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Is it possible to get a bruise from wrapping dog leash on arm?

Is it possible to get a bruise from wrapping dog leash on arm?

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

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How to get rid of bruise on arm in a couple days?

How to get rid of bruise on arm in a couple days?

Takes about 2 weeks: Unfortunately, it takes about 2-4 weeks to disappear depending on the size. You can cover it with makeup to make it less noticeable while it heals. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a bruise from sleeping on my arm?

Is it possible to get a bruise from sleeping on my arm?

Sleep: 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

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I bruise very easily the slightest bump on the arm and I get a bruise. Is there a reason for this?

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

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Could you get a bruise from sleeping on your arm at night and is it normal if the area is swollen a little?

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

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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?

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

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I always get arm pain after IV or blood test sometimes bruise regardless of where the needle was. Should I be concerned?

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

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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?

Not likely: 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.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Why do I bruise easily and get blood blisters when I scratch my arm?

Why do I bruise easily and get blood blisters when I scratch my arm?

Uncertain: Do you have any bleeding disorders, take aspirin or anticoagulant medications? Your physician can check to see if you have problem with bleeding/ clotting. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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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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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

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: Hi Rachel229
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

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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?

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

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How to tell if I have a fractured arm or a bone contusion?

How to tell if I have a fractured arm or a bone contusion?

Level of pain: A stable, nondisplaced arm fracture may present similar to a severe contusion. Typically, a fracture will hurt for a longer period of time. Also, a fracture usually can be diagnosed with radiographs. ...Read more

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What could cause symmetric bruises on my arms?

What could cause symmetric bruises on my arms?

How old are you: Our skin thins as we get older so we can bruise easier. We can also bruise easier when taking Aspirin or meds like motrin. ...Read more

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Are bruises on the arms leukemia?

Are bruises on the arms leukemia?

Usually not: 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

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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