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Dr. Rick, MD
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Experience:  20+ years as a doctor. Internal Medicine Internship in NYC
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Good morning & thank you for your time. I am sorry to bother you with such a trivial question - but it is bothering me. Last weekend, I did some planting after I went to Home Depot to purchase soil, and a few other supplies. The soil bag was rather heavy. The next morning I had a black & blue mark at the top of my arm. Two days later, another appeared. Could carrying those bags have caused this or do I have cause to worry about a larger problem? Thank you

RickMD :

Hi. My name isXXXXX completed an Internal medicine internship in NYC and have two decades of clinical experience. How can I assist you today?

RickMD :

Do you have any medical problems or take any medication?

Customer:

I have allergies (I take zyrtec and singulair) - and I was pre-diabetic - but my sugar has been under control for years. Other than that - I am ok

RickMD :

If you have no other symptoms, and have not experienced easy bruising on other parts of your body then, at this point, I really wouldn't worry about it.

RickMD :

It is probably just from carrying the heavy bags.

RickMD :

Next time you see your MD just mention it to he.

RickMD :

her.

RickMD :

Does this make sense to you?

Customer:

Yes - thank you - should I phohotograph it to show the dr ?

RickMD :

That wouldn't hurt if it is not too much trouble.

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