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Dr. Chip, Doctor (MD)
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My right arm is sore underneath. It feels like I must have

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Hey, My right arm is sore underneath. It feels like I must have bruised it. But, now I'm wondering if I popped a blood vessel or if I could even have a clot. It's sore to the touch, no visible bruising or swelling. I'm 49.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

Hi Where exactly is the sore spot?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
about 2 inches away from the armpit.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

OK Most likely this is an infected cyst or folliculitis--an infected hair follicle. Not a clot--they don't present that way The best thing to do for it is see a doctor for a course of antibiotics that will resolve it. It's also possible that it's a pulled muscle but that would only happen if some trauma were involved

Let me know if you need more information please

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I'm out of town and now the pain is down past my elbow and half way down my arm. I may be swelling now too. I think I'll find a local 24 hrs place.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

That would be a good idea but let me know how it goes and please remember to rate my service to you