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A 28-year-old female asked:

I have a bruise like spot on my calf that i saw a week ago. it's purple with white spots, it doesn't hurt, it isn't raised. is it just a bruise?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Ecchymosis: A capillary or tiny vein probably spontaneously burst leaking a small amount of blood under the skin. As this blood collection slowly breaks down, it leaves these various colors which take days to clear. This is a painless,no serious process. However if multiple episodes occur in scattered locations blood counts and coagulation tests are recommended. Aspirin increases the fragility of blood vessel

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Last updated Aug 4, 2018

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