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Bruise In Behind My Knee
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
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 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
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
I just noticed weird brownish bruise behind my right knee. I didn't hit it against anything so concerned how I got it?
I have a deep bruise behind my left knee dors not go away and does not hurt,now im noticing the same above my elbows with a rash.
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
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
Hi just yesterday feel like behind my knee was bruised but no bruise there and bot fallen or banged it...I have started running light jogging could it be this....
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
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 swelling and varicose veins behind my knee, have recently had pain too. Is the swelling from the veins? It also looks bruised. Is that normal?
Can the blood clot behind my knee dislodge if i hit my shin against shower rail? Slight bruise sz of quarter with with a slight bump. On xarelto 20 mg
Very unlikely: The injury described would be quite unlikely to cause the clot you have to dislodge. The swelling at the site is due to local bleeding from the injury and being on a blood thinner. Elevate the leg, cool compresses to the injury and watch for increased swelling in your calf and lower leg. ...Read more
Orthopedic eval: You should see an orthopedist. A pop sound and impaired ability to bear weight are suspicious for a soft tissue injury to the ligaments or tendons in the knee. In the short term, you can ice it, elevate it, compress it with an ace wrap, and take some Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baker's Cyst: A "hernia" of the knee is pushing of the cushioning sac between the thigh bone (femur) and lower leg bones (tibia and fibula); it is rarely called a "hernia". When upright and the knee is completely straight, a cystic swelling may appear as a bulging mass on the inside of the knee pit below the skin creases. Physical exam by an orthopedist will usually confirm the diagnosis. They can be removed. ...Read more
I have a thumping like behind my knee and i can see it thumping and feel it is that normal? 14 femal
Try : Try and see if the thumping is in time with your pulse, or if it appears to be from a muscle spasm. If you can see palpable pulse, that would be very concerning and you should be seen immediately. If you are having muscle spasms, you could try taking an anti-inflammatory and observe, but if it persists or you have pain or new symptoms then you should have a medical evaluation. ...Read more