Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
182 Doctors are Online

Have swollen, purple and painful bicep. What is the disease?

DOCTOR OF THE MONTH - Feb 2014
Feb 2014
User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement
Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 5930 Questions
Question
My bf has been complaining of pain in his bicep x2wks now. Today he said he felt a pop and then he said his arm felt as if it were wet but it wasn't. His bicep to mid forearm is now swelling. And from elbow to mid forearm, it's now turning purple and warm to touch. What could this be?
Posted Thu, 24 Jan 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
 
 
Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 30 minutes later
Hello XXXXXXX,
Thanks for writing to us.

From description , it seems your bf might suffering from biceps tendinopathy and now biceps tendon might got ruptured as he felt a pop.

An ultrasound can help to confirm the diagnosis of biceps tendon injury. I would suggest getting this evaluated by an orthopedician for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. He may get the ultrasound/MRI of the area affected under his/her guidance.

I hope this answers your query. I will be available for further guidance if you needed.

Wishing you good health...
Regards.
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Orthopaedic Surgeon

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor