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Huge green bruise on upper thigh not painful :/ don't know why :( ?

Huge green bruise on upper thigh not painful :/ don't know why :( ?

Superficial injury?: While a huge hematoma may seem like a big deal, it may not mean much if it is not painful. You could have caused bruise by having a pressure sustained on your thigh causing microtrauma to the veins in the skin and the subcutaneous tissues . Warm soaks or compress for 15 mins at a time will help it disappear faster. ...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 a bruise on upper thigh with itchy raised rash its a white rash not red. any ideas to what it could be?

I have a bruise on upper thigh with itchy raised rash its a white rash not red. any ideas to what it could be?

See dermatologist: While my first thought is that this is a variety of lichen planus, you need to see a dermatologist for two reasons: first is to ascertain the correct diagnosis. Second: lichen planus may be associated with a number of underlying problems, including toxicity from medicines that you are taking and hepatitis C. If this is, in fact, lichen planus, it is likely to clear with topical cortisone. ...Read more

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I have a raised large bruise on my upper thigh. The diameter is over an inch long. Do I need to be concerned that it is a blood clot?

I have a raised large bruise on my upper thigh. The diameter is over an inch long. Do I need to be concerned that it is a blood clot?

Bruise and clot: The bruise itself is not a blood clot, and most superficial bruises resolve nicely in about 1 week. A big and deep bruise or hematoma may compress the deep veins and creates proper conditions for clot formation below compression site. Hope it helps. ...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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I wake up with bruises on my upper thighs. What could be the cause?

I wake up with bruises on my upper thighs. What could be the cause?

See derm: See dermatologist or hematologist for evaluation because there are several diseases that could cause this. ...Read more

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I wake up with bruises on my upper thighs n arms why I haven't hurt myself ?

I wake up with bruises on my upper thighs n arms why I  haven't hurt myself ?

Bruises: Unexplained bruises require rapid attention because there are a number of possible reasons. If you cannot get in to see your doctor tomorrow you must go to the Emergency room. ...Read more

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I found a big bruise on my upper thighs and i didn't get hurt. Can it be a side effect of medications? I am on omeprazole, Effexor (venlafaxine) XR and advair.

I found a big bruise on my upper thighs and i didn't get hurt. Can it be a side effect of medications? I am on omeprazole, Effexor (venlafaxine) XR and advair.

Side effects.: The medications that you have listed should not cause bruising. However over the counter medications like aspirin, gingko, ginseng can cause the blood to be thinner thus leading to bruising. Please check to see if you are taking any the above medications. If not, then there may be other medical issues that can lead to easy bruising. Please see a medical professional for further evaluation. ...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