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Does a blood clot in leg feel like bruise?

Does a blood clot in leg feel like bruise?

Maybe: At times it can, but it may have no symptoms. Check with your doctor is you are prone to these in your past of family. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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Brother kicked me in leg really hard big bruise can this cause blood clot?

Brother kicked me in leg really hard big bruise can this cause blood clot?

Can you walk?: If you have no underlying illness and can walk about, you are not likely to get a blood clot.
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Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I think I have a bruise on my leg. How do I tell the difference between a blood clot and a bruise?

I think I have a bruise on my leg. How do I tell the difference between a blood clot and a bruise?

Clots are deeper: A bruise you can see on the skin. A clot, especially a significant one is in the deep veins and is not visible. ...Read more

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I have a bruise on my leg that just showed up without injury. Is that normal? I'm on a medication that can cause blood clots. Should I be concerned?

I have a bruise on my leg that just showed up without injury. Is that normal? I'm on a medication that can cause blood clots. Should I be concerned?

Bruise: spontaneous bruising is very common and is not usually related to blood clots. It should disappear but if you get more you should let your doctor have a look at them ...Read more

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A chair feel on my lower leg 2 wks ago. I now have a not feeling there & it still feels bruised, but only when I touch it. Could this be a blood clot?

A chair feel on my lower leg 2 wks ago. I now have a not feeling there & it still feels bruised, but only when I touch it. Could this be a blood clot?

No: It's just bruised. There may be a "hematoma" or collection of blood underneath the skin.This is superficial and not the type of clot that is dangerous.It can take up to 6 weeks for the numbness to resolve due to injured superficial nerves. ...Read more

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The edge of a chair fell on my leg 4mo. ago. It didnt bruise or hurt the next day but left knot. Now it hurts. blood clot? had neg d-dimer.

The edge of a chair fell on my leg  4mo. ago. It didnt  bruise or hurt the next day but left  knot. Now it hurts. blood  clot? had neg d-dimer.

D -dimer: The knot may be an organized blood clot under the skin which is not serious but can be a tender lump. A negative d -dimer test doesn't rule out phlebitis however. If there is calf pain,tenderness and swelling, have an evaluation by a physician and, if advisable, a leg ultrasound will be ordered. A tender subcutaneous hematoma can be removed with a small incision. ...Read more

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I fell in February of this year and got a really big bruise on my upper thigh. I can still see it slightly on my leg. I'm flying to the US in October. Do I need to worry about the bruise and blood clots with such a long flight?

No : The bruise itself would be unrelated to the development of a deep vein thrombosis. Taking a long flight can be a risk factor for getting a clot. I would not worry about it, I would just make sure you get up or at least do foot pumps every 30 minutes and consider taking an aspirin twice a day if there is no medical contraindication. ...Read more

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What are blood clots and how do you know if you have them in your legs? Do they look like bruises ? Can you get them from bc pills

What are blood clots and how do you know if you have them in your legs? Do they look like bruises ? Can you get them from bc pills

Blood clots legs: Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) are blood clots in the deep venous system of the legs, usually lower legs. Leg with DVT may be swollen, red, painful or there may be no symptoms at all. Risk factors include sitting/immobility for a long time, blood clotting disorder, pregnancy/birth control pills, smoking, being overweight, and many others. If you think you have dvt, go to emergency room right away. ...Read more

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How long will a hematoma last and hurt? I've had it for 2 wks. It's on lower leg. Could it be blood clot. No swelling. Just bruised feeling.

How long will a hematoma last and hurt? I've had it for 2 wks. It's on lower leg. Could it be blood clot. No swelling. Just bruised feeling.

LE hematoma: if a skin deep hematoma you can see the " black and blue mark", if in muscle diagnosed by ultrasound. Can take up to a month or so depending on size. There are also bone bruises when the bone marrow gets edema, muscle sprains, and there are clots which can be quite dangerous as part can dislodge &move elsewhere like the lung. Please F/U w/doc/ER today may need sonongram ...Read more

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I have what looks like a bruise on my leg, slightly raised. I am also being treated for blood clots in my lungs so could this be a clot too? No rednes

I have what looks like a bruise on my leg, slightly raised. I am also being treated for blood clots in my lungs so could this be a clot too? No rednes

Need to examine: It is more likely to be a hematoma due to your being anticoagulants. It would be prudent to consult your doctor next time you see her/him.
Wish you good health!. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a bruise in the same spot on both legs but don't hurt, could this be a blood clot? I put lights up on my house andwas against a ladder toda

Hi, I have a bruise in the same spot on both legs but don't hurt, could this be a blood clot? I put lights up on my house andwas against a ladder toda

Compression bruise: Makes sense this was a direct result of leaning hard against the ladder. If you experience any numbness associated with the bruising, I would check this out with your local doctor, if things do not totally resolve with some time( 5-7 days), make a point to have things examined by a doctor, and consider some imaging to understand how deep the injury to soft tissue is. ...Read more

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Non occlusive blood clot left leg. Got in shower, slipped on shower mat, hit left shin against shower rail. Bruise and and slight bump. Dislodge possib?

Non occlusive blood clot left leg. Got in shower, slipped on shower mat, hit left shin against shower rail. Bruise and and slight bump. Dislodge possib?

Possible: Clots below the knee only usually do not cause symptoms or significant problem even if they dislodge as they are too small to cause . Some experts do not even recommend blood thinners for this kind of clots as they often dissolve on their own. You should continue full activity as normal as this hastens improvement. If you have a lot of symptoms then short course of blood thinner is seasonable.. ...Read more

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1 large blackish bruise in same spot behind both knees. Some pain in left leg. No swelling. Could it be a blood clot?

1 large blackish bruise in same spot behind both knees. Some pain in left leg. No swelling. Could it be a blood clot?

Unlikely: Risk factors that increase the chance of blood clot include sitting for long periods of time (low blood flow), smoking, having personal or family history of clots, birth control or pregnancy, inflammatory diseases (eg Crohns or rheumatoid arthritis). The only way to know for sure is by ultrasound. If the pain on the left worsens or swelling begins to occur, then reasonable to see a physician. ...Read more

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I am having a lot of bruising on my legs heavy bleeding with huge blood clots. Should i go to the er?

I am having a lot of bruising on my legs heavy bleeding with huge blood clots. Should i go to the er?

If you are: Hemorrhaging , have rapid heart rate, your heart rate ^'es by 20 or more when you stand, you feel lightheaded or dizzy (esp when going from lying to sitting or sitting to standing) then you may becoming hemodynamically less stable. If you are "soaking through a sanitary pad or tampon every hour for 2 - 3 hours in a row "http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007496.Htm" that is >. ...Read more

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I have vericose veins in my leg above my knee a large bruise appeared above one could it be a blood clot? what do i do?

I have vericose veins in my leg above my knee a large bruise appeared above one could it be a blood clot?  what do i do?

Exam: You are describing a superficial varicosity ( vein near the surface) which has been injured or bled. This usually resolves spontaneously over the next 7-10 days. If painful, red or swollen get examined this week. If this has occurred within the last 2 days: NO HEAT- it will only make it spread. OK to use local ice and Advil{ if not allergic)- Call for an appointment if painful or red. ...Read more

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Fell a week ago and injured front of leg, had xray saw doctor. Still very swollen and hard, noticed more bruising. Blood clot?

Fell a week ago and injured front of leg, had xray saw doctor. Still very swollen and hard, noticed more bruising. Blood clot?

Probably not: The bruising that you see is from blood accumulating in the soft tissues. It may get hard as it organizes, it may turn purple yellow or blue and "spread" to the adjacent areas. If you are developing swelling and pain in the back of the calf which was not present previously this could represent a clot in the vein and should be investigated with an ultrasound exam. ...Read more

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I just had back surgery 5 days ago can you can you detect a blood clot from the outer part of leg legs a big bruise, swollen feet have p.A.D.

I just had back surgery 5 days ago  can you can you detect a blood clot from the outer part of leg legs a big bruise, swollen feet have p.A.D.

No unfortunately, US: No unfortunately, a doppler ultrasound to visiualize the deep veins of the lower leg is required to rule out a blood clot in the leg ( so called dvt( deep vein thrombosis) or clot. Early detection and anticoagulant therapy is the key to preventing a lethal pe (pulmanary embolus) which have killed a number of people, the reporter who developed an fatal pe after ridding in a tank all day in iraq. ...Read more

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My father recently had a grade 3 ankle sprain. It hasn't gotten better. Now he has little yellow bruises up and down both legs. Sign of blood clot?

My father recently had a grade 3 ankle sprain. It hasn't gotten better. Now he has little yellow bruises up and down both legs. Sign of blood clot?

Likely not.: You intimate the "yellow bruises" are on both legs. Although possible, the likelihood of bilateral blood clots is not high, plus he only sprained one ankle. ...Read more

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Blood clots in shin from bruise?

Possible: If your chin injury was bad enough to cause some swelling of the leg that could pressure the veins and cause blood clots. ...Read more

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I have a bruise on my left thigh? Is it a blood clot?

Tricky: without an exam, I can only give general information. A bruise is blood outside of the vessels. As such, even if clotted, it can't go anywhere. And internal vessel problems like a clot in a large vein can have a variety of visible effects. BUT you'd really expect the circulation below the blockage to be really messed up (swelling below clot). ...Read more

Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


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