeding and a bruise appears and stays for months.
1. The presence of bruises may be seen in patients with platelet or coagulation (blood-clotting) disorders
2. Leukemia (a cancer of the blood or bone marrow and is characterized by an abnormal proliferation (production by multiplication) of blood cells, usually white blood cells)
3. Meningoccocal infection (meningococcal disease describes infections caused by the bacterium neisseria meningitis. ...Read more
Purple bruises: Purple bruises might be signs of bleeding. If it occurs after a fall, it indicates either contusion or fracture. If it occurs unprovoked, it could be due to some bleeding or coagulation disorders. Please see your doctor for evaluation if it concerns you. ...Read more
Bruises: There are many causes for bruising. It wouldbe best if you were seen by your doctor to determine the actual cause. ...Read more
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
What causes a knot to form in your arms or legs and is very painful then you later see a bruise and you haven't bumped anything?
My family and I went to lake anna for 4th of july, the following day I noticed bruise like marks on my 2 yr old sons arms, they r not painful though?
A bruise is a bruise: Painful or not a bruise is caused by trauma of some sore. Is your son acting normally? Do you recall any injury or other accident? Was your son left alone with anyone during the weekend? Is he sleeping normally? ...Read more
I am a 67 year old male with issues regarding bruising on my arms. I bruise very easily with a slight scrap or pinch of my under arms. The bruises a?
Question cut off: Please resubmit with clear and specific question. ...Read more
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
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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Since starting sertraline 25mg I've had a lot of bruising on my arms. Is this dangerous & should I stop taking it?
Nonspecific, but: May be indicative of medication reaction, such as anti-platelet drug group, acquisition of a clotting disorder, such as thrombocytopenia of any sort, and can be an issue in such severe events like bacterial endocarditis, or meningococcal meningitis, or Ebola, but you do NOT have any of these, of course. Have your doctor do some hematological testing. ...Read more