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I have sore bruise halfway across the back of my knee. I noticed it yesterday after feeling sore pain. I did not injury it. Could this be a blood clot?

I have sore bruise halfway across the back of my knee. I noticed it yesterday after feeling sore pain. I did not injury it. Could this be a blood clot?

Blood clot?: doubtful. Have you been traveling? need more history to guide you. Perform a virtual consult to get more information and be able to help you. ...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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A week ago was racing go carts & hit about 30mph to the back. I got a huge bruise on back rib area. Pain standing up or lying flat. What do I do?

A week ago was racing go carts & hit about 30mph to the back. I got a huge bruise on back rib area. Pain standing up or lying flat. What do I do?

This is obvious: You need to have an exam. Whether or not you need imaging depends on the findings of your exam and history. See a doctor, and allow a trained clinical expert to provide you with the care they have trained for years to be able to render. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Should I go to the hospital for a bruised my back if I have degenerative disc disease?

Should I go to the hospital for a bruised my back if I have degenerative disc disease?

Only if you think: Only if you think the injury to cause the bruising may have been forceful enough to fracture a bone. If you are on a blood thinner like warfarin, this can lead to bone density loss and make you more susceptible to a fracture. The pain can be a good guide to severity of injury. If in doubt, check it out. ...Read more

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Pain similar to that of a bruise on back of upper arm for months now. No bruise or injury visible, jut slight lump, barely visible. What could it be?

Pain similar to that of a bruise on back of upper arm for months now. No bruise or injury visible, jut slight lump, barely visible. What could it be?

Torn tendon: Bruise of posterior arm could initiate residual hematoma with resulting resolution of intital skin traumatic changes. Question as to rotator cuff or other damage depends on ability to raise arm above horizontal level. Lump could be fibrosis of hematoma or end of torn tendon with fibrosis. MRI of shoulder might be helpful. If not orthopedist should look at nodule with regard to possible bx ...Read more

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Was prescribed bactrim DS for 7 days, take 2 800mg doses a day. I split the dosage over 14 days and took 1 800mg pill a day. Finished bactrim on Thursday, today is Saturday and I just noticed a decent sized bruise on back of thigh. Should I consult my doc

Was prescribed bactrim DS for 7 days, take 2 800mg doses a day. I split the dosage over 14 days and took 1 800mg pill a day. Finished bactrim on Thursday, today is Saturday and I just noticed a decent sized bruise on back of thigh. Should I consult my doc

Unclear: It is hard to tie these things together. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) can occasionally lower platelet counts which would make it easier to bruise. But if there is just one bruise and you are off the medication you might watch and see. If you continue to have bruising problems, have any bleeding, or are still concerned then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Was in a car wreck still have bruises an back pain swelling in stomach area

Was in a car wreck still have bruises an back pain swelling in stomach area

Takes time: Depending on how long ago the accident was, you may continue to still have symptoms. I would recommend getting involved in a formal physical therapy. You should see an orthopedic spinal specialist. ...Read more

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Large bruise on back has formed large hard lump and is causing back pain. Bruise is from falling down a flight of stairs (lots of bruises, went to er)?

Large bruise on back has formed large hard lump and is causing back pain. Bruise is from falling down a flight of stairs (lots of bruises, went to er)?

Collection of blood: The bruising referred to as ecchymosis can become somewhat hardened and circumscribed and referred to as a hematoma and can become quite large. Vascularization in the area will usually resorb the extravasated blood and dissipate, very unusually medical intervention might then be required to remove or drain the site. You can watch the colors change as the blood goes through stages of oxidation. ...Read more

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What kind of compensation should we be looking at for whip lash bruised ribs , back pain and sciatica resulting?

Cannot say: This is a question better answered by an attorney not a doctor. A doctor can help you with your physical problems but is not in a position to discuss compensation with you. ...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