Today I discovered a bruised lump on my outer bicep area that I don't know where it came from because until I discovered it by running my hand down my arm as it hasn't hurt. Now the bruise and lump (which feels hard and can't really be moved) is getting bigger and due to me being on a 9-10 hour flight yesterday Mum and DH are worried about it being a clot. I wonder if I could have just torn something lifting and lugging large heavy suitcases and a heavy toddler, but I would think I would have felt a tear when it happened because when I tore my calf muscles I felt them tear and heard the pop. So if anyone has any ideas please share I can't get into the Dr until Friday but am concerned that if it's something serious should I try get into another dr or go to the e.r. I will post a pic so you get a idea on what I am talking about, please excuse the blue sharpie marks that is just helping me to see if it gets bigger overnight.
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27-07-2016 19:18 #1
Advice needed please don't leave me to Dr Google
27-07-2016 19:25 #2
It looks as though you have knocked it and caused a bruise but because you have been on a long flight I would be going to the er to rule out a blood clot. I don't want to scare you but if it is a blood clot it can go from bad to worse very quickly. My DH had a blood clot in his calf (from surgery) which the doctor didn't pick up and 2 days later he was rush to hospital with cluster of clots in his lungs. Better to get these things checked out.
27-07-2016 21:07 #3
27-07-2016 22:01 #4Senior Member
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Absolutely get it checked out but DVTs are deeper, tender, not on the surface and more likely present with redness( not bruising) in the legs. I'd guess you may have knocked it. HOWEVER always best to get checked so I'm glad you're getting in to the Dr ASAP!
28-07-2016 05:01 #5
The lump has grown bigger and the bruising has spread, no sleep was had due to the pain radiating up and down my arm which isn't a good thing considering I am already suffering the effects of jet lag so if I can't get into my Dr today I will try another surgery
28-07-2016 07:25 #6
Yep. To the Dr with you. Good luck!
28-07-2016 11:37 #7
28-07-2016 12:21 #8Senior Member
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Hope it's nothing serious.
28-07-2016 14:43 #9
Fingers crossed op, let us know how you go xx
28-07-2016 15:22 #10
I have torn my bicep hopefully I will be ok in a few weeks if it doesn't heal more scans will be needed but I was sent for urgent scans today to make sure there was no clotting though
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