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When I Bang My Arm I Get Contusions
Yes: If the dog is pulling there will be tension on the leash or if it is wrapped too tightly against the arm. Take care. ...Read more
Usually sleeping on your arm may cause muscle cramp or some redness but unless if you have a bleeding disorder or such it should not cause a bruise per se.
If you are getting bruises you should get a blood work, physical exam and sleep study. ...Read more
I bruise very easily the slightest bump on the arm and I get a bruise. Is there a reason for this?
Could be normal: Some people just bruise more easily than others. If this is how you normally react to minor bumps it could be normal. However if this is something new, you should have it checked out. ...Read more
I have little bruise like spots on a cluster on my right arm on the inside of my arm and want to know if I should get checked out.
Worry: It will continue to worry you. Get it checked. ...Read more
For the past week or two I've been having bruises appear on my arm, they kind of look like fingerprints but I never hurt my arm in any way to get them?
Bruises: Unexplained bruises should be seen. Your doctor will likely want to check some blood work. All the best. ...Read more
Could you get a bruise from sleeping on your arm at night and is it normal if the area is swollen a little?
No: It is unusual to have a bruise by simply sleeping on your arm. You need to get it checked out. ...Read more
Been already 2 weeks since I went to get my blood drawn, and I have this bruise that is just somewhat getting bigger up along my arm. What should I do?
Get evaluated.: If the bruise in this area of the blood draw is still expanding after two weeks, then you really need an evaluation and maybe an arterial Doppler to see if there’s any continuing leak of blood from the site. ...Read more
I always get arm pain after IV or blood test sometimes bruise regardless of where the needle was. Should I be concerned?
It depends: Whether you should be concerned depends on how big the bruise is and whether you have any problems with your blood clotting factors. If you are worried you could get your blood checked to make sure you don't have a problem that would you have a tendency towards bleeding easily. ...Read more
I have 3 fingernail size bruises on my upper inner left arm what causes this sometimes I get it on my right arm inner as well. What is causing this?
Bruise: These are usually caused by your skin he nipped when lying on that site it is of no consequence ...Read more
Every few weeks I get bruises in same spots and on the same arm, they go away then come back a like 2 weeks later. I am a little anemic, is that why?
Could it be that you are hurting the same part of the body repeatedly and the bruises are from such trauma. Your anemia is likely to be due to iron deficiency and you should take oral iron supplement and multivitamins.
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Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
I have a bruise and a lump on my arm and I get pins and needles a lot and I have pain running through my arm after I fell onto the corner of a wall?
Hematoma is suspecte: I suspect this is a hematoma. This is bleeding into an rea of injury, the blood then clots and hardens. The injury could have injured adjacent nerves. In the first 36 hours of injury one uses ice and after 36 hours heat to help the heamtoma resolve. To clarify this it would helpful to see your physician. ...Read more
I have a huge bruise on the inside of my arm. My wrist is very sore to the touch and has swelling. Should I get an xray or just wrap it?
Depends: Did you fall or have other significant trauma. If so, x-ray probably prudent to exclude a fracture. Even if you don't remember, it sounds like you have pretty significant symptoms. At the least, I would see your doctor and let him evaluate it. ...Read more
The bruise is on the upper arm and no where near the puncture from where the blood was drawn and it is tender in that area. But while my blood was being drawn the physician did tell me I was going to get a bruise because he made many adjustments during th
Its just: A hematoma...small collection of blood under your skin. Apply heat and NOT TO WORRY! Your body will re-absorb it!!!!! ...Read more
I get redish/purple bruises on my hands and arms from any slight pressure on the skin. Would this condition be improved by going back on htr?
Actinic purpura: Frequent bruising on hands/arms is called actinic purpura, and it's caused by gradual sun damage to the skin of those areas over the years. There is no reliable treatment, and hormone replacement therapy will have no effect. Your doctor may want to rule out a clotting problem, but that would be very unusual. ...Read more
I get random bruises on left arm and leg wake up in am and they are there. I have fibromyalgia / chronic fatigue. Is it related?
See below: Easy bruisability can be caused by a number of factors including vascular abnormalities, hematologic abnormalities and other systemic/ clotting problems. Certain medications can cause this as well. You should have your physician investigate the etiology of your easy bruisability. I do not know of a specific association with fibromyalgia, but that does not mean that one may exist. ...Read more
Neurologist could not get reflex on forearms, kept hitting and I ended up with huge black bruises on both arms, one the size of a silver dollar. Should I worry about bruises or reflex. I'm 72.
Senile purpura: Means only that skin is thin with age. Nothing to do. Will resolve over 2-4 weeks. This will not be the last episode. There is nothing you can do about it. ...Read more
I get painful headaches daily and I recently been waking up with random bruises on my legs/arms. Sometimes get a sharp pain in the back of my head?
Please see a doctor.: You need to be evaluated, including an exam to look at your bruises, and undergo lab tests. ...Read more
Can you get a blood clot in your arm from a bruise caused by being stepped on in the area between the shoulder, breast and collar bone?
Hello! I've been worried for a couple months now, because I get about 2 to 4 bruises per week on my legs, their color is greenish and some are purple (they are not big), I've also been having night sweats, little red spots on my arms, hands and feet (agai
See a doctor: Easy bruising and night sweats could be an indication of some kind of blood disease, see a doctor for a peace of mind ...Read more
Why when I get out of the shower my going to have to bruises underneath my left and right armpit? I have some on my back near my shoulders? I tried to get it off with warm water because it didn't look like the normal bruise but it kept reappearing
Skin color changes:
Skin discoloration can happen after superficial bleeding caused by trauma, but it can also result from allergic responses (most common under your eyes) or from some forms of skin cancer (check with a practitioner if it persists) or some infections. So...maybe not a bruise, and I would suggest seeing your own practitioner. ...Read more
Bruise on forearm from labs 2 weeks ago this Tues. Its healing but its starting to get sore. Like a cut under the bruise. Should I worry?
Probably not serious: Unless there is associated redness or hardness with tenderness of the vein itself, it doesn't sound like a serious problem. Warm applications may relieve any residual irritation. See your Physician as needed. ...Read more
Bruising has a reputation for being linked to leukemia, and while some patients with leukemia can have bruising, most patients with bruising do not have leukemia.
A simple blood test can clear up whether bruising is due to low platelets, and a visit to the doctor can usually clear up any confusion quickly. ...Read more
Rhuematologist: You may have an autoimmune/Rheumatoid dz. I would highly recommend you get a through evaluation. ...Read more
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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