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About a year ago i got a bruise on my lower leg and it is still there should I have it looked at by my dr. And what would be the cause of this?

About a year ago i got a bruise on my lower leg and it is still there should I have it looked at by my dr. And what would be the cause of this?

Yes: Several conditions could be at play: persistent ecchymosis- small repetitive trauma in a person with a clotting disorder postinflammatory hyperpigmentation- from allergic reactions, infections, phototoxic eruptions, , and inflammatory conditions. Cutaneous malignant melanoma endocrine and metabolic disease drug-induced pigmentation- side affect of certain drugs. ...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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My friend was lifting my exercise bike and it fell on my lower leg. now my leg is bruised and swollen and painful. can a bike break a leg fi drop on?

My friend was lifting my exercise bike and it fell on my lower leg. now my leg is bruised and swollen and painful. can a bike break a leg fi drop on?

Broken bike or Leg.: Well, anything is possible. Injuries are commonly treated by the RICE technique. Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. This is for the immediate care. To remove all doubt, an x-ray and professional evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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What can cause selling in your lower leg. There is no discoloration, but some minor pain. There are no cuts or bruises. The swelling is not severe?

What can cause selling in your lower leg. There is no discoloration, but some minor pain. There are no cuts or bruises. The swelling is not severe?

Varicose veins: The heart pumps blood, under great pressure, out into the arteries, but the blood must return to the heart in veins, which are thinned walled. There is no pump on the return, vein side, and as we get older, some veins bulge and swell, and even leak fluid into the local skin. These are varicose veins and they may cause swelling or a bulge on the lower leg. Keep your legs up, and see your doctor. ...Read more

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I smashed the car door on my lower leg and it is an open skin bruise. It happened 3 months ago, and is now double the size and is swollen. Any advice?

I smashed the car door on my lower leg and it is an open skin bruise. It happened 3 months ago, and is now double the size and is swollen. Any advice?

Let explain: It is possible you have hematoma (collection of blood) in that area sequence to the injury. Other thought could be having blood clots in the calf. Go and check it out . Good luck. ...Read more

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I have bruises in my lower leg for no reason. I have an appointment coming up in 7 days is it safe to wait?

I have bruises in my lower leg for no reason. I have an appointment coming up in 7 days is it safe to wait?

If they are : If they are getting worse, or you are bleeding uncontrollably, or running fevers you should call be seen sooner. ...Read more

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I was bitten several years ago on my lower leg just above the ankle, its still bruised even after all these years. should i see a doctor ?

I was bitten several years ago on my lower leg just above the ankle, its still bruised even after all these years.  should i see a doctor ?

Yes: for some reason, it is not healing properly. if it really is a bruise and not just a scar, there may not be adequate blood flow to the area. moreover, at this point several years later, you may need a skin graft to fill in the defect/bruise. your doctor can determine this by examining the area. ...Read more

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A chair feel on my lower leg 2 wks ago. I now have a not feeling there & it still feels bruised, but only when I touch it. Could this be a blood clot?

A chair feel on my lower leg 2 wks ago. I now have a not feeling there & it still feels bruised, but only when I touch it. Could this be a blood clot?

No: It's just bruised. There may be a "hematoma" or collection of blood underneath the skin.This is superficial and not the type of clot that is dangerous.It can take up to 6 weeks for the numbness to resolve due to injured superficial nerves. ...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