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Has general malaise and fatigue, painful lump on neck, bruises resembling phlebitis. Ideas?

A friend of mine was swimmimg in a pool, later found out the pools filter was broken. He doesnt feel good, general malaise and fatigue . Has a painful lump to the back of his neck on the left side and a straight line bruise running from his left shoulder to his elbow on the anterior portion of his upper arm. Says pain is 8 out of 10 on a pain scale . The bruising resemble phlebitis . Saw many doctors but they cant figure out what this could be. Any ideas?
Asked On : Mon, 17 Dec 2012
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The bruise on the arm without any history of injury to the area could be due to an inflammation of the vein in the area. Color doppler study of the limb flow and MRI scan will help in the proper diagnosis. Treatment will then depend on the cause.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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