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How long does a bruised nerve in my leg by my calves take to heal?

How long does a bruised nerve in my leg by my calves take to heal?

Not quickly: If your problem is only a bruised muscles, improvement should occur within 6 weeks at the longest. But nerves heal more slowly--at a rate of 1 mm. Per day. So for long nerves, this could involve months. ...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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I've constantly had bruises on the front part if my calves since i was 12. I am almost 29 now. What could cause this?

I've constantly had bruises on the front part if my calves since i was 12. I am almost 29 now. What could cause this?

Couple things...: May just be bruises, but this seems unlikely if you don't remember any injuries and don't have a bleeding disorder. There are several diseases that can cause a symptom called erythema nodosum which are "bruise-like" lesions on the shins. This can be linked to some autoimmune diseases, infections, etc. If you haven't shown your doctor, you should. These might be a sign of another problem. ...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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I have an pain in my side when i fell over. Bruising still there for 2 weeks now i went for a run thinking i was ok it just worse my calves hurt now?

I have an pain in my side when i fell over. Bruising still there for 2 weeks now i went for a run thinking i was ok it just worse my calves hurt now?

Side pain: I am not quite sure whether this is chest side or abdominal side, but if you fell a bruise or irritation to your side could continue to give you trouble for a few weeks. If the pain goes away with rest i would do my best to stay active, but limit things that hurt. Perhaps walk for awhile till you can run. ...Read more

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There is a bump under a bruise on my calf. What can it be?

There is a bump under a bruise on my calf. What can it be?

Many things: Small collection of blood, scar tissue or fatty tissue. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I bumped my calf really hard today, hours later the pain came back, it's bruised with a red circle in the middle. I had a pe 3yrs ago...

Calf pain: Blunt trauma to the calf area can cause a contusion or a small hematoma due to some internal bleeding from breakage of small blood vessels. With a history of pe, please consult your internal medicine or vascular physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Hi there, i woke up this morning to an odd shaped bruise on the my calf, i know I have low ferritin it's 2.1 the bruise went from medium to large?

Hi there, i woke up this morning to an odd shaped bruise on the my calf, i know I have low ferritin it's 2.1 the bruise went from medium to large?

Not likely related: Iron deficiency and bruising are not really related. A bruise can get bigger after it first occurs. Medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, advil, Motrin and the like can increase the chance of bruising. ...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