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Purple Ring Bruise On Arm
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
Index ring pinky fingers swollen, 2 have red area on it with small red dots underneath. Any ideas?
Infection: Red swollen areas that are new onset would make me suspicious for and infection. You should probably be seen. ...Read more
Lump under skin on wrist thumb side purple over veins on wrist and down thumb was this a clot took an aspirin lump went down but left large bruise
Hematoma: Bruising is nothing out of the ordinary after an injury and sometimes the blood in a bruise will collect into a hematoma. When this blood coagulates it gets hard. This could be the lump. The body should reabsorb this over time but if it grows or doesn't get smaller then seek medical attention. ...Read more
I squished my thumb under a 200lb piece of metal. Thumb swollen, purple and black bruising on middle knuckle, blood under nail, can't bend.. Broken?
See a physician: If this is a bruise which has occurred without obvious trauma, then you may need to be evaluated for possible bleeding disorder. Could there have been an insect bite? I would recommend seeing a physician if there is no improvement or if you start seeing other similar lesions. ...Read more
Bruises unexplained: This very common question in medicine has been studied a lot. Minor injuries can sometimes lead to unexplained bruising 48 to 72 hours after a bump or other minor injury. If this is a new event, a one time event and there is no indication of any other medical condition this is just a bruise from a bump or other minor injury. ...Read more
Arm Numbness: Arm numbness usually arises from a lack of blood supply to an area or nerve damage. Arm numbness can also result from infection, inflammation, trauma, malignancy, and other abnormal processes. Most cases of arm numbness are not due to a life-threatening condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swollen wrist knuckle side bruising going up my arm yellowish purplish bruise pain in my wrist all around it what could dis be i fell like?
Got a bite on hip flexor area purple discoloration extending proximal local inflamed red bite tingling in toes?
Get it checked: Purple discoloration is most likely a bruise (hemolyzed blood from the venom/bite). Whether it is of concern or not, only a doctor can tell. If it is extending, it means the injury is continuing. Tingling in the toes may be a sign of the nerve being affected, so better get it checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing skin rash (quality: bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped) .
Brown spots on arms ?
Babys hand crushed in door. Her pinky knuckle looked squished in and there was instantly a deep purple bruise on ring finger. Swollen now but playful.
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I have blue black squiggly lines on foot under the skin. Appeared 3/4 days ago. A larger blue/black spot underside of foot. Ulcer on same ankle.?
Problem: Are you diabetic, ave you had arterial doppler. Looks like you have some vascular issue. ...Read more
Had IV and now have big bruise on arm. Its healing but this morning i now have a purple line going through the bruise. Should i be concerned.
I noticed a small flat purple spot on my arm , I thought maybe it was a bruise , then another one , but smaller shows up the next day . No pain?
See a doctor: The purple spots you describe may be bleeding under the skin. Please see a doctor for examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more
Purple bruises: Purple bruises might be signs of bleeding. If it occurs after a fall, it indicates either contusion or fracture. If it occurs unprovoked, it could be due to some bleeding or coagulation disorders. Please see your doctor for evaluation if it concerns you. ...Read more
I keep getting small, perfectly round purple/red dots (half a CM diameter) on my arm. They are recurring and I don't think they're bruises?
Dermatology: Cannot be answered without a photo or examination- call your physician or see a dermatologist. ...Read more
I had a blood test a week ago that left a small bruise, which is now large/dark purple and spreading up arm. Could there be something wrong?
Yes, if the arm is hot : To touch, and you have swelling, and see streaks of bruising going up the arm. Then you have to go immediately in the ER.If it is not hot to the touch, and no swelling or pain, then you need to call your doctor as soon as possible to be seen by her/him, and notify the lab that you are experiencing this too.That has to be documented by the lab manager. Blood thinners or low platelets can do this2 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dark purple bruises have appeared on my grandma's arms - they don't cause pain, but have spread over the span of a few days?
Purpura?: Is described as: hemorrhagic states characterized by patches of purplish discoloration resulting from extravasation of blood into the skin and mucous membranes. Sometimes the aging process itself with thinner skin etc. are risk factors alone to get this, however, it is best to have grand mom see her Doctor to get them clinically evaluated and even some labs may need to be done. Best wishes. ...Read more
I bumped my arm, close to my wrist today and it seems worse than a bruise. Very dark purple and raised. Should I be concerned?
Yes: You are of an age where fractures become more likely with relatively minor injuries. If this was a fall on outstretched hands or even a bad bump, it could well be a fracture. You should put an ice bag or frozen peas on it, tape your arm gently on a flat piece of wood, or even a solid spatula, keep it above your heart, and go get it x-rayed. Take off all your rings first. Good luck to you gal ...Read more
Gave blood over four weeks ago. When drawn, my arm was shaking almost uncontrollably. It bruised dark purple, now gone, but still hurts. Go see dr?
Minor injury: The shaking of your hand probably caused the needle to pierce and traumatize the vein and tissue. This caused a hematoma (the discoloration). You also may have traumatized a small nerve or caused a mechanical phlebitis ( inflammation of a vein). This could account for the pain. Lastly there is rare neurologic condition called rsd that can can occur from minor injuries. This in unlikely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a bug bite on my elbow and 4 days later there is a large purple ring around a small red dot. It is tender to the touch no fever. S/b concerned?
Skin infection: The bump you describe is likely an abscess, an infection caused once the skin barrier was compromised from the insect bite. It should be evaluated by a physician to determine the appropriate course of treatment. A healthtap prime or concierge consult may also suffice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gave [email protected] got bruise afterwards. 2 weeks passed bruise getn bigr all the way up arm black and purple went to doc said put ice on it no chng.
I have a big purple bruise on my arm after donating blood. is this normal? this was the first time I donated blood.
Happens: a blood vessel leaked after your donation. Not to worry, just apply heat and it will resolve. Thanks for giving blood! ...Read more
SEVERAL MONTHS AGO, I HIT MY ELBOW ON A HUGE ROCK WHILE RIVER TUBING THROUGH THE RAPIDS OF A RIVER. A HUGE CIRCULAR RED/PURPLE/BLACK BRUISE APPEARED IN A PERFECT CIRCLE AROUND MY ELBOW AND DOWN MY UPPER AND LOWER ARM. IT EVENTUALLY WENT AWAY. I HAVE HA
Question cut off: Please re-ask so we know what the actual question is. ...Read more
Its like round, purple bruise, it also itches and sometimes feel a burning sensation. What could this be , this is on my arms
Many possibilities: If there is only one, it could be a bruise. If many of them, possibilities include eczema, ringworm, contact dermatitis to something you're allergic to, and a variety of less common, more esoteric problems. A dermatologist needs to examine you directly in order to tell you exactly what it is. ...Read more
I have a subtle rash on my chest with a bruise-like purple and red patch just above my armpit. I haven't knocked my arm or anything. What is this?
Vein in my arm was punctured multiple times. 5min afterwards a dark purple bruise surfaced.A lot of pain wen moving arm now.Collapsed vein or abscess?
Hematoma: What your are describing sounds like a hematoma which is escaped blood from the vein which has accumulated in the tissue around the vein. This is why the skin is bruised (black and blue). The pain is from the irritation from the multiple needle sticks. Apply ice for the first 48 hours then heat. Ibuprofen will also help. This should resolve over about one week. ...Read more
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