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This appeared on my arm. It could be from carrying heavy

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This appeared on my arm. It could be from carrying heavy groceries but I also have a bruise on my shin and I don't know if I ran into something. It's yellow bruise. Worried very much about leukemia. I had blood work in June. All fine. I'm 30.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It pretty much blanches under a glass being pressed down, but one spot is still visable just not as dark it is when not being pressed
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
This one too
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.

Do you have any other symptoms such as fever, fatigue, weight loss, easy infection, swollen lymph nodes, recurrent nosebleeds, night sweat, bone pain or tenderness? Any medical problem? Any surgeries? Any medications including over-the-counter pills and herbs? Any family medical history?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have no other symptoms mentioned above. Not sick very often.
No medical problems
No surgeries
No over the counter medicine
Herbs: St. Johns Wort, Evening Primrose Oil, Tumeric.
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.

You don't need to worry about leukemia.Reassured.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is this Petechia?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Would petechia fade???
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
This is my leg. I have a bruise from running into a cabinet but then there are the little green blue lines all around only leg. Are these veins or are bruises long lines also? Are bruises round or are they lines like a vein?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.

They are not petchiae. On the leg, they seem to be bruises.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Could they be veins?
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.

They doesn't seem to be veins. If they are veins, they come out when you tie the upper arm with an elastic band.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok and would bruising be the Only symptom if caused by a blood cancer ?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
They are on my shin
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.

Brushing can be caused by normal situation. It can be caused by other disorders such as low platelet, weak blood vessels, low blood clot factors. But your bruise is not so significantly abnormal. You don't need to worry.