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Do I need to be worried about this small bruise being caused

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Do I need to be worried about this small bruise being caused by a blood clot? I have health anxiety so I get worked up about anything and everything. I'm not having any trouble bending my arm and there's no lump, just this small bruise on my arm. Photos will be attached. Thank you.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Here are the photos. Ignore the things at the top part of my hand those are burns from a curling iron.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I do have a history of blood clot in my lung and it's believed to have come from my leg no I have never had one in my arm.
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 11 months ago.

Hi,

Its really nothing to worry about. Bruises over blood clots diminish over 2 weeks. You should not let your health anxiety get the best of you over this. Your function is not disturbed and you have no pain, so rest assured.

I would suggest that you keep this covered as much as you can so that your attention is not diverted towards it. Wearing a full sleeve shirt / upper or covering this with an arm band will help.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I'm a little confused by the answer, if there is a blood clot in my arm don't I need to be seen in the ER? It's turned more red colored in the past hour (see photo) so I'm still concerned. Thank you.
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 11 months ago.

No, blood clots do not travel to the arm. This does not look like a blood clot you are talking about. And does not raise any concern of going to the ER.

The blood clots that are caused by DVT (in the thighs and legs), can not make their way to the arms.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
you're saying this does not look like an arm clot? I know they can start in the arm, that's what I'm concerned about.
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 11 months ago.

This is not a clot.

Clots that occur in the arm spontaneously tend to be very painful and the arm swells up.

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Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 10 months ago.

Let me know if you have further questions.

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