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Hurt palm in wrestling a month ago had bruise on palm and swelling pain im still gettjng pain numbness tingling shooting pains in hand?

Hurt palm in wrestling a month ago had bruise on palm and swelling pain im still gettjng pain numbness tingling shooting pains in hand?

Palm pain s/p injury: Has swelling gone away? Could have had injury to carpal tunnel and or other nerves ( which fingers? is it worse at night? Do fingers turn colors white/ blue?) Does pain improve with NSAIDS ( if not allergic)? f/u with orthopedist ...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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My bf was using a mechanical hole digger. After using for several hours he discovered that his fingers on one hand was numb, decreased sensation, and feels like a bruise on palm of hand below thumb. It has now been a week and is still the same. He has bee

My bf was using a mechanical hole digger. After using for several hours he discovered that his fingers on one hand was numb, decreased sensation, and feels like a bruise on palm of hand below thumb. It has now been a week and is still the same. He has bee

Median nerve palsy: Numbness of the thumb region can be caused by pressure and swelling that affects the median nerve at the wrist of base of the thumb. This usually causes numbness in the palm of the hand mostly thumb and forefinger. Similar symptoms develop with carpal tunnel syndrome. Immobilizing, rest, and anti-inflammatory medications will help. ...Read more

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What could cuase bruising on unexplained right elbow, right eye, and right hand what it be?

What could cuase bruising on unexplained right elbow, right eye, and right hand what it be?

Clotting problems: Bruising not associated with trauma suggests a problem with blood clotting. Aspirin, certain prescribed medications and even some over the counter supplements can be responsible. Unexplained bruising can also be caused by a serious, underlying health problem. See a physician immediately. ...Read more

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I have been tired, hand and feet burning.I can't take any one touching me . Bruises on my body easy.I throw up all the time, unexplained fevers?

I have been tired, hand and feet burning.I can't take any one touching me . Bruises on my body easy.I throw up all the time, unexplained fevers?

See a doctor ASAP: This sounds quite serious and deserves a full detailed evaluation immediately. Make a list of all of your symptoms, the sequence in which they occurred, things to which they were associated, and document your temps and pulses (if possible) and take this with you to your doctor. Please go soon. Good luck and get better. ...Read more

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44 yr female, pain in right hand, head, face shoulder & neck. Unexplained bruising on right leg, foot and arm.

44 yr female, pain in right hand, head, face shoulder & neck. Unexplained bruising on  right leg, foot and arm.

Seek consultation: This constellation of symptoms should be evaluated as soon as possible to rule out any complicating condition that may be prolonging your recovery or those that might be more serious. Additional information is needed. Please see your primary care physician who will know more about your medical history and can make an accurate diagnosis. You do not want to ignore these symptoms. ...Read more

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The side of my right palm is a bit bruised. It also feel pain when i touch it and when i write?

Watch it: You have probably banged it against something but don't recall. The pain should go away soon. If not, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Both palms, part under thumbs, swell and feel weird at time. Not really pain, but feel weird! Sometimes they almost look bruised, but they aren't. ?

Both palms, part under thumbs, swell and feel weird at time. Not really pain, but feel weird! Sometimes they almost look bruised, but they aren't. ?

Hands: From your description, two common things come to mind, one is carpal tunnel which can cause pins and needles or numbness or strange sensation in thumbs and palm of hand and first three and 1/2 fingers,but no color change (bruise look) associated. The other is Raynaud's disease which would have color change and strange sensation (frostbite like) and happens more often in women.See MD for exam. ...Read more

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I'm a softball player but after catching several fast balls my upper left side of my palm Is bruised and I don't know what to do?

I'm a softball player but after catching several fast balls my upper left side of my palm Is bruised and I don't know what to do?

SPORTS INJURY: Sounds like a contusion. Best treatment is RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression [ace wrap], elevation. Should heal quickly but if not follow up with you doctor. ...Read more

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I got bite by a bug that made a painful palm size bruise on my leg sold I be worried ?

I got bite by a bug that made a painful palm size bruise on my leg sold I be worried ?

Not if: You are otherwise well and the lesion looks like a bruise and is not black or nasty appearing. Also reassuring if it resolves or improves over the next 2-3 days. See your doctor for any concerns. All the best. ...Read more

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Deep cat scratch on palm 8 weeks ago. Still bruised and tingling. What can i do to heal faster?

Deep cat scratch on palm 8 weeks ago. Still bruised and tingling. What can i do to heal faster?

Cleaned and covered: Gosh not a lot more to do than local wound care.

Do you smoke? Quit.
Do not pick off the scab.
Keep it moist and covered.
You could try warm packs to improve the blood supply to the area.
Make sure that it is not infected. Signs of infection are red, hot, swollen, tender to the touch and getting worse.

I like neosporin or bacitricin for my wounds. Apply 2-3 times a day. ...Read more

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I've hurt both thumb palms they feel bruised but I'm unsure on how they've become bruised. I did drag a suitcase around today whilst travelling.

Palm bruise : You are right. Dragging the suitcase has probably bruised your palm. Any unusual activity the body does will lead to some pain . This is how body brings that to your attention and appropriate steps ...Read more

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Fell on palm from ladder fall.. 10ft up.. the fatty area around palm side of palm is swollen but not bruised. Still hurts been two days.. what do i do?

Fell on palm from ladder fall.. 10ft up.. the fatty area around palm side of palm is swollen but not bruised. Still hurts been two days.. what do i do?

See DR.: Falls from 10 feet on an outstretched arm may often cause fractures, even small ones. With pain and swelling it would benefit you to get the hand looked at and examined and possibly get an x-ray. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I noticed that I have a discoloration (a grey tint) on my left chest that looks like a bruise but no pain. It is the size of my palm. What could it be?

It could be a bruise: If this is new would suspect a bruise. You can put heat on it to help the body heal it. A bruise does notalways hurt. You can discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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How to heal bruising infection palm due to tissue injury?

How to heal bruising infection palm due to tissue injury?

Tissue tells: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. The key is to do things that reduce the parts of inflammation such as ice, compression, elevation and antiinflammatory medications for the first 24hrs. ...Read more

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I have a jammed thumb and a bruised palm, do I need to seek medical attention?

I have a jammed thumb and a bruised palm, do I need to seek medical attention?

Yes: The bruising is from blood that can be the result of a muscle, ligament or bone injury. A thorough medical evaluation (that will likely include x-rays) will determine whether you injured a bone (break/fracture) or soft tissue (ligament sprain or muscle tear) or both. ...Read more

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Child has blue spot on palm. Size of a dime and raised. It is not a bruise. Has had it since 1.5 years old now is almost 3. What is it?

Child has blue spot on palm. Size of a dime and raised. It is not a bruise. Has had it since 1.5 years old now is almost 3. What is it?

Hemangioma?: Hemangiomas are not uncommon in small children. They tend to grow from infancy into toddlerhood then shrink back down, sometimes going away entirely. Sometimes during their growth phase the hemangiomas can become troublesome (limit movement, impair vision if it's near the eye, etc.) and there are medications that can be used to help control the size. ...Read more

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I banged my hand really hard now i have blue lumps that hurt really bad on the palm of my hand. Is it just bruises or is it something worse?

I banged my hand really hard now i have blue lumps that hurt really bad on the palm of my hand. Is it just bruises or is it something worse?

Bruises: Most likely bruises and clotted blood. It may take several days to go away. Watch for any sign of infection such as fever, swelling, redness etc. Depending on the intensity of the injury, it may even cause small fractures in the hand bones. Please have it evaluated by a physician if there is any concern. ...Read more

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I fell & have bruise on my palm & swelling on the side of my hand below pinky. It's getting better. Is it normal to have swelling for 7 days?

I fell & have bruise on my palm & swelling on the side of my hand below pinky. It's getting better. Is it normal to have swelling for 7 days?

Hand swelling: It could be normal from an injury to have persistent swelling but if it continues you should have an X ray to make sure it is not fractured. ...Read more

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I have a bruise about the size of my palm, my skin is completely numb on and around it. It's tender to push on the bruise but why is my skin numb?

I have a bruise about the size of my palm, my skin is completely numb on and around it. It's tender to push on the bruise but why is my skin numb?

See a doctor.: Although the skin may become numb after an injury and may stay numb for upto a day or so, it is still better to get checked.

I hope that it is the injury and nothing else.

Good luck.. ...Read more

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Cat scratch on palm 8 weeks ago. Still bruised, a little pain and occassional tingling. No redness, pus or swelling. Why would it still be bruised?

Cat scratch on palm 8 weeks ago. Still bruised, a little pain and occassional tingling. No redness, pus or swelling. Why would it still be bruised?

Cat scratch concerns: Usually uninfected bruises would heal in a couple of weeks, but some minor infection may be persisting to delay the healing process. It doesnt appear serious since you dont report any redness, pus or swelling. Cat Scratch disease should be considered for potential complication, availability of diagnostic test and treatment. Check with your PMD to see what u may need to rule it out. ...Read more

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I fell last week and landed on the palm of my hand and elbow, they all swelled immediately and bruised badly, the swelling is gone but still bruised?

I fell last week and landed on the palm of my hand and elbow, they all swelled immediately and bruised badly, the swelling is gone but still bruised?

Hematomas: Often, physical trauma is associated with bleeding within the tissue itself rather than releasing blood outsde the skin. The resulting blood accumulation within the soft tissue is what we call "bruise" (blue color of stagnant blood). This may take days or weeks to resolve ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

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