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 How long does a bruise last?
i got it on late friday.
my friend fell on her face first on her drive way, drunk.
its on her chin.
how long will this last?...

 Cant stop bleeding?
i drop a weight on my toe and now the nail wont stop bleeding it has for like 2 and a half hours how do i stop it? or what should i do, cant go to hosptial no insurance....

 Bruised during blood test?
is this ok for the hospital to do??because it doesnt look very nice really and im sure i heard they could get into trouble for this a i have a huge bruise on my wrist through this
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 Whats wrong with me????
I just woke up from being knocked out for a few hours. I saw a girl and i thought she was a killer, and was trying to kill me. She said that shes not a killer, and that shes my girlfriend, and we are ...

 What would you do, how would you spend your time if you learned that you had only six months to live?

 Omg! i hit my hand on my pillloow really hard!?
i had a red mark on my hand! whats gonna happen? is it broken? help! im scared! plss sooo freaked out!
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nevrmind actually i just hit my glove on the pillow i was ...

 Can you move your pinky finger only?
hold your hand flat with all your fingers straight. now try to bend your pinky with out your ring finger movin. i can not do it and it bothers ...

 Can broken bones heal themselves?
broken leg, broken arm, broken nose etc....

 What is the most painful accident that you have ever had?
Personally, the most painful accident was when I was walking alongside a road on the way home from a carnival. There was a little 'rope' along the side of the road to prevent you from ...

 I ate 30 thumb tacks, and now my stomach really hurts.?
I did it as part of a bet. I was just wondering if there is some kind of way to relieve some of the pain?
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Yeah, I'm starting to cough up allot of blood, but it...

 HELP!! A bully said if I don't break or sprain my wrist he'll hurt me! HELP!!?

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It's at home not school and if I tell someone he said he would kill me!...

 I injured my Knee and it feels like its swollen when i bend it, do i need to go to the doctor?
I think this injury occured when I twisted my knee playing basketball. It doesn't hurt or anything, it feels like it's swollen specially when I bend it. I have been icing it and elevating ...

 My brother cut me on my nose and it looks really bad+ i got school tommrow?
My brother cut me ion the nose thismorning and i already have a scab. :( what do I do to eaither cover it up or get rid of it with out making a scar. I have school tommrow. PLEASE HELP...

 I tried to hang myself a week ago, and now I'm having really bad, burning throat pains, what should i do?
I'm too embarrassed to go to the doctor, especially since I don't want to kill myself anymore.

Will I be okay?

Or have I done some serious damage?
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 How do i pierce my bellybutton myself?
Theres quite a few questions like mine but can someone actually go through every step of how to peirce my own bellybutton. When its infected how long will it take me to notice its infected and how ...

 HELP! What happens if i sniff glitter?
by mistake ... I dont think It was much .... but I gurgled and I can still feel a bit of it ... lol, will I die?
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lol ... me and my friends were making tee-shirts for ...

 My 3 year old hit head on concrete from 2 feet in the air. has big swollen bruise. Go to Hospital or not?
my 3 year old hit head on concrete from 2 feet in the air. has big swollen bruise. Go to Hospital or not?
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 Keep finger from hurting tomorrow morning?
ok i hurt my finger earlier today trying to grab someone. its all swollen now but it really isn't in pain. i KNOW its gonna hurt like hell tomorrow morning tho. is there anything i can do to ...

 How to stop nose bleeding?
i have been having nose bleed very often since 4 years old, and now i m 15.

the nose bleeding happens as often as at least once a month.

I just had one this morning, and ...

 Help I was just in a car accident 30min ago can anyone help me with something?
I was just in a bad car accident, I was in the back seat, didn't have my seat belt on (I know I'm stupid), in a van. The paramedics got me all scared about me possibly having a concussion.....

Why does our funny bone feel so odd when we hit it?
Is it in some way different to other bones, making it feel more exposed somehow? Thanks

Hannah B
the funny thing about a funny bone is that when you hit it... it's not funny. LOL. My judo teacher always says that. LMAO.

more exposed - less fat plus skin there

It's a nerve, not a bone that makes the feeling.

It is not a bone, the funny bone is actually the Ulnar nerve. It is unique because it is the only nerve not protected by extensive layers of tissue. As such, jamming it is unpleasant.

its a nerve, that when we hit makes us feel that the arm has gone funny.

It's because when you hit it you hit your elbow and you also hit some nerves which are on your elbow that's why it feels funny.

i dunno but i hate that

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its not really the bone that feels so funny but the way the nerve responds to being hit...funny isn't it...

Some people think that its because you hit the end of your upper arm bone (humerus - like humourous, as in funny) but in fact the sensation comes from the nerve (ulnar nerve) which passes over the elbow at the top of the ulna bone, where there's not usually much fat to protect it.

The nerve thing has been explained. As for the name; it's a pun. The bone in the upper arm is the humerus, which sounds like 'humourous'.

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Dont hit it then?

thats why its called the funny bone

Because the nerve is very close to the skin surface

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the nerves in the elbow are receptors, which pass a signal to the brain when any elbow is knocked.The funny painful sensation you feel are the brains wave lengths being sent a shock message from the elbow receptors.Hope this helps to explain

Ruxandra V
Does it? I didn't feel it any different. Maybe stupid but I haven't.

Chris T
Why is it called funny, when its painful?
Not my idea of fun!

because its not a bone its a nerve

No, - it ISN'T "DIFFERENT", from other bones, - but there IS a reason, why it feels so ODD, when it gets HIT!

That is because there is a NERVE, which runs very CLOSE to it, - it's THAT, - not the compound upon the BONE, which make you feel "FUNNY", - hence, "FUNNY BONE"!

There is a nerve running close to the skin. If you hit that, you are quite right, its not funny at all as I have found to my cost on a few occasions!!

Funny you should ask that.

peter d
more to the point, whys it called a funny bone. nowt funny about bumping it

no, there's a nerve running right over the outside of the elbow

geoff w
there is nothing funny about it at all it hurts,,,,its because the bone you clout is called "The Humurous"thas why its called your funny bone

peytie jay
i don't think its a bone. it's a nerve, idk. lol, i tried! haha

russell B
It's called your funny bone because bone's name in your upper arm is called your Humerus. There's a link to humour in the name only.
The feeling is caused by impact on the radial nerve which makes it appear it is being stimulated.
Like when you hit your knee just below your knee cap when you have your legs crossed and your leg moves. That is caused by the blow stimulating a nerve in your leg that makes it move.

It!s only funny when it!s somebody Else's that gets whacked.

It's called the funny bone, because the bone connecting your arm to your elbow is called the humorous, and it hurts more because it has a nerve nearer the skin and it's this that gets bumped.

It's a nerve (the ulnar nerve), and its one of the only major exposed nerves. When you hit it, it basically gets confused.

Dr Frank
It is called the funny bone because its anatomical name 'the humerous' sounds like humorous. The ulnar nerve runs over the elbow over bone with no muscle overlying it. It is thus relatively unprotected and when knocked produces a non-specific and somewhat nauseating pain response.

The Tank
Because it has no concept of the "humorous".
Actually, it's because the flesh around your elbow is very thin so there is almost nothing beween your humerus and the skin. Nature has inexplicably decided to run some nerves through this almost unpadded area so any impact will resonate through more than one nerve, thus giving you not only pain but rather different pain from most other impact pains.

It's one of many poorly laid out regions of our bodies that we just have to live with. (stuff that in your pipes and smoke it you dumb "intelligent design" morons)

Not only is it not funny, it's not even a bone. Along the upper arm bone, there is a nerve that runs underneath the arm. When it reaches the elbow, the nerve is very close to the skin. When you bump your elbow, you hit the nerve, and that is why it hurts. The upper arm, where the nerve is, has a big bone called the humerus bone. The name of the bone is Psalms the same as the word humorous, which means funny. People used to believe that it was the "humorous" bone that hurt when it was hit, so it got the nickname the funny bone.

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