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Had shoulder stability surgery 12 days ago having extream pain and bruising on elbow been taking aspirin entire time to prevent blood clot?

Had shoulder stability surgery 12 days ago having extream pain and bruising on elbow been taking aspirin entire time to prevent blood clot?

Stop the Aspirin: Hold off the aspirin, it has not been shown to significantly reduce risk of a deep vein thrombosis, but will cause you to bleed and bruise. At 26 your low risk anyway. The bruising should just absorb. Follow up with your surgeon. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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What could cuase bruising on unexplained right elbow, right eye, and right hand what it be?

What could cuase bruising on unexplained right elbow, right eye, and right hand what it be?

Clotting problems: Bruising not associated with trauma suggests a problem with blood clotting. Aspirin, certain prescribed medications and even some over the counter supplements can be responsible. Unexplained bruising can also be caused by a serious, underlying health problem. See a physician immediately. ...Read more

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My boss has a swollen elbow, bruising on it, but no injuries. What could it be?

My boss has a swollen elbow, bruising on it, but no injuries. What could it be?

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

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Is it normal to have bruising after an ulnar nerve elbow ultrasound using a needle and cortisone injection?

Is it normal to have bruising after an ulnar nerve elbow ultrasound using a needle and cortisone injection?

Yes: A small amount of bleeding under the skin after injection is not unusual, especially if you have been taking anti-inflammatory medicines, which have some minor blood thinning side effects. ...Read more

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I recently hit my elbow on the outside bone. I have bruising and swelling above the elbow above where the hit was. My hand is now tingling?

I recently hit my elbow on the outside bone. I have bruising and swelling above the elbow above where the hit was. My hand is now tingling?

Ulnar nerve: My guess would be that you are feeling the tingling mostly in your little finger perhaps a bit in your ring finger. The ulnar nerve which supply sensation to this area of the hand passes just inside this "outer" bone (lateral epicondyle) of the elbow. It will very likely resolve over about 1-2 weeks. However, if it doesn't you may require further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have unexplained bruising on my knees and elbows joint pain in those areas and tenderness what can cause this?

I have unexplained bruising on my knees and elbows joint pain in those areas and tenderness what can cause this?

There are many: Potential causes for the symptoms you are experiencing. Some of them are potentially serious. You need to be evaluated by a health care professional and have an examination and lab work done. Don't delay, make an appointment today. ...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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My bro and I hit our elbows hard tues. Hurts to straighten and bend. Tender to touch. No visible bruise. Should I leave it or see a dr.?

My bro and I hit our elbows hard tues. Hurts to straighten and bend. Tender to touch. No visible bruise. Should I leave it or see a dr.?

Depends: Probably just sustained a contusion. A bad enough hit depening on location could also cause a small crack in the bone. More than likely though a contusion. Try to ice it and start some nsaids and move it as much as possible within reason. If not better in couple days or notice anything mechanical may be worth an xray. ...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)

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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