A member asked:

What do you suggest if i have a small bruise that have some red in it and its hard. its on the middle of the back of my leg. is this deep vein thrombosis?

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. John Landi answered

Specializes in Phlebology

Seems superficial.: DVT is not characterized by something that you can feel in the skin. What you describe could be one of several things including a clot in a superficial vein (superficial phlebitis), a hematoma or a cyst on the leg. Try heat and Ibuprofen for one week. If no better then you should see a vein specialist for an evaluation.

Answered 6/25/2014



Related Questions

A member asked:

How long does pain in one leg associated with deep vein thrombosis last?

12 doctors weighed in across 4 answers

A member asked:

Can sleeping with your legs crossed cause deep vein thrombosis?

3 doctors weighed in across 3 answers