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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?

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 more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymoses are bruises. Bruises are purple or red collections of blood under the skin that appear after blood vessels in the skin break, causing the blood to spread through the tissues ...Read more


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What to do if it hurts to straighten elbow but no bruise or swelling?

What to do if it hurts to straighten elbow but no bruise or swelling?

Find out the reason: It could be Bursitis or Tendonitis. That being said, you need to see your doctor for definitive diagnosis and treatment. Be well ...Read more

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Strange bruise that covers my entire elbow. This has happened twice in 4 months. I didn't bump it or hit it on anything.

Strange bruise that covers my entire elbow. This has happened twice in 4 months.  I didn't bump it or hit it on anything.

See primary provider: Start with your primary provider. If it is a bruise (discoloration from bleeding), blood tests can determine if you have a bleeding problem or blood disease. If so, a hematologist may help. If there is a rash or skin problem, a dermatologist may be able to help. ...Read more

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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 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

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A bar with 195 pounds fell on shoulder and I have had pain for over a week and it went to my elbow, what do I do?(bruise on my shoulder & elbow)

A bar with 195 pounds fell on shoulder and I have had pain for over a week and it went to my elbow, what do I do?(bruise on my shoulder & elbow)

Shoulder/elbow: Direct trauma can cause muscle tears of biceps, etc. Can also cause bone & soft tissue contusion/injury. Get it checked if it hurts & limits motion. ...Read more

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I slammed my elbow on my towel rack this morning. It hurts when I move it alittle no bruising can bend it alittle. Can I wait it out or should I go in?

I slammed my elbow on my towel rack this morning. It hurts when I move it alittle no bruising can bend it alittle. Can I wait it out or should I go in?

Give it a week: You probably have a bruise. If the range of motion does not improve in a week you should get it checked out. Earlier if you're a competitive athlete (baseball pitcher or something) ...Read more

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My bruise doesn't hurt to the touch and i can move my elbow to some extent it locks but is extremely painful, what to do?

My bruise doesn't hurt to the touch and i can move my elbow to some extent it locks but is extremely painful, what to do?

Locking elbow: If your elbow locks, there is a good chance you have something blocking motion in the joint. This could be a fracture, or debris in the elbow. Have you had any x-rays yet? Bruising will resolve, the locking may not. ...Read more

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Right above my elbow it is sensitive to the touch it hurts could you tell me what's wrong there's no bruise on it and it doesn't feel like a bruise?

Sensitive patch: Interestingly, the skin develops certain sensitivities in various areas from time to time no one can explain. But if it persists, i would definitely see a dermatologist and have her or him evaluate this to see if there's underlying pathology. ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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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