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My mom fell on her butt about a month ago and today bruising has appeared on her inner thigh

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Get blood testing: to look for platelet dysfunction and coagulation studies ( PT/aPTT ) to check for coagulation issues.

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Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: it probably is a hematoma! (Tissue Blood clot) but NOT harmful!! Your Mom should have her blood checked to be sure there is no "bleeding problem"... ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
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A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Call cardiologist: As you know, effient increases the risk of bleeding, expecially in older patients. There are two issues here: first, she needs treatment for pain, f ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Leg bruise: Sorry to hear about your Mom's problem. Your question is?
A 84-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Fietsam
34 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Leg elevation, stock: Stockings. Sounds like excess swelling secondary to DVTs. Which caused pressure in legs, and skin changes. Recommend leg elevation and compression ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
28 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: I would recommend discussing your symptoms with your Dr and have him look at the bruising. Depending on the medications you were prescribed after the ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
50 years experience Cardiology
Merits an evaluation: If there is only mild pain at the site of the hematoma, one could try warm compresses. However, if the pain radiates down the leg, or if the size of ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience Family Medicine
Ask mom: Depends what it is. If mom has same thing ask her. Wear clothes that are loose in the thigh, that might help.

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