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Behind My Knee Bruising
I have what looks like bruising/discoloration behind my knee, but it's painless. It's a brown color, not purple/blue. What could be the cause?
Ecchymosis: This pigment could be due to breakdown products of red blood cells which stain the skin brownish yellow. Perhaps a tiny capillary or vein ruptured spontaneously and painlessly in the area. This pigment usually fades away gradually over a few weeks. Your physician can advise you further if necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Three weeks ago i pulled my hamstring yesterday i saw a bruise behind my knee its not where the pain of my pulled hamstring used to be is that normal?
I keep getting a huge bruise that is painful behind my knee. I know I have not bumped it but this keeps happening. It seems it is in the veins which m?
Bruising: can be associated with vein disorders and/or vein injuries. Get an exam to be sure and for the correct diagnosis and treatment plan! Best wishes! ...Read more
Bleeding: When you sprain the mcl, you tear the ligament. This caused bleeding in the location of the tear. You probably elevated the knee, so the blood travelled behind your knee and collected where you see bruising. That is completely normal. It may even become sore in the bruised area because of an inflammatory response. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I discovered a very deep and dark purple bruise behind my knee 2 days ago...It is swollen a bit and very sore. I do not remember hitting or banging it?
I am 45 years old with a nickel size bruise behind my knee...it is painful to touch. Area is tender but not red and slightly swollen. 6 flights recent?
Please get examined.: The examination should include a careful physical examination, ultrasound, & lab tests. This should be dealt with with all haste. Please let me know the results of your evaluation. ...Read more
Lower back pain getting worse. Shoots down back of leg. Just noticed black bruising behind my knee, are these related, and should I be worried?
I have had a dry cough for over a month now and metallic taste in my mouth after coughing. & a bruise came up behind my knee overnight. ?
Medical care: I don't know what risk factors you might have for an underlying cause, but,regardless, a cough that lasts a month or more requires evaluation. The metallic taste might be an associated symptom, especially if you have infection in your sinuses or bronchial passages. As to the bruise behind your knee, only further evaluation will reveal what's causing it. ...Read more
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