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What Causes Forearm Atrophy
Atrophy of bicep. Pain along side of forearm. Fasciculation of ring finger. Mri reveals only reverse lordosis. I assume cause is trapped nerve? Where?
Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more
Left forearm twitch last 3 weeks. No pain, no weakness, no atrophy. Some days worse than others. Nerves?
Server pain in rght armpit and elbow w/tingling down to distal forearm;atrophy in armpit, elbow, and thenar mscle of hand.
No.: No, the muscles will return to normal size as you begin to use your arm and hand again. ...Read more
Several: It may not be specific to the insect. The body often responds to a variety of insect bites by trying to build a wall of fluid around any injected material. Capillaries under the skin turn into soaker hoses and release serum & chemicals that cause swelling. A warm thichened area builds similar to what happends when u sprain an ankle.The swelling goes down as the lymph glands sort out & detoxify it. ...Read more
Yes.: Many drugs can result in renal failure which will eventually lead to atrophy of the kidneys. It's rare today though since we are well aware of these drugs and your doctor should monitor renal function if you're taking them. ...Read more
Number of things: Description of sharp makes it likely it is something localized to the forearm and not being 'referred' from another area, like the heart. (see, prior answers related to referred pain). Presuming there's no trauma, insect bite to area, most likely a tendinitis (tendon connects muscle to joint)--rest the muscles, ice, anti inflammatory. Less likely is a clot in the vein. Persistent pain-again, c doc. ...Read more
Easy bruising: As you age skin is thinner ( less fat) so less protective effect on capillaries when there is even minor trauma . Alos medications like ASA, coumadin, blood thinners, fish oil, Vit E, ginko, ginger , steroids,estrogens make it easier to bleed or compromise the integrity of the skin .Conditions like liver disease, low platelets, vasculitis , B12, Vit K ,zinc deficiency affect bleeding. ...Read more
I have a growth on my forearm the size of a BB. It has been growing a changing color slightly. And it causes pain when it gets scratched. Dangerous?
Probably no: However, if you have a mass that is growing and changing color, it needs to be evaluated. See your primary care physician. They will probably be able to give you a diagnosis just by looking, but they may simply remove it and send it to be tested. Obviously you are worried that it might be melanoma. very unlikely with how you described it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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