Top
10
Doctor insights on: Bruise On Left Calf Symptoms

Share

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


2

2
Small lump on my upper left calf on the inside. Noticed a few weeks ago when it hurt one night. Not really painful unless I feel it. Bruises easy.

Small lump on my upper left calf on the inside. Noticed a few weeks ago when it hurt one night. Not really painful unless I feel it. Bruises easy.

Cyst: May be a little cyst that has had bleeding into it due to contusion. I would leave it alone and if it does not disappear let a physician have a look at it ...Read more

3

3
I have spot on my upper outer left calf (right side below knee). When pressed it feels like a bruise but no bruise present. Had for year comes & goes?

I have spot on my upper outer left calf (right side below knee). When pressed it feels like a bruise but no bruise present. Had for year comes & goes?

It may have been a: bruise that has been metabolized and calcium/ iron deposits left behind into a small bump. Or it could be a lipoma (fatty tumor) that is benign but tends to grow. Or it could be a lymph node that enlarges when there is something inflammatory in the area such as infection or trauma. If it continues to bother you, go have a healthcare provider look at it. ...Read more

6

6
My boyfriend (37) has horrible, unexplained bruising on his left calf. Is this dvt?!

My boyfriend (37) has horrible, unexplained bruising on his left calf. Is this dvt?!

Possible: Dvts usually cause swelling, pain and sometimes redness. They don't typically cause bruising but i would see a doctor and get evaluated. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
I have bruising "splotches" starting from my left ankle and continuing up my inner calf about every 2 inches to my knee.

I have bruising "splotches" starting from my left ankle and continuing up my inner calf about every 2 inches to my knee.

Need Evaluation: List of possible causes is long but clotting or bleeding issue is of most concern. Also vasculitis on the list as well. Best to see your doctor for evaluation. Posting a picture of the "splothes" might be helpful as well. Best of luck with this. Dr R ...Read more

8

8
Pain on and off in left calf and knee and behind knee. Bruise next to shin and little swelling. Could pain b from that? Scared of it being a bloodclot

Pain on and off in left calf and knee and behind knee. Bruise next to shin and little swelling. Could pain b from that? Scared of it being a bloodclot

Pain in knee/calf: Did you have an injury? Could be from brusie, sprain if exercising or bakers cyst but would follow up today with doctor/urgent care make sure you do not have a clot in your calf ( especially if you smoke or are on BCP) as that is serious . Check d-dimer or get a sonongram. ...Read more

9

9
I have a re occurring bruise on the back of my left leg just below calf muscle. Lasts 3-5 days. No injury. No pain. more black than blue. 3rd time. ?

I have a re occurring bruise on the back of my left leg just below calf muscle.   Lasts 3-5 days. No injury. No pain. more black than blue. 3rd time. ?

Varicose veins?: Sometimes a small varicose vein can leak and give a bruise, even without significant trauma. Support stockings can help reduce varicose veins - or see a phlebologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

10

10
Hi. Im a 26 y/o female. I I've been having left calf pain for a few days now, no injury. It feels like a giant bruise and it feels a little harder than the right side. Possible DVT?

Hi.  Im a 26 y/o female. I I've been having left calf pain for a few days now, no injury. It feels like a giant bruise and  it feels a little harder than the right side. Possible DVT?

Can not always say.: Pain in the calf which persists needs to be watched but you should check & see if there is some swelling or not. If you relax your leg & have someone push your foot & toes back toward the leg & there is pain then you need to have it checked if also swollen. Did you have a muscle cramp this will cause the same pain & hardness. If no better need to get it checked. Hope this is helpful. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Melissa Gowans
2,023 doctors shared insights

Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more