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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

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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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

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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

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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

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Why might I be getting unexplained bruises on my shins and forearms?

Why might I be getting unexplained bruises on my shins and forearms?

Leaker.: Bruising is a phenomena associated with blood leaking from blood vessels and pooling in the tissue. Although bruising is usually associated with trauma, Certain medications and blood problems ca also be responsible. Since your bruises are unexplained, I suggest you consult with a primary care specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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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

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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

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I feel like I have a bruise on my left forearm but I don't see one. It only hurts when I press on it or flex my arm a certain way.

I feel like I have a bruise on my left forearm but I don't see one. It only hurts when I press on it or flex my arm a certain way.

Soft tissue swelling: A slight muscle strain can cause a deep bruise as can bumping into something. If there is no significant limitation to the use, strength, or range of motion of the arm, then it will likely resolve in a few short days. For discomfort, you can ice, and use ibuprofen. ...Read more

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The inner side of my forearm sometimes hurts, almost like the hair is being pulled. It doesn't feel like a bruise. What could this be?

The inner side of my forearm sometimes hurts, almost like the hair is being pulled. It doesn't feel like a bruise. What could this be?

Carpal Tunnel Synd: Maybe early carpal tunnel syndrome, caused by compression of the median nerve through the carpal tunnel. The pain is usually in the thumb and first two fingers, but it may radiate proximally to the forearm, as well. ...Read more

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Lump on forearm after bruising?

Lump on forearm after bruising?

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

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Which possibly could cause forearm soreness and bruising?

Which possibly could cause forearm soreness and bruising?

Forearm bruise: Many things come to mind, from traumatic injury to infection to medication effect such as blood thinners. For peace of mind, have it looked at. ...Read more

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I fell full weight on my steps and hit my forearm on the corner it cut my arm and now there's a huge lump and bruise and pain?

I fell full weight on my steps and hit my forearm on the corner it cut my arm and now there's a huge lump and bruise and pain?

GO TO ER OR DOCTOR: You have an injury to your forearm with a lump, pain and a cut. It needs to be checked and may need xrays to rule out fracture and cut may need medical attention as well, and you may need tetanus shot if it has been ten years since last tetanus shot. ...Read more

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I have a perfectly round purple/blue bruise on left forearm. It is the size of the end of a crayon exactly. Just appeared a week ago, no change whatso?

I have a perfectly round purple/blue bruise on left forearm. It is the size of the end of a crayon exactly. Just appeared a week ago, no change whatso?

Bruise: Many causes of bruises aren't memorable - you could have bumped your arm, or a small vein could have burst to cause the bruise. They take weeks to resolve. As long as not tender/increasing/red, or with streaks, you should be OK! ...Read more

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I have a bruise on my forearm. I assume from my dog because it's in the shape of a paw print. But I don't recall when it happened. It is over 1 month?

I have a bruise on my forearm. I assume from my dog because it's in the shape of a paw print. But I don't recall when it happened. It is over 1 month?

You can wait longer: 1 month isn't a concerning time. It would be more concerning if the bruise is getting larger and larger. If not then I would continue to wait it out. ...Read more

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Kicked on forearm two days ago, hurts to touch and move around also grabbing things hurts it as well. No visible bruising on outside, but bone hurts?

Kicked on forearm two days ago, hurts to touch and move around also grabbing things hurts it as well. No visible bruising on outside, but bone hurts?

Observation: With no visible bruising, unlikely a fracture has occurred, but I would splint the forearm and watch. If still painful after 7 to 10 days, would recommend to get an Xray. ...Read more

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My Friend is experiencing arm pain. She got hit with a hockey stick on the side of the forearm. There is a bump there and minimal bruising.?

My Friend is experiencing arm pain. She got hit with a hockey stick on the side of the forearm. There is a bump there and minimal bruising.?

Friend hockey injure: You cannot ask questions for someone else here unless they give us written permission to discuss their health with you. Sorry called HIPPA. Read about it. Ask friend to contact us and give permission. Better yet have friend ask the questions. ...Read more

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I wake up with bruises almost every night and this morning I woke up and had one on my left forearm with a small hard lump in the middle of it.

I wake up with bruises almost every night and this morning I woke up and had one on my left forearm with a small hard lump in the middle of it.

See your doc: There may be a serious underlying medical issue that is causing the bruises. You shouldn't bruise that easily. See your doc for a physical and work up. Best of luck! ...Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Bruising (Definition)

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