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Round Bruise On Arm
Should I have this lump in my arm checked out? I had a major bruise on my arm about 3 inches round. A week later, to hide it, i stuck a bandaid on it big enough to cover up for the day. When i removed bandaid that night, i had a lump in my arm about the s
I : I would advise having the lump medically evaluated. Any persistent swelling or mass should be evaluated. The doctor you see may want to measure and observe it with a recheck to be sure it is not increasing in size, or they may want to biopsy it to be safe. If you have any redness, increased swelling, red streaks from the area, or fever then you must be seen immediately as this could signify infection. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...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 moreGet help now ›
What would cause perfectly round dark bruises to appear on my left arm only? Everyday new bruises going on for a few months. And no im not clumbsy
See your doctor: Bruising without trauma is a concern for underlying problems with the body's blood clotting mechanisms. However, I would expect the bruises to appear in other places. Please see your doctor for evaluation ...Read moreGet help now ›
Platelet check: Although you note specific spots on just your elbow you may need blood tests. Sometimes patients with low platelets from idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura presents with low platelets and they have these really small dots in skin. ...Read moreGet help now ›
I have a dark circular bruise on my left arm and my whole upper arm is sore after an injection, is this normal?
Can happen: Dark circular bruise is most likely due to small amount of blood that seeps under the skin after the injection;normally your entire arm should not be swollen or sore, but on occasion it does happen, sometimes cellulitis of the site of injection can occur, contact your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read moreGet help now ›
I have had three circular bruises running up my arm along the vein for about a week and a half, they have always been yellow in color.
Sounds like bruises: They can take sometimes up to a month to clear, but are usually absorbed in about 2 weeks, if not gone in a month see your doctor ...Read moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
I get random small round red spots or small round bruises on different areas of my arms and legs what causes this? I can email a pic if anyone wants2c
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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 moreGet help now ›
I hurt my arm 5 days a go causing a bad bruise. Now that the bruise is starting to look better it's starting to hurt again. What would make it do that?
The pain: should be getting better. Worsening pain while bruise is resolving requires evaluation ...Read moreGet help now ›
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