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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

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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What causes small bruised like dark round spots in the pit of my arm by the elbow?

What causes small bruised like dark round spots in the pit of my arm by the elbow?

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 more

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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

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 more

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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

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 more

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I keep getting random bruising under my knees. They are round and just appear over night.also light bruising on the inside of my arm. There is no pain?

I keep getting random bruising under my knees. They are round and just appear over night.also light bruising on the inside of my arm. There is no pain?

Bruising: Please get to see your primary doctor as soon as possible. You may be referred to a specialist but start with your primary doctor. Hope all goes well - please keep me informed. ...Read more

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I have a dark circular bruise on my left arm and my whole upper arm is sore after an injection, is this normal?

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 more

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Its like round, purple bruise, it also itches and sometimes feel a burning sensation. What could this be , this is on my arms

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

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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.

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 more

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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

Bruises and red spot: It sound likeyou aregetting petchia and or ecchymoses. You should consult your internist or ahematologist to rule out a blood or clotting problem. ...Read more

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I have a wart looking round circle bruise that had come up in my elbow. I'm concerned. It doesn't itch or hurt. What could it be its a perfect circle.

I have a wart looking round circle bruise that had come up in my elbow. I'm concerned. It doesn't itch or hurt. What could it be its a perfect circle.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to know the nature of the lesion without examining it. However, it may be ring worm. Try over the counter treatment and if it does not go away in a week or so, you may wish to see your doctor. ...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 woke up with a small unexplained bruise on my arm?

I woke up with a small unexplained bruise on my arm?

Bruise: Bruises on extremities can happen for various reasons. Usually you did bump the extremity and simply did not appreciate the bruise at the time. Are you on aspirin or other medications that effect your platelets or thin your blood? If so that can make you more likely to bruise All in a all a single bruise is usually benign. I would not worry. However if recurrent or especially on trunk get seen. ...Read more

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I always have these pains under my arm pits and it hurts like a bruise?

I always have these pains under my arm pits and it hurts like a bruise?

Abscesses: If you have frequent swelling and abscesses of the armpits, you may gave hidradenitis suppurativa. This can be treated permanently with surgery. ...Read more

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Why do I have a light green colored bruise on my arm? Does the color mean anything?

Why do I have a light green colored bruise on my arm? Does the color mean anything?

Bruise: Normally as a bruise becomes more yellow/green that means it is diminishing. Be sure to keep an eye on the area and see a doctor if necessary. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more