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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Forearm Bruise

Updated on Aug. 29, 2018

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced forearm bruise. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Bruised Forearm

    A bruise is the damage of the blood vessels that return blood to the heart (the capillaries and veins), which causes pooling of the blood. This explains the blue/purple color of most bruises. Bruises of the forearm are common, often due to minor injuries.

    Bruises begin to heal within one week.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    constant forearm pain, pain in one forearm, forearm pain from an injury, forearm bruise, swelling of one forearm
    Symptoms that always occur with bruised forearm:
    forearm pain from an injury, constant forearm pain
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  2. 2.Buckle Fracture of Distal Radius

    A buckle fracture of the wrist, also known as a torus fracture, is a condition that are most common in children aged 5-10 years due to the elasticity of their bones. This fracture occurs when force is applied to the radius (one of the two bones of the forearm), causing the bone to split along the growth plate.

    3 weeks in a cast, no need for follow up.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    constant forearm pain, forearm pain from an injury, pain in one forearm, swollen forearm, wrist injury
    Symptoms that always occur with buckle fracture of distal radius:
    forearm pain from an injury, constant forearm pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  3. 3.Contusion of the Wrist

    A bruise is the damage of the blood vessels that return blood to the heart (the capillaries and veins), which causes pooling of the blood. This explains the blue/purple color of most bruises. Bruises of the wrist are common, often due to minor injuries.

    Bruises tend to begin healing within one week.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    wrist injury, pain in one wrist, wrist pain from an injury, swelling of one wrist, wrist bruise
    Symptoms that always occur with contusion of the wrist:
    wrist injury
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  4. 4.Elbow Dislocation (Radial Head Subluxation)

    Radial head subluxation is a partial dislocation of a bone in the elbow called the radius. Dislocation means the bone slips out of its normal position.

    Days with treatment

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    pain in one elbow, swollen elbow, difficulty moving the elbow, holding arm close to body because of pain, elbow pain from an injury
    Symptoms that always occur with elbow dislocation (radial head subluxation):
    pain in one elbow
    Symptoms that never occur with elbow dislocation (radial head subluxation):
    elbow locking
    Urgency:
    In-person visit

Forearm Bruise Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced forearm bruise have also experienced:

    • 12% Forearm Pain
    • 10% Swollen Forearm
    • 6% Pain in One Arm
  • People who have experienced forearm bruise had symptoms persist for:

    • 43% Less Than a Week
    • 23% Less Than a Day
    • 14% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced forearm bruise were most often matched with:

    • 66% Buckle Fracture of Distal Radius
    • 16% Bruised Forearm
    • 16% Contusion of the Wrist
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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