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West Palm Beach, FL
A 30-year-old female asked:

Dark purple spot on front of knee with tiny hard bump under it. did not hit it and it isn't a bite. is it a sign of a dvt?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Unlikely: The deep veins do not run in the area you describe. Purple is frequently a bruise-? Any other illnesses or bruising tendency? Commonly we forget a minor trauma?
Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 48 years experience
Purple spot on knee.: What you describe may be trapped blood or an area of superficial phlebitis. It is hard to say what it is without a picture. This is not a sign of DVT. You should see a dermatologist or a vein specialist for an evaluation.
Last updated Mar 6, 2018


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