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Black and blue bruise on leg

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Pulled muscle: Sounds like you strained either your calf or distal hamstring muscle/ tendon.See your pcp for evaluation. If he/ she thinks it's necessary u could be ... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
See doctor: Although bruises may occur with aging skin (from cumulative sun exposure, smoking etc), she needs to see her doctor to get tested. For example, she ma... Read More
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Yes, this calls for: a trip to your local MD. Bruising as you described is a sx of possible major health conditions that can only be assessed in the doctor's office. T... Read More
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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
Plantares : Plantares tendon rupture. Back off training, heat and nsaidsand slow return as tol to full activity. To be sure see an ortho.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 17 years experience
If size & symptoms: It is possible that you developed some scar tissue in the area, I would advise you see your primary care physician if it increases in size, changes co... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Bleeding: Bruising indicates bleeding into the soft tissues. Can be from injury, can be from coagulopathy; multiple potential causes. Sometimes what appears t... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Blood vessel broke: While it certainly sounds as if there was a blood vessel that broke causing pain- the area being black and blue suggests that the event did not happe... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Get x-ray: you should get that x-ray'ed. An untreated fracture of either the pelvis or femoral head can heal improperly if not set and lead to chronic pain for ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 24 years experience
Not so: Could be from post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, but hard to tell without seeing you.

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