Why is my arm turning black and blue?

Why is my arm turning black and blue?

Why is my arm turning black and blue?

As you heal, an iron-rich substance in your blood — called hemoglobin — breaks down into other compounds. This process makes your bruise change colors: It’s usually red right after the injury. Within a day or two, it turns purplish or black and blue.

What is hematoma?

A hematoma is a bad bruise. It happens when an injury causes blood to collect and pool under the skin. The pooling blood gives the skin a spongy, rubbery, lumpy feel. A hematoma usually is not a cause for concern. It is not the same thing as a blood clot in a vein, and it does not cause blood clots.

What are the symptoms of olecranon bursitis?

What are the symptoms of olecranon bursitis?

  • Pain, especially with movement of the elbow or pressure on the elbow.
  • Swelling. One lump may be felt in the back of the affected elbow.
  • Redness, red streaking, warmth, fever, and swollen lymph nodes in the armpit caused by infection.

    How do you treat black and blue injuries?

    How do you treat a bruise?

    1. Immediately following an injury, place a cold pack wrapped in a towel over the injured area for no longer than 15 to 20 minutes.
    2. After two days, apply a heating pad or warm compress to the area.
    3. Use over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen.

    Do I need to see a doctor for hematoma?

    If the hematoma symptoms are severe or if it continues to expand over the course of a few days, you should visit your doctor right away. Emergency medicine, urgent care, primary care physicians frequently care for patients with hematomas. A primary care doctor can diagnose a soft tissue hematoma in a physical exam.

    How long does olecranon bursitis take to heal?

    The time it takes to heal the condition varies, but results can be achieved in 2 to 8 weeks or less, when a proper swelling management, stretching, and strengthening program is implemented.

    What are the dangers of a hematoma?

    A hematoma is similar to a bruise or blood clot but, if left untreated, it can damage the tissue and lead to infection. An injury to the nose can rupture blood vessels in and around the septum where there is both bone and cartilage.