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I noticed a huge bruise on my upper leg. I don't know how I got it. Don't hurt but looks nasty. Should I worry about this?

I noticed a huge bruise on my upper leg. I don't know how I got it. Don't hurt but looks nasty. Should I worry about this?

No: It will probably go away in a few weeks. Now if you have 5 or 6 large bruises on the leg, you may have a problem that needs to be evaluated ...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 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've been having bruise like pain in my upper legs on the outsides but there is no bruise. Has nothing to do with physical activity. ?

I've been having bruise like pain in my upper legs on the outsides but there is no bruise. Has nothing to do with physical activity. ?

Not enough info: For accurate suggested diagnosis. At first thought, it sounds like you may have trochanteric bursitis, but this would be rare to have bilateral in a young person, but definitely possible. Is it painful at night when you lay on your side? You would probably benefit from a physical exam and thorough history to give the most accurate diagnosis, but that would be my first thought from what you said. ...Read more

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I have had lower back pain travelling down my left leg, I have now noticed a lot of bruises particularly on my legs upper and lower?

Leg pain: I think someone asked this same question. Was it u? Well i'm gonna give same answer. If ur getting bruising time to see a doctor. That is not from lumbar radiculopathy ( back pain w leg pain). ...Read more

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What can cause major bruising above the knee (thigh) & upper leg? It went away on its own (3 weeks) on a friend of mine, could it be a silent signal?

What can cause major bruising above the knee (thigh) & upper leg? It went away on its own (3 weeks) on a friend of mine, could it be a silent signal?

Could be normal: It's hard to say without more information. The important thing would be to determine the history and any associated symptoms. Without any other symptoms or history, it may represent normal bruising which surprisingly can sometimes present with a severe appearance and little trauma (sometimes not even remembered). ...Read more

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I got bruising on my right side of upper leg when I was knocked down while playing soccer. It has been a week still not recover yet? What should I do?

I got bruising on my right side of upper leg when I was knocked down while playing soccer. It has been a week still not recover yet? What should I do?

Give it more time: If you are functional (doesn't hurt to move or play sports) and you're still noticing bruising, just give it more time. A larger bruise may take more than a week to resolve (and you may notice the bruise moving down your leg a little, this is normal as the blood settles). If it's still very tender or impairing you, get it checked. ...Read more

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Hit my upper leg on edge of table very hard a month ago. Had a huge bruise and pain but it's gone.now I touch & feel a hard lump under skin. Hematoma?

Hit my upper leg on edge of table very hard a month ago. Had a huge bruise and pain but it's gone.now I touch & feel a hard lump under skin. Hematoma?

WeAllTakeOurLumps: Yes, it could be what remains of a hematoma under the skin. That lump could be there for a few months but the body absorbs most or all of it. Nothing dangerous. Sometimes some scar remains forever but shouldn't be a problem unless you can see it and it bothers you. But, if it starts growing or begins to hurt or the skin discolors, get it checked out. ...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