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Bruises On Back Of Hands
I have a bruise on the back of my hand, just above my wrist. It comes and goes in the same place. Why is that?
Cause for bluish grey hands in evening, swollen, achey and feel bruised but are not bruised. Goes up the arm and part of back. Help please?
Hand pain: Difficult to say. If you live in a cold place then reynauds is a possibility. The cold induces spasm of your hand arteries which causes bluish fingers. Otherwise autoimmune diseases come to mind. More info needed. ...Read more
When I sprained my wrist 8 mon ago I have lots of achy pain in my hand where my fing. Joined in. Dr just said it was a bruise. The pain is back why?
Hard to say: You may have injured your fingers at the same time as the wrist injury, but you and you doctors were distracted by the wrist pain. After 8 months, recurrent pain has to have a complete new evaluation. See your Doctor again. If you are not happy with your Doctor, ask for a referral or go to a hand specialist. ...Read more
Very hard blow to the dorsum of my hand btw index & middle finger, proximal to mcp jt by elbow. In min. S lrg golf ball bubble on hand, ++swell/bruise?
Xray: Sounds as though you need an xray and evaluation. ...Read more
I've had numbness in my back for months. Its the size of an adult hand and on my R shoulder blade. If its not totally numb it feels slightly bruised.
Needs evaluation: This would need a formal history and physical examination to make an accurate diagnosis. Would need to answer several more questions. Start with your pediatrician or family doctor. ...Read more
Pain in back of hand 2inch under point finger. Hurts when squeeze hand pick something up w/ it. Was slightly bruised but gone now. Can't remember injury?
A gangion cyst: Probably is a Ganglion cyst a benign sac filled with a jellylike fluid. Originates from a tendon sheath or joint capsule. They are the most common lumps of the hand and some times they may rupture`espontaneosly and give you the bruised like condition. Treatment depend upon how symptomatic they are. ...Read more
Should I be concerned of lower right hand back swelling bruising after fall onto conceret onto arm of chair?
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
Rash on just back of hand. Returned after bruising 1st time. Itchy burning and pink. Raised areas. No environment changes. Cause?
Can you use your hand if the 5th metacarpal is fractured by back of hand? Somethings make it hurt. Little swollen & a small bruise hurts to shake hands
Three fingers and the right half of the back of my hand is swollen bruised and numb from friday night. It appears to have gotten worse. The numbness makes it difficult to type although the more I type it seems to be feeling a little better. What's my best
See hand specialist: Persistant swelling and numbness on the hand is concerning. In implies some kind of injury or pressure on the nerve and if left alone without treatment can result in permanent impairment. I recommend getting evaluated by a hand specialist (plastic or orthopedic surgeon) as soon as possible. ...Read more
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.?
I get redish/purple bruises on my hands and arms from any slight pressure on the skin. Would this condition be improved by going back on htr?
Actinic purpura: Frequent bruising on hands/arms is called actinic purpura, and it's caused by gradual sun damage to the skin of those areas over the years. There is no reliable treatment, and hormone replacement therapy will have no effect. Your doctor may want to rule out a clotting problem, but that would be very unusual. ...Read more
I got a large bruise on my breast it was bigger than my hand The dr said if I got a lump to go back to the dr now I think I have one how serious is it?
Bruise: It could be a hematoma - a collection of blood - usually due to trauma. Or it could be an enlarging benign cyst. Neither are serious - more of a nuisance and discomfort. May need to be drained. I agree with the re-evaluation. ...Read more
Is painful tingling and numbness on the top of my hand (in back of my 4th & 5th fingers) “normal progression” for a person who suffered a bruised ulnar nerve years ago?
The bruising is on my back, hands, and feet a little bit. And I don't have a fever as far a I know but I've been having night sweats & overheating?
See a doctor: This combination of symptoms and signs is disturbing and in my opinion deserves a detailed evaluation with history, physical exam and probably some testing. Please go soon, and hope you are better quickly. ...Read more
My thumb hurts and I don't know what I did to it. Along with a small bruise on my thumb and wrist/ arm. Now the back of my hand hurts too. Started sat?
Bruise: Can cause pain and should resolve over the next week or so. If it gets worse, then have it checked. ...Read more
Left shoulder blade, upper back neck, ankles, knee pain. Appearing and dispiriting rashes onmy hands and rashes all over me turns to bruises?
Get evaluated now: Have this issue evaluated asap either by your own doctor or the ER. Some causes may be serious. ...Read more
Have a fever appendix area swollen pain in right hand side and low back bruising coming up near appendix urine is blood and period came 1 week late
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
Hi I have a lump about the size of the Palm of your hand that lodges between my shoulder blade area it can move if manipulated till, painful tender?
See a doctor: That's a pretty good sized lump on your back. I would recommend getting it seen by a doctor - impossible to really say what it is, but it DOES need to be seen to make sure it is not anything serious. Sometimes cysts or lipomas can appear on the back, but can only make that call after a proper exam. ...Read more
What can I take for inflammation across last 3 knuckles and back of hand. I was lifting out some light books and paper's. It now feel sore and tender?
I have pain at back of right shoulder and is tender. The pain goes down my arm, leg. I have little strength in leg, hand goes black.?
Some concerns: Based on description, are you compressing blood vessels over the shoulder next to the neck, vascular thoracic outlet syndrome? If leg is involved, you could have spinal cord compression at neck. So, for these reasons and more, seek a vascular surgeon and get this checked out. ...Read more
I have 3 new tender hard lumps, one on my neck (towards the back on the side) one on lower back next to spine, and one on my hand. Should I be worried?
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
Small pea sized lump of abt 0.5x0.5cm on back of left hand. Is hard and tender, was swelling earlier on. Lymph node or sth else? Is it serious?
Back left side of neck tender to touch when barely moving hand over it? No lumps that I can feel. Almost feels like hair on neck pulling?
Dysesthesia: This uncomfortable sensation in your neck can stem from irritable nerve endings or slight irritation/inflammation of muscles which may eventually resolve. Keep a lookout for skin changes or eventual enlarged lymph nodes, however. See your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more
Green stool, light pain in lower back and ride hand side of lower stomach. Tender to touch stomach.
Not normal: Please see your doctor, especially if that green stool is diarrhea. ...Read more
Had 3 hard lumps possibly lymph nodes on back of hand (tender), below my nose (tender) and on the side of my neck (not tender) for 1 wk. Is it lymphoma?
1.4cm enlarged submandibular left hand side of neck, tender, mobile, for 4 months, had ultrasound, results came back as swollen lymph node, but im worried?
Swollen Lymph Node: A tender and mobile lymph node is more likely to be inflammatory or infectious than a tumor. Chronic ENT or dental infections can be in play. I would suggest consulting an ENT specialist. ...Read more