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

Unexplained bruising on the upper arm. No injury. Have slight numbness in the arms. Causes?

Hi, for several months I have had unexplained bruising on my upper inner arms from just under the armpit and down the bicep. The bruises are the size of finger tips . There is no obvious blunt force trauma, and there is no pain, though there is a slight feeling of numbness in the arms. I m not on any medication . What could be the cause?
Asked On : Wed, 22 Aug 2012
Answers:  2 Views:  3389
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi Ckides,
Welcome back to Heathcare Magic Physician's Desk!

The easy bruisability is suggestive of a disorder of coagulation profile.
Please get your CBC and peripheral blood smear detail reported.
Platelet counts may be low due to ITP, Hematological malignancy etc.
You should get a quick referral because such bleeding can take place in brain or abdomen as well leading to serious consequences.

Wish you a great health!
Answered: Wed, 22 Aug 2012
I find this answer helpful
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello and Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for writing to us.
Unexplained appearance of bruises without any history of injury can happen due to platelet dysfunction or recent viral illness, drug intake or a bleeding disorder. Detailed examination and blood investigations are entailed to detect the cause. So I suggest you to consult your doctor soon for thorough evaluation.
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Answered: Fri, 12 Apr 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© 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