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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Upper Arm Bruise

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

  1. 1.Bruised Tricep

    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 tricep are common, often due to minor injury.

    Bruises tend to begin healing within one week.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    constant upper arm pain, tricep injury, pain in one tricep, swelling of one arm, upper arm bruise
    Symptoms that always occur with bruised tricep:
    tricep injury, constant upper arm pain
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  2. 2.Bicep Bruise

    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 bicep are common due to minor injuries.

    Bruises tend to begin healing within one week.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    constant upper arm pain, recent bicep injury, pain in one bicep, swelling of one arm, upper arm bruise
    Symptoms that always occur with bicep bruise:
    recent bicep injury, constant upper arm pain
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Upper Arm Bruise

  • Q.Where on your upper arm is the pain?
  • Q.Do you have a rash?
  • Q.Did you recently experience an injury to the upper arm area?

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Upper Arm Bruise Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced upper arm bruise have also experienced:

    • 9% Pain in the Upper Arm
    • 3% Pain in One Shoulder
    • 3% Swollen Upper Arm
  • People who have experienced upper arm bruise had symptoms persist for:

    • 47% Less Than a Week
    • 18% Less Than a Day
    • 13% One to Two Weeks
  • People who have experienced upper arm bruise were most often matched with:

    • 50% Bruised Tricep
    • 50% Bicep Bruise
  • 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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