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Tremors In hands, weak upper arms, kinda weak in legs, dizziness, weight loss, vision off, tingling in feet, stiff fingers.Post viral? Got mri, not ms

Tremors In hands, weak upper arms, kinda weak in legs, dizziness, weight loss, vision off, tingling in feet, stiff fingers.Post viral? Got mri, not ms

Please keep: looking for the cause. Lots of possibilities Blood sugar? Neurological? Thyroid? Please stay w/your doc but ask about seeing a specialist. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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Three very tiny bruises on upper arm....Didn't hit on any thing. What could cause that?

Three very tiny bruises on upper arm....Didn't hit on any thing.  What could cause that?

Bruises: The bruises could possibly have been present from a minor unrecognized trauma. Another consideration is that the bruises are due to your blood being too thin. If you continue to have unexplained bruising see her doctor in order to have tests run to sort out the problem. ...Read more

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I am having tendon or muscle pain in my upper arm. Can it cause a bruise to form near my wrist?

I am having tendon or muscle pain in my upper arm.  Can it cause a bruise to form near my wrist?

No but see a doctor: Pain along should not cause bruising in a separate anatomic area. You really should have a medical exam of the affected arm. ...Read more

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29 yr old female, deep tissue aches in thighs & upper arms & blue-ish, purple bruises without injury, over a year.Mainly rite thigh. What could it be?

29 yr old female, deep tissue aches in thighs & upper arms & blue-ish, purple bruises without injury, over a year.Mainly rite thigh. What could it be?

Muscle problem: Chronic, unprovoked muscle pain associated with unexplained bruising could be a serious problem. There are certain medical conditions that can cause this and would need to be investigated by your physician. There are blood tests that can narrow down the likely causes. Myositis is an example of a condition where the muscles can be painful or weak. ...Read more

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I have these very tiny red spots the size of fire ants all on my upper arms. Huge painless "bruise" on my one upper arm. Could these be from bed bugs?

I have these very tiny red spots the size of fire ants all on my upper arms. Huge painless "bruise" on my one upper arm. Could these be from bed bugs?

Picture=1000 words: W/o a seasoned doctor taking a look or picture of the lesion, it is hard to say what it could be. A lot depends on answers to questions he/she may pose: do you have a new or old mattress? Do u use any chemical / cosmetics? Any medical problems that run in ur family? Any other signs/symptoms (weight loss, etc.)? It could be benign (insect bite, petechiae) or it could be a sign of something ominous. ...Read more

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I have been bitten by something on my upper arm, there is a small white lump and 1mm below a 1inch black bruise, feeling unwell also..

I have been bitten by something on my upper arm, there is a small white lump and 1mm below a 1inch black bruise, feeling unwell also..

No question here: This needs to be seen today. You don't know what may have bitten you, a blackened or bruised area that large is a concern. If you feel sick and especially if you have fever, best that you go to your doctor today. Don't try and drain this at home. Let the physician do it, that way they can test fluid for culture. Heal swiftly! ...Read more

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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