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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 (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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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 have large bruises on both my upper legs, also at back of legs and thigh this is the second time I've experienced this in the space of two months?

I have large bruises on both my upper legs, also at back of legs and thigh this is the second time I've experienced this in the space of two months?

Bruising: With frequent bruising, which in some women can be just physiological, i think it is important to see a doctor and do a good workup to make sure you do have some sort of problem that is causing these. ...Read more

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I have a few bruises that came up on both legs what could this be? And i havent hit them on anything

I have a few bruises that came up on both legs what could this be? And i havent hit them on anything

Easy bruising.: Some people bruise easily. Medications such as aspirin, Ibuprofen,naproxen and similar drugs can cause easy bruising. If this is a the case ,see your health care provider for a mediacal evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a bruise like feeling on my inner thigh that radiates to my calves and stomach. What could this be? It hurts to the slightest touch

I have a bruise like feeling on my inner thigh that radiates to my calves and stomach. What could this be? It hurts to the slightest touch

Hard to say: It is difficult to say without being able to see you in person. A musculoskeletal etiology could certainly be the cause as could any organs in the stomach. In certain cases, a hernia can present with the pain you describe. ...Read more

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My daughter is nearly 5 but always seems to have excessive bruises on legs both of them , is something wrong as do not know how she gets so many?

Check up time: She's probably fine, just a normal, active 5 year old. However, she should get a check up and a blood test to be sure. Make sure she eats plenty of phytonutrient dense foods (that means vegetables and fruit). Vitamin c is one vitamin important in prevention of bruising. Iron and zinc are a couple others. ...Read more

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Bruise that does not go away for a year? Discoloration spreading in calves & groin. What could these dark-marks be caused by? I only take vitamins

Bruise that does not go away for a year? Discoloration spreading in calves & groin. What could these dark-marks be caused by?  I only take vitamins

Bruise x 1 year: Hello Steve 43 Evey bruise that looks like a bruise, may not be one. Please arrange for a doc to see this lesion and for you to get at least a "complete blood count" (CBC) to check platelets which are low in bruising. thanks ...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