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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

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Bruise (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...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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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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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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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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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more


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