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My daughter had surgery last saturday, and discovered a bruise on right thigh after surgery. Should she be worried?

My daughter had surgery last saturday, and discovered a bruise on right  thigh after surgery. Should she be worried?

Not necessarily: A single bruise likely represents minor trauma, remembered or not, that may have occurred before, during or after the procedure. Emergence of several bruises of different ages and might represent a decreased platelet count or other issue & prompt an evaluation. ...Read more

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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 this bruise on my right thigh that hurts but isn't very visible. what could cause this. i have a few bug bites in the area?

I have this bruise on my right thigh that hurts but isn't very visible. what could cause this. i have a few bug bites in the area?

Localized reaction: Maybe it is an underlying localized reaction from the bug bites. If continues, then get it evaluated. ...Read more

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Huge very dark purple bruise right thigh discovered 2 days ago and is getting bigger, no pain or tenderness feel a small knot under skin?

Huge very dark purple bruise right thigh discovered 2 days ago and is getting bigger, no pain or tenderness feel a small knot under skin?

Bruise: You don't remember bumping into something? A large bruise without trauma is unlikely. The knot you feel is probably a blood clot under the skin that will dissipate on its own. The medications you listed should not cause your bruise. It will look worse before it looks better. If you think it was indeed spontaneous, you should really have your doctor check a CBC on you. ...Read more

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I have this green bruise looking thing on my right thigh. I noticed it about an hour ago but it wasn't there before.

Simple bruise.: As long as you do not have any other one a person can bruise easy without any visible trauma, and they simply discover it later. That is normal. ...Read more

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I have always bruised really easy with no blood disorders but a big bruise on my right upper thigh has a small lump under it. Is this normal?

I have always bruised really easy with no blood disorders but a big bruise on my right upper thigh has a small lump under it.  Is this normal?

Bruising: Bruising very easy at your age is not very common but can happen for many reasons including vitamin deficiency ie. Calcium, vitamin k etc. Low platelet count or coagulation factor deficit can cause easy bruising and are secondary to genetic disorders or liver disease. You will need further work up to make diagnosis. The lump under is still coagulated blood or hematoma which will reabsorb also. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 17 and three days ago I felt like a bruise on the side of my right thigh but I don't see any bruise and when I touch it it hurts Should I worry?

Hi I'm 17 and three days ago I felt like a bruise on the side of my right thigh but I don't see any bruise and when I touch it it hurts Should I worry?

Invisible bruise: most likely its a deep bruise that has just not surfaced. Sometimes these bruises will simply turn green or very light yellow color. I wold not be concerned unless it becomes increasingly painful or changes to a lump or grows ...Read more

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My skin on my right thigh and buttock feel sore, almost like a bruise, but there's no mark at all.

My skin on my right thigh and buttock feel sore, almost like a bruise, but there's no mark at all.

Meralgia: Meralgia paresthetica is a condition characterized by tingling, numbness and burning pain in the outer part of your thigh. The cause of meralgia paresthetica is compression of the nerve that supplies sensation to the skin surface of your thigh. See your neurologist. ...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