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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

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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Slipped on ice, landed on right elbow. Xrays showed no big break. Its bruised, swellings down. Elbows very sensitive. Hairline or just bruised bone?

Slipped on ice, landed on right elbow. Xrays showed no big break. Its bruised, swellings down. Elbows very sensitive. Hairline or just bruised bone?

Sounds like a bru --: Ised elbow, as the xrays were negative. Protect the elbow, for a 10-14 days and if its only a bruised, it'll get better. If not improving or getting worse, get a another xray as in some cases initial xray may not show a fx, which was present. So protecting it for 2 weeks and re-xraying it would be the way to go. Good luck. ...Read more

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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 ?

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
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Get that checked out: This sounds like a thrombosed (clotted) vein in your hand. The Aspirin may have helped to dissolve the clot. This could happen for several reasons. It also could be something else. I would get this checked out just be cautious. ...Read more

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Lump on back of neck rash like bruise ?

Lump on back of neck rash like bruise ?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Painful lump on bone under skin on finger joint?

Painful lump on bone under skin on finger joint?

Ganglion: This sounds like a ganglion cyst also known as a retinacular cyst. This is a fluid filled sac that comes from the tendons that bend down the fingers. To confirm the diagnosis i would recommend trying to remove the fluid with a needle. These usually go away, sometimes they require surgery to remove. ...Read more

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Can hip brusitis heal on its own?

Can hip brusitis heal on its own?

Hip Bursitis: The bursa will always be there. If the inflammation in the bursa is not severe then it can calm down on it own. Otherwise there are varying treatments. ...Read more

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Circular bruise on right arm what is it ?

Circular bruise on right arm what is it ?

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

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Bump on side of broken knuckle - tendon?

Bump on side of broken knuckle - tendon?

Most likely its the: Ends of a broken bone which probably are angulated at the break site or if the injury is 4-6 weeks old, it might be the healing bony tissue. The tendon will probably not cause a bump, unless its torn with rolled edges on it and that'll be either on the front or back of the knuckle, and not on its sides. ...Read more

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Fell hard on knee 3 wks ago. Initial swelling on knee, bruising, painful to touch. Now swelling above knee cap and 2 hard dime size balls on kneecap?

Fell hard on knee 3 wks ago. Initial swelling on knee, bruising, painful to touch. Now swelling above knee cap and 2 hard dime size balls on kneecap?

Prepatellar bursa: The lumps maybe hematoma as you may have injured the prepatellar bursa. Heat might help the lumps go away. If there's more to this you need an evaluation. We want to make certain that you don't have an infection ...Read more

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I've got a small lump on left foot on top.Is not painful.No swelling.?

I've got a small lump on left foot on top.Is not painful.No swelling.?

A few things: It sounds like it could be a little bursa, ganglionic cyst, lipoma or if it is hard, a bone spur or prominence of bones at the top of the foot. Keep an eye on it. If it gets bigger, painful or shows sign of shoe irritation consider seeing a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Longtime typist. Had small sphere in wrist on side of pinky popped on its own. Stinging, pain lifting what could it have been? Does it need treatment?

Longtime typist. Had small sphere in wrist on side of pinky popped on its own. Stinging, pain lifting what could it have been? Does it need treatment?

Wrist lump: The most common cause of lumps/nodules on the wrist are small cysts that grow on the tendons called "ganglia". They are benign and usually don't require any treatment. Sometimes, if they get large enough, they become a nuisance because of the pressure and then can be surgically removed or injected with cortisone (50% effective). Often they rupture on their own and need no treatment. ...Read more

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Petechia on inner wrists and elbows?

Petechia on inner wrists and elbows?

Drug,infection: This could be from medication or an infection, but there also could be something wrong with your platelets. ...Read more

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Fell on concrete and I have a gash & knot on my forehead, scraped knees, elbow and left shoulder is real sore?

Fell on concrete and I have a gash & knot on my forehead, scraped knees, elbow and left shoulder is real sore?

Seek Help: I am sorry to hear about your accident. Best to be seen in an urgent care or emergency room environment. The "gash" and abrasions may need to be cleansed or sutured. Tetanus boosts may be indicated. X-rays may also be necessary. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Itchy red bite-like blotch on Achilles' tendon. Thought it was a bite. Hasn't gone away in 3weeks. Size of thumb, bumpy?

Itchy red bite-like blotch on Achilles' tendon. Thought it was a bite. Hasn't gone away in 3weeks. Size of thumb, bumpy?

Hard to say: Without seeing it, but I'd advise you to have it checked out since it doesn't belong. If you wanted to try something prior to seeing a doctor I would try a topical OTC steroid cream. I.e 1percent hydrocortisone. ...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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Sudden bruising on arm. Red, hurts when pressed on it. Appeared suddenly. No injury or trauma. Help?

Sudden bruising on arm. Red, hurts when pressed on it. Appeared suddenly. No injury or trauma. Help?

Get a blood test: Sudden bruising without injury should be investigated with a complete blood cell count. This will include a platelet count as well as red blood cells and white blood cells. Start with your primary doctor, for the blood test. He/she may send you to a hematologist if the test indicates and abnormality. Or maybe you just are an aggressive sleeper. Don't ignore it, simple blood test ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

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