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Upper Arm Bruise Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions

Understand upper arm bruise symptoms, including 2 causes & common questions.

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Contents

  1. 2 Possible Upper Arm Bruise Causes
  2. Questions Your Doctor May Ask
  3. Statistics

2 Possible Upper Arm Bruise Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced upper arm bruise. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

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.

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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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.

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

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

  • Where on your upper arm is the pain?
  • Do you have a rash?
  • 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 were most often matched with:

  • 50% Bruised Tricep
  • 50% Bicep Bruise

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

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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