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Bruise On My Right Leg
I have had a large (over 1") bruise like ring on my left hip for over a week (normal center). Now today I have noticed another large bruise like ring on my lower right leg (backside by knee). Any insight to a cause and how serious it may be/how quickly I
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
Have had a purple mark on lower right leg for several weeks...>in size when pressed/< when released. Not a bruise...What could it be? Concerning?
Might be a clot,,,: This might be a clot in your leg vein from a swollen vein, like thrombophlebitis or from venous stasis. This is seen especially when someone stands for long periods without a sitting break. Also, your age and history of hypothyroidism might predispose to this. It would be smart to see your doctor soon to get this examined and treated so it doesn't grow or result in a pulmonary embolism. ...Read more
5 days ago i fell from a chair my right leg.It didn't initially hurt but a large bruise has formed. I am resting it now but should I do anything else?
I has a small dark purple bruise but lately the bruise is growing and is turning really dark on my right leg ?
I have a partial torn hamstring(right leg). A bruise appears at the gluteous fold and area behind the kneecap. What? Concern?
Broken blood vessel: Bruising in both areas may be from the same source of bleeding. Will likely resolve, but compartment syndrome is a concern, ie, swelling to the point that nerves are squeezed. Emergent surgery would be required to relieve swelling. Seek care for pale skin below, numbness, or increasing deep/burning pain. Avoid aspirin or nsaids for a couple of days. ...Read more
Discovered two unexplained bruises, one on each leg on the opposite sides of each other. Right leg looks better, left leg looks worse. Possibilities?
I had an MRI done couple years ago on my right leg ..Dr said it was a bruised bone. What is thay and it still hurts?
Red swollen hot to touch spots on right leg , about 4 inches round , last for a few days then bruise before going away I am 20 years old, female.?
Infection?: Red hot swollen spots make me think of infection, perhaps abscess or folliculitis, or sebaceous cysts. Abscesses don't usually go away by themselves but rather need to be drained. Folliculitis might come & go but not usually 4" in diameter (that's huge!). Not common to have several sebaceous cysts in one area. Go see your family doc for evaluation, testing & treatment. Perhaps bleeding disorder? ...Read more
1 year ago I had a white soft lump on my leg (lower, front, right side, right leg).told it was excess tissue. It is now sore and looks bruised.
Older model big screen TV fell on legs. bruised really bad. After two days my right leg cannot bear weight on it. Possible fx after further stress?
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