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I have a bruise on my leg for 2 months now and it does not go away. I can barely see it but it hurts a lot as if I hit it now. ?

I have a bruise on my leg for 2 months now and it does not go away. I can barely see it but it hurts a lot as if I hit it now. ?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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I hit my leg 2 weeks ago. Bruise is gone but now I can feel a lump where the bruise was. Should I be worried?

I hit my leg 2 weeks ago. Bruise is gone but now I can feel a lump where the bruise was. Should I be worried?

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't worry, but have your doctor take a look and advise you. ...Read more

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Hurt my leg just below knee hit against metal dumpster now there is a bruise and I feel like the pain is going up leg?

Hurt my leg just  below knee hit against metal dumpster now there is a bruise and I feel like the pain is going up leg?

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 Aleve (naproxen) can also help. The injury should be healed in 10-14 days. If it is not or it is getting worse or loss of function see your family doctor or go to an urgent care clinic. ...Read more

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I had a bruise on my leg typical black and blue.Now it feels like a bump but it doesn't hurt or anything. Should i consult a doctor?

I had a bruise on my leg typical black and blue.Now it feels like a bump but it doesn't hurt or anything. Should i consult a doctor?

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 color, painful, or warm to the touch. ...Read more

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Got hit in leg by dog mouth, have raised bruise with 10 little red dots for a week now?

Got hit in leg by dog mouth, have raised bruise with 10 little red dots for a week now?

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 dog's teeth? I suggest you consult a clinician and get examined. It has been a week since the incident so the likelihood of a serious infection is lower, but the only way to tell what the red dots are is to look at them. Have a doc examine you. ...Read more

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I hit my leg the other day. Now there is a bump and its tender. No bruise tho. Did i damage the thigh muscle?

I hit my leg the other day. Now there is a bump and its tender. No bruise tho. Did i damage the thigh muscle?

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 allowing blood to leak out into tissues where it does not belong. Sometimes your will see a bruise, other times not. Most hematomas can be treated with rest, ice, compression, and elevation (rice). They will gradually resolve over time on their own. ...Read more

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Daughter hit ankle on table leg 5 days ago now it's bruised w/ a knot in the middle of it. The skin in the middle of the bruise at the knot is white?

Daughter hit ankle on table leg 5 days ago now it's bruised w/ a knot in the middle of it. The skin in the middle of the bruise at the knot is white?

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 of, you can try putting warm moist compresses on the area to dissipate the bruise. If there is limited ankle motion or pain, then an evaluation is in order. ...Read more

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Hit my upper leg on edge of table very hard a month ago. Had a huge bruise and pain but it's gone.now I touch & feel a hard lump under skin. Hematoma?

Hit my upper leg on edge of table very hard a month ago. Had a huge bruise and pain but it's gone.now I touch & feel a hard lump under skin. Hematoma?

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 dangerous. Sometimes some scar remains forever but shouldn't be a problem unless you can see it and it bothers you. But, if it starts growing or begins to hurt or the skin discolors, get it checked out. ...Read more

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Hit my shin 7 days ago, it hurt pretty bad, big knot on leg and now i noticed bruising and swelling in my foot,right above ankle.

Hit my shin 7 days ago,  it hurt pretty bad,  big knot on leg  and now i noticed bruising and swelling in my foot,right above ankle.

Common: bruising from shin initially spreads down to foot and ankle due to gravity. Should resolve in time. Try some elevation and ankle exercises. See doctor if gets worse rather than better. ...Read more

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I hit the top of foot by outside ankle 2 days ago. Very little swelling and bruising. Now aches from big toe up to back lower leg. Could I be broken?

I hit the top of foot by outside ankle 2 days ago. Very little swelling and bruising. Now aches from big toe up to back lower leg. Could I be broken?

Soft tissue trauma.: An x-ray can be used to identify most fractures for sure. So, removing all doubt would necessitate having an x-ray. My take is that you have managed to traumatize either a nerve or tendon passing through the area. Unfortunately an x-ray won't show these problems. An evaluation would help in isolating the source of your pain. Thank you for consulting Healthtap. ...Read more

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I was hit with a knee several time by my husband and now I have a huge bump that hurts the bruising and swelling we down?

I was hit with a knee several time by my husband and now I have a huge bump that hurts the bruising and swelling we down?

Domestic violence?ER: After a visit to the ER for evaluation and documentation, using an ice pack on it for 15 minutes with a towel protecting the skin every 20-30 minutes for pain control and swelling may help. 1-800-799-SAFE(7233) National Domestic Violence Hotline. ...Read more

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Hurt knee (fell hard) on Sat couldn't walk on it still pain no bruising. can walk now but streaky black bruising and redness on knee any ideas?

Takes time : You probably sprained your muscle. Typically skin and muscle inflammation takes few days to weeks to completely heal. Take anti inflammatory medicines. Elevate the swollen part over the pillow. Avoid exertion but use the affected part. Eat proteins diet. If no open wound and swelling and pain is better that is good. If pain and swelling become worse, or redness increases or open wound see Dr. ...Read more

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I got hit on the inner thigh and sustained a pretty bad bruise, after about three weeks, the bruise is gone but now I have a sore hard bump there?

I got hit on the inner thigh and sustained a pretty bad bruise, after about three weeks, the bruise is gone but now I have a sore hard bump there?

Hematoma...: What you describe is a 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 allowing blood to leak out into tissues where it does not belong. A large hematoma can sometimes take a couple of months to resorb, and rarely may need surgery to resolve it. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps on my thigh, what could they be? Some turned into black bruises.Started about a week ago on my left thigh, now on my right and shoulder too.

Itchy bumps on my thigh, what could they be? Some turned into black bruises.Started about a week ago on my left thigh, now on my right and shoulder too.

Dermatitis: Sounds like you have a dermatitis (not otherwise specified) and an exam would define it more specifically. Most dermatitis like, itchy skin eruptions can be treated with a topical steroid and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as an antihistamine (which can also help with the itch). If severe, then get derm eval. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Got hit in calf with softball 2 days ago. Swelling almost gone, bruising moved into heel today. Is this normal? Place in foot is slightly puffy now.

Got hit in calf with softball 2 days ago. Swelling almost gone, bruising moved into heel today. Is this normal? Place in foot is slightly puffy now.

Softball bruise: Yes, thats a very normal consequence of what you described. The blood will move along fascial planes quite far sometimes. It will slowly get better. Heat and elevation might help it resolve a bit faster. ...Read more

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I hit my shin very hard on the rim of my tub and now it's bruised. The bruise is very itchy and somewhat swollen. How do I relive this? Is it normal?

I hit my shin very hard on the rim of my tub and now it's bruised. The bruise is very itchy and somewhat swollen. How do I relive this?  Is it normal?

ICE: I would follow the RICE rule. REST, ICE, COMPRESSION AND ELEVATION. I would wrap an ice pack around the area and monitor. Don't have the pack on more than 10 minutes at a time. You may want to place a towel between the pack and the bruise. If it persists, see a dr. ...Read more

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Housemate,55, hit calf with bike pedal 4 days ago. Formed painful,hard lump, little bruising. Now ankle below is purple and puffy. Low income. Advise?

Housemate,55, hit calf with bike pedal 4 days ago. Formed painful,hard lump, little bruising. Now ankle below is purple and puffy. Low income. Advise?

Dependent bruising.: When you injure the leg, the blood from the bruising can travel down the fascial plans and end up forming a bruise lower in the leg. A simple answer to this could be a support stocking or even an ace wrap. If he has pain in the calf or what feels like a hard chord in the calf he should be checked out for the possibility of a blood clot. ...Read more

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During a badminton game i hit my knee against my rib cage. Now my rib still hurts after one week. There is no bruising or breathing difficulty.

During a badminton game i hit my knee against my rib cage. Now my rib still hurts after one week. There is no bruising or breathing difficulty.

Bruised rib: You probably bruised your rib, which can be painful as you move your ribs every time you breath and with certain movements. It should get better in time, and if it does not, see your dr. For an eval, good luck. ...Read more

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