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Doctor insights on: Blue Discoloration Of The Calf

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Hi doctor: I had pigmented discoloration tend to be blue in my right leg.. I noticed it form ten years and there is no change in it. What do you think it may?

Hi doctor:
I had pigmented discoloration tend to be blue in my right leg.. I noticed it form ten years and there is no change in it. What do you think it may?

Not enough info: Where? What size and shape? Flat or raised? Soft or solid? If you compress it, does the color change? Can be a blue nevus, a venous angioma. a surface vein, a traumatic tattoo, etc. Best chance for precise diagnosis is to see a dermatologist. A DR who tells you it is "nothing" does not know what it is. ...Read more

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I was told that I had a deep tissue bruise in my calf about 7 years ago. It feels pretty similar to a knot, no discoloration. Is this normal?

I was told that I had a deep tissue bruise in my calf about 7 years ago.  It feels pretty similar to a knot, no discoloration. Is this normal?

Bruise: Bruises don't last 7 years, and neither do hematomas (blood collections). More likely there is a tear in the muscle which scarred. An MRI is needed to evaluate for other problems as well to image the soft tissues. ...Read more

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Hi, for the last week I'm feeling a warm sensation in my left calf, only periodically.I don't feel any pain nor is there any discoloration on my leg..I have no swelling either.

Hi, for the last week I'm feeling a warm sensation in my left calf, only periodically.I don't feel any pain nor is there any discoloration on my leg..I have no swelling either.

Below: If no recent trauma, no cuts, abrasions, redness, or warmth--then it is prob a muscle injury that should respond to intermittent ice for about 15 min, followed by warm moist packs 4 times per day. If it persists, worsens, becomes swollen, or painful, then suggest DR visit. ...Read more

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I noticed a funny discoloration on my lower right calf back in may, i figured it was from a broken blood vessel or exercising and based on my research?

I noticed a funny discoloration on my lower right calf back in may, i figured it was from a broken blood vessel or exercising and based on my research?

Skin discoloration: Thank you for your question. Skin discoloration of the legs may be caused by many things. There are forms of inflammatory conditions of the skin that could cause this as well as responses to external sources such allergies to topical agents or otherwise. Having an examination and evaluation performed by a qualified medical practitioner would be helpful in accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Sudden onset of pain on side/bend of knee in L leg w/calf pain,no swelling or discoloration.Worse when walking.Have May-Thurner.Cause 4 concern?

Sudden onset of pain on side/bend of knee in L leg w/calf pain,no swelling or discoloration.Worse when walking.Have May-Thurner.Cause 4 concern?

May-Thurner syndrome: Absolutely. Get a left lower extremity ultrasound ASAP. Your doc may elect to get a D-dimer blood test as well. Have you been stented? Although MTS is associated with a small percentage of deep venous blood clots in the left leg (very rarely right) there is a significant rate of recurrence of DVTs in folks that have this condition. Don't sit on this. Seek further care. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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20 yr old female, calf pain in left leg for the pass 2 days. No swelling, no discoloration. Been doing a lot of squatting lately; only left leg hurts.

Sounds: like muscle pain, but could be deep vein thrombophlebitis. This is a serious condition that requires immediate treatment. See your doctor for accurate diagnosis and specific advice. ...Read more

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Calf pain, 2 days, no swelling,no discoloration, not hot to touch. Been in a squat position a lot lately; Only left leg hurts. Not on birth control.

Calf pain, 2 days, no swelling,no discoloration, not hot to touch. Been in a squat position a lot lately; Only left leg hurts. Not on birth control.

Muscular pain: If you have been squatting a lot, you are using different muscle groups than you normally would use in your legs. That likely has strained them and is causing the pain. Stop squatting, rest leg s much as possible, ice area that hurts and take ibuprofen for pain and anti-inflammatory effect. If not better with those interventions in a week, see doc. If new symptoms, such as swelling, see doc sooner ...Read more

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Pain in back of left knee, calf, hamstring & buttock. Tingling/numbness in heel. Gets worse seated. No swelling or discoloration. Ican still exercise?

Pain in back of left knee, calf, hamstring & buttock. Tingling/numbness in heel. Gets worse seated. No swelling or discoloration. Ican still exercise?

What the heel is it.: Continuing to exercise at this point may inadvertently do further damage to the nerve involved. Would be best to get a evaluation to safeguard against prolonging your condition. ...Read more

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Had charley horse last night-Calf sore today. Wife says be seen in case of blood clot-Seems bit extreme. No swelling or discoloration-pulses r present?

Had charley horse last night-Calf sore today. Wife says be seen in case of blood clot-Seems bit extreme. No swelling or discoloration-pulses r present?

She can be right: Calf pain can be a sign of a blood clot also called thrombophlebitis. Your pulses would be Ok with a blood clot. the calf location is suggestive. Sometimes you don't see the swelling. You can best evaluate this with your physician. If necessary you can get a vascular study done by an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Female 26yo 15hr immobile flight yday, today developed soreness in calf and hip, no tenderness/heat/discoloration. muscle ache or dvt?

Female 26yo 15hr immobile flight yday, today developed soreness in calf and hip, no tenderness/heat/discoloration. muscle ache or dvt?

Be seen: There are numerous reports of people being relatively sedentary in a flight and going on to having developed a DVT. Because that is potentially life threatening, you would certainly want to be urgently evaluated and have this ruled out. ...Read more

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I got hit by a pitch in softball on my calf. I have a round perfect hollow circle, with a surrounding blue and purple bruise. It hurts when extended.

I got hit by a pitch in softball on my calf. I have a round perfect hollow circle, with a surrounding blue and purple bruise. It hurts when extended.

Bruising is typical: in this type of soft tissue injury. It is not uncommon to have sustained a fracture in the tibia or fibula after being hit with a softball. If you are concerned I would recommend getting an xray and treatment. Otherwise elevate, ice packs, anti-inflammatories, wrapping and stretching are your best options! ...Read more

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Got a blue/purple vein behind my calf the bit where you bend your leg.Its flat just wondering if its normal dont have it on the other leg Istand often?

Got a blue/purple vein behind my calf the bit where you bend your leg.Its flat just wondering if its normal dont have it on the other leg Istand often?

Asymmetry is normal: Sounds like you may be describing a varicose vein in your popliteal fossa. Varicosities are not going to be symmetric the vast majority of the time. Keep an eye on it. If it grows, becomes hard, or becomes painful tell your doc because you may need further evaluation & possible treatment. ...Read more

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My legs and feet hurt and i looked down and out of nowhere my calfs and feet were huge!!! Why would i have edema that bad out of the blue?

My legs and feet hurt and i looked down and out of nowhere my calfs and feet were huge!!! Why would i have edema that bad out of the blue?

Unusual: Those symptoms are unusual at your age. The worst thing we worry about with those symptoms is a blood clot in the pelvis or inferior vena cava. There are many other potential causes also, though. Therefore, you need to see your doctor to evaluate and treat the problem ASAP. ...Read more