Top
20
Doctor insights on: Forearm Bruise

Share
1

1
Medium sized bruise from IV 2 weeks ago on forearm. Bruise is healing (slowly but surely) but the area around it is desensitized (not completely numb) is this desensitization normal?

Medium sized bruise from IV 2 weeks ago on forearm. Bruise is healing (slowly but surely) but the area around it is desensitized (not completely numb) is this desensitization normal?

Stretch versus injur: A few possibilities. Swelling from th IV and bruising may have stretched the nerves to the skin in that area and as the swelling resolves the nerves will gradually recover and sensation restored but may take several or more weeks after swelling resolved. Slight chance that the IV actually injured the nerve itself in which case it may take much longer for sensation to return. ...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


2

2
I fell and had my forearm bruised for 2 weeks. Now there is a 1/2 golfball of hard mass with a weird muscle like feeling fibers on one side. No pain?

I fell and had my forearm bruised for 2 weeks. Now there is a 1/2 golfball of hard mass with a weird muscle like feeling fibers on one side. No pain?

Bump: likely a hematoma or collection of old blood. Should slowly resolve over a few weeks. If doesn't, go see an MD to confirm diagnosis. ...Read more

3

3
My whole forearm is bruised after having a catheter placed in my hand a week ago? Is this normal

My whole forearm is bruised after having a catheter placed in my hand a week ago? Is this normal

Can cause bruising: Sometimes when a catheter is placed into a vein it can move a bit and there can be a small amount of bleeding under the skin. This will appear as bruising. Also can happen if your veins are fragile and the vein starts to fall apart. ...Read more

4

4
What does a blood clot look like on forearm. A bruise-like circle of about a 1/2 inch just showed up; yesterday it was brown and today it is red. ?

What does a blood clot look like on forearm.  A bruise-like circle of about a 1/2 inch just showed up; yesterday it was brown and today it is red. ?

Varies: Blood clots can produce different presenting symptoms. If it is in the artery, it can cause dramatic pain and even turn the limb blue/black if it blocks important circulation to the rest of the arm. If in the vein, it will lead to swelling in the limb. If you have a bruise, it is likely a small bursted vessel. You may want to consider an insect bite too (spider?) and it may be infected. ...Read more

5

5
How to tell if I have a forearm bone bruise or fracture?

How to tell if I have a forearm bone bruise or fracture?

X-ray : If u have sustained a forearm fracture most times you will know it w/ deformity, crepitus ( crunching sound), and pain. Occassionally non- displaced fx.S'( esp.The ulna) can result from a blow( nightstick) and cause pain only. Ap/ and lateral x-rays will detect the fracture.Mri scans( which are not needed) but occ. Obtained by non- orthopedists may show a contusion or bone 'bruise'.Gl! ...Read more

6

6
So 4 days ago i fell on my left forearm it was bruised and sore but i could could use it but it's still very sore and swollen still four days later?

So 4 days ago i fell on my left forearm it was bruised and sore but i could  could use it but it's still very sore and swollen still four days later?

See answer: You can try continuing rest and an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen, and if still with pain and no resolution than see a dr. As there is always the chance you could have a hairline fracture, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

7

7
Fell down stairs, hurt forearm/elbow. was bruised and swollen for 2.5wks. 3mos later, I still get sharp shooting pain after light use. Get x-Ray?

Fell down stairs, hurt forearm/elbow. was bruised and swollen for 2.5wks. 3mos later, I still get sharp shooting pain after light use. Get x-Ray?

First see your Dr.: After any trauma that occurs, especially fall injuries down staircases requires that you see your doctor for evaluation, and to make sure you haven't injured bones, tendons, muscles strain, or ligaments. An x-ray will rule out fracture, but an MRI will show soft tissue injury. So your doctor will determine which one you need.Then, you'll need realignment to get everything back in order.Don't wait. ...Read more

8

8
62 yr old female. Purple bruises on forearms only. Should i be concerned?

62 yr old female. Purple bruises on forearms only. Should i be concerned?

Bruises: Bruises can be due trauma, platelet abnormality, malignancy use of anticoalation/antiplatelet medications ( coumadin, (warfarin) plavix, Aspirin etc...), see your doctor for further evaluation if this continues. ...Read more

9

9
Bruise on forearm with white lump in middle. Reddish-purple 2" diameter doesn't hurt, don't recall hitting it. Is it a bruise, boil? Not bite marks

Bruise on forearm with white lump in middle. Reddish-purple 2" diameter doesn't hurt, don't recall hitting it. Is it a bruise, boil? Not bite marks

See your doctor: Please see your doctor or health care provider. Lack of pain is unusual for early brusing and infection. Please do not take this lightly, although it probably is benign. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Can you advise about 3 red spots on my forearm that appear like bruises or bites? They don't hurt or itch, & I've been wearing long sleeves all day.

Can you advise about 3 red spots on my forearm that appear like bruises or bites? They don't hurt or itch, & I've been wearing long sleeves all day.

No: You would need to be examined for anyone to offer an informed opinion about these. However, if they are bites they will most likely disappear in a day or two. Good luck! ...Read more

11

11
Bruise on forearm from labs 2 weeks ago this Tues. Its healing but its starting to get sore. Like a cut under the bruise. Should i worry?

Bruise on forearm from labs 2 weeks ago this Tues.  Its healing but its starting to get sore. Like a cut under the bruise.    Should i worry?

Probably not serious: Unless there is associated redness or hardness with tenderness of the vein itself, it doesn't sound like a serious problem. Warm applications may relieve any residual irritation. See your Physician as needed. ...Read more

13

13
Did some cleaning for 2 hours, didn't overdo it. Next morning had bruising on forearms and felt weaker. What would cause this? Getting annoyed

Did some cleaning for 2 hours, didn't overdo it. Next morning had bruising on forearms and felt weaker.  What would cause this? Getting annoyed

Bruised and fatigue: Bruising reflects activity of your platelets, some inherited coagulation factors can present like this . A complete blood count is a place to start. fish oil, aspirin, and supplements can increase the chance of bruising Thyroid disorders can also present this way See your family Doctor to schedule an evaluation ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
I have a painless small bruise on my forearm and it has been there a few days and I don't remember doing anything to cause it. Should I be concerned?

I have a painless small bruise on my forearm and it has been there a few days and I don't remember doing anything to cause it. Should I be concerned?

No: No. We periodically have minor trauma that may cause a bruise. Don't worry about it unless it doesn't go away after a few weeks. ...Read more

18

18
Bp readings were taken from my lower forearm. As the cuff inflated, i noticed bruising on my upper forearm. I thought it'd go away but it didn't. Why?

Bp readings were taken from my lower forearm. As the cuff inflated, i noticed bruising on my upper forearm. I thought it'd go away but it didn't. Why?

Bruised veins: It will go away in 2 weeks high and long cuff inflation can cause bruising are you taking Aspirin , blood thinner , steroids or high dose of vit.C all there can exacerbate the brusing. ...Read more

19

19
Have thin skin on forearms that cause constant bruising. Is there a product that will help?

Have thin skin on forearms that cause constant bruising. Is there a product that will help?

Thin Skin: Fragile or thin skin that tears easily is a common problem in older adults. Aging, sun exposure and genetics all play a role in thinning skin. Certain medications, such as long–term use of oral or topical corticosteroids, also can weaken skin and the blood vessels in the skin. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/healthy-aging/expert-answers/thin-skin/faq-20057753 ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
I have started getting small purple bruises only on my forearms without hitting them that i can remember. I am 62?

I have started getting small purple bruises only on my forearms without hitting them that i can remember. I am 62?

Arm bruises: This type of bruising requires a medical examination. See your doctor for an evaluation. Meanwhile are you taking Aspirin or blood thinners, or any kind of medication? These can cause blood problems. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Melissa Gowans
2,066 doctors shared insights

Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more