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Bruising Around The Elbow
How long should bruising last after having a blood test taken and why have I developed bruising all around my elbow on the same arm and behind the knee of the same side of the body?
See primary M.D.: Bruising at puncture sight from needle is very common and clears out in about a week. However having bleeding around elbow and knee is bothersome, You should go and see your primary doctor. After checking you out, he may need to do some more blood tests to rule out any bleeding disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more
After banging my elbow hard 5 days ago Bruising have only just appeared is it normal for bruising to take a while to appear ?
After 2-3 days: Contusions from such injuries may not present for 2-3 days after the incident. Continue to monitor if it's just a cosmetic issue. If you have any new symptoms (tingling, numbness, or weakness in your arm), then see your physician. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/elbowinjuriesanddisorders.html ...Read more
I bumped my elbow hard today on something. No bruising or swelling but really hurts! Should I ice it? Or what?
Good idea.: Wrap it with a towel to protect the skin and use a ziplock with ice in it or a bag of frozen peas if there is no other ice pack available. Ice for 15 minutes every 1/2 to 1 hour while awake. Probably bumped your ulnar nerve running by the olecranon, commonly called the "funny bone". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What does it mean black & blue marks inside of elbows at the same time & the left side of the body??? Can't remember bruising ....
Likely : Fading bruises. If concerned have it checked out ...Read more
Bruising take time: To go away, but you should not have any pain with it. ...Read more
Last week i fell and hit my elbow(not the sharp part of the elbow) still have bruising and a bump also hurts if bumped. Could it be broken or chipped?
Have it evaluated: Why don't you see a doctor and have it x rayed, then you know. ...Read more
Elbow: The most likely answer is he bumped his elbow hard enough to cause some bleeding deep next to the bone. The 'light blood' in the conditions might mean he is on some blood thinner. Even Aspirin can make you more prone to this kind of bleeding. Alternatively, the gout could also be the cause but you didn't mention it being painful. which is usually the case. ...Read more
I was doing bent over tricep extensions when I felt/heard "pop" . I felt pain in my tricep Imidiatly.. Now there's bruising above my elbow?
You may have a : partial tear of your triceps muscle/tendon.Tonight rest,ice,ace bandage and tomorrow morning...off to orthopedist . ...Read more
I banged the inside of my elbow. It was bruised pretty badly. The bruising helaled but elbow is still puffy. It has been about 6 weeks.
Please see: Please see your orthopedist to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
I've been hitting my putter elbow on everything. It's painful and i'm loosing strength in my arm. Could there be more damage than just bruising?
Possible : Yes, it is possible to have ulnar nerve neuropathy ( crazy bone nerve), the nerve at that area very close to the skin and bone, a repetitive trauma cam cause temporary or rarely permanent nerve damage, the early symptoms is tingling in pinky then weakness in the hand or distal arm. The first step in the treatment is avoiding more damage of the nerve. See a local neurologist for correct diagnosis. ...Read more
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