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Hit my leg and now have black bruising

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Leg pain: It sounds like you need to visit your physician in person. You need a full physical exam to determine what is going on. Good luck.

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Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not worried, but: it could be a hematoma or a subcutaneous nodule previously there and coincidentally traumatized causing you to now focus on the area. To be safe don' ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Coutts ii
25 years experience Family Medicine
Acute trauma: This is not to be unexpected with the nature and location of your acute injury. Continue to ice it for twenty minutes 3-4 x / d. Using ibuprofen or Al ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Pain? : Probably local contusion. If there is significant pain, generalized swelling, pain walking, consider getting a check for deep vein thrombosis.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
16 years experience General Practice
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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jayshree Chander
30 years experience Holistic Medicine
Dog bite: Although it sounds like the dog didn't intentionally bite you, did the dog's teeth puncture the skin? Are the little red dots in the pattern of the do ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Hematoma: A hematoma is a collection of blood, usually clotted, outside of a blood vessel that may occur because of an injury to the wall of a blood vessel allo ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
A Bruise likely.: Not knowing where on the ankle she was injured makes it difficult to assess potential problems. As long as it is bruised and there is no pain to speak ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
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WeAllTakeOurLumps: Yes, it could be what remains of a hematoma under the skin. That lump could be there for a few months but the body absorbs most or all of it. Nothing ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Not uncmmon: When destroying the wart, often surrounding healthy tissue is injured. It will heal, although you may have some persistent skin changes for a while. ... Read More
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