Sep 16, 2017 07:32PM runor wrote:
I had something similar. Only I had sudden and severe pain.
I am very careful with the left arm because I don't want to bash it or injure it and end up with massive swelling as a result, don't want to anger those lymphs! Out of the blue one night I got a pain in my wrist. A deep, intense, extreme ache. It hurt! I rubbed it and tried to think what I had done. It almost felt like an extreme case of tennis elbow (although not on my elbow) or a sprained wrist.
Woke in morning with a bruise, red and purple and angry looking, from where my hand joins my wrist extending about 5 inches toward the inside of the elbow. The red/purple colour obliterated all the veins on the inside of my wrist. By next day the bruise had pushed through to the other side of my wrist too. So from inside the wrist to the backside, purple red colour. And hurt! Oh my lord. It kept me awake a few nights, didn't matter where that arm was, it was hurting.
I had all sorts of whacky thoughts. First was, gee, I'm on tamoxifen, is this a blood clot? I have no clue what a blood clot looks like or feels like! I wondered if this was lymphedema, maybe my tissue was not happy with an infiltration of foreign fluid? It took almost 8 days for the discoloration to fade and even now there is some tenderness.
So weird random bruises? Used to be I never worried about this stuff. Now I do. Hope you get some answers.