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I have to smal lumps joined togeather under my skin on my calf right under a bruise what could this be?

I have to smal lumps joined togeather under my skin on my calf right under a bruise what could this be?

Clots: Can be related to clots, nodes or just swelling from the trauma. Please get attention. ...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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Small lump on my upper left calf on the inside. Noticed a few weeks ago when it hurt one night. Not really painful unless I feel it. Bruises easy.

Small lump on my upper left calf on the inside. Noticed a few weeks ago when it hurt one night. Not really painful unless I feel it. Bruises easy.

Cyst: May be a little cyst that has had bleeding into it due to contusion. I would leave it alone and if it does not disappear let a physician have a look at it ...Read more

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There's a lump under my skin on my calf it doesn't bump up but it kinda looks bruised, doesn't hurt to much, more notice able at night What is it?

There's a lump under my skin on my calf it doesn't bump up but it kinda looks bruised, doesn't hurt to much, more notice able at night What is it?

Below: Lumps, bumps, rashes, and lesions need a visual exam to make an accurate DX.

Make an apt to see your DR to get an answer. ...Read more

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Last week I felt a lump pop under my skin on my calf and a day later I had a huge bruise. I can still feel something hard in the same spot. Serious?

Last week I felt a lump pop under my skin on my calf and a day later I had a huge bruise. I can still feel something hard in the same spot. Serious?

The lump may have-: -been a cyst of some sort. With the rupture there is bleeding, hence the bruise. If a clot is formed it can be due to fibrous remains of the initial bleed. ...Read more

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What would be the cause of a reoccurring warm sensation in my calf. Sometimes it's is also just a feeling there. Not lumps, bruises, my leg looks norm?

What would be the cause of a reoccurring warm sensation in my calf. Sometimes it's is also just a feeling there. Not lumps, bruises, my leg looks norm?

What you describe: May be what we call a "dysaesthesia". This is a sensation we perceive that doesn't have any obvious cause. Pain from an injury is NOT a dysaesthesia b/c there's an obvious cause. Dyasethesias are often caused by inflammation, pressure or overreaction of the nerves that send impulses from a specific part of the body to the brain. Determining a specific diagnosis or cause requires a medical eval. ...Read more

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Hard lump on lower top calf after injury (occured 3 weeks ago) not painful. Bruising is gone should I see a doctor?

Hard lump on lower top calf after injury (occured 3 weeks ago) not painful. Bruising is gone should I see a doctor?

Hematoma: This lump may be an organized blood clot under the skin from bleeding that occurred when bruised. Most dissolve but some remain as fibrous material and can be removed surgically if troublesome. See your physician if you have further concerns. ...Read more

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Large unexplained calf bruise. Back of leg. Stiff leg at times. Pea sized lump under skin. Slightly swollen lower calf. Had bruise 5 days. Serious?

Large unexplained calf bruise. Back of leg. Stiff leg at times. Pea sized lump under skin. Slightly swollen lower calf. Had bruise 5 days. Serious?

Sounds like: Ruptured tendon, but you need to see a doctor to make sure that it is not thrombophlebitis, especially if you have risk factors such as birth control pills, smoking, protracted immobility, or recent surgery. This can lead to a pulmonary embolus, a potentially life threatening problem. ...Read more

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Housemate, 55, hit calf with bike pedal 4 days ago. Formed painful, hard lump, little bruising. Now ankle below is purple and puffy. Low income. Advise?

Housemate, 55, hit calf with bike pedal 4 days ago. Formed painful, hard lump, little bruising. Now ankle below is purple and puffy. Low income. Advise?

Dependent bruising.: When you injure the leg, the blood from the bruising can travel down the fascial plans and end up forming a bruise lower in the leg. A simple answer to this could be a support stocking or even an ace wrap. If he has pain in the calf or what feels like a hard chord in the calf he should be checked out for the possibility of a blood clot. ...Read more

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Sore bruise and lump on calf. Haven't slipped or hit anything. Veins showing near it. Very sore to touch?

Sore bruise and lump on calf. Haven't slipped or hit anything. Veins showing near it. Very sore to touch?

See a doctor: If you have an inherited problem with your veins, one of then could be inflamed. This is called thrombophlebitis. See a vein specialist: www. Phlebology. Org or referral from your doctor for venous ultrasound of your leg. Compression stockings, ice to area and elevate leg when sitting until you get in asap. ...Read more

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I hit my leg 2 weeks ago. Bruise is gone but now I can feel a lump where the bruise was. Should I be worried?

I hit my leg 2 weeks ago. Bruise is gone but now I can feel a lump where the bruise was. Should I be worried?

Not worried, but: It could be a hematoma or a subcutaneous nodule previously there and coincidentally traumatized causing you to now focus on the area. To be safe don't worry, but have your doctor take a look and advise you. ...Read more

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I fell and hit my leg on the stairs lastweek and there a bruise and a huge lump that won't go away, should I be concerned?  

I fell and hit my leg on the stairs lastweek and there a bruise and a huge lump that won't go away, should I be concerned?  

Hematoma?: This could be a hematoma, which is essentially a black-and-blue mark that's a bit deeper under the skin. Whereas black-and-blue marks spread in two dimensions, a hematoma grows in three dimensions so can feel like a lump under the skin. If your leg is not diffusely swollen then a DVT is probably not a concern. Warm soaks to this area may help. ...Read more

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Iv found a lump on the crease at the top of my left leg its painfull to touch and looks like its formed a bruise should I be worried?

Iv found a lump on the crease at the top of my left leg its painfull to touch and looks like its formed a bruise should I be worried?

Lymph node: May be an infected lymph gland which drains the leg & pelvic area. Could develop an abscess. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I got a big dark bruise on leg with lighter colored lump in the middle. Hasn't improved in 4 days. No pain except when touching the lump. What to do?

I got a big dark bruise on leg with lighter colored lump in the middle. Hasn't improved in 4 days. No pain except when touching the lump. What to do?

"Normal bruising": It's likely that you bumped into something but didn't pay it any mind. The lump is probably a small area of bleeding (hematoma). This area will slowly resolve with the bluish color turning yellowish and then disappearing. No specific treatment is needed. This type of bruising is common in the lower extremities. If you have frequent development of bruises you should see your physician. ...Read more

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I have a painful lump on my lower leg above my anke. No bruising, just a lump.?

I have a painful lump on my lower leg above my anke. No bruising, just a lump.?

Probably not serious: It is most likely either a ganglion cyst
or a lipoma
if it grows, or becomes symptomatic you
should be seen.
If it is a ganglion, it can be aspirated to
both confirm the diagnosis and remove it. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my right outer thigh under a bruise. Its hurts to even touch it. And my leg is very warm all the time. Should I get seen?

I have a lump on my right outer thigh under a bruise. Its hurts to even touch it. And my leg is very warm all the time. Should I get seen?

Yes you should: A painful lump under bruises can be just collection of blood or injured muscle but because its red you want to make sure its not infected so its better to have it checked
good luck ...Read more

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Dropped long table against my leg 16 days ago. Still have bruise, lump and feels hot to the touch. Also, some surface numbness. Is that normal?

Dropped long table against my leg 16 days ago. Still have bruise, lump and feels hot to the touch. Also, some surface numbness. Is that normal?

Could be: You may have actually bruised the bone and/or hurt the nerve. "bone bruising" and swelling can cause compression on the nerve and cause the numbness. You can see your doctor if it persists, but these injuries can take a while to to resolve. ...Read more

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Cut/bruised my leg in July quite badly. It appeared to have cleared but I have recently noticed a lump/bump where I injured it. Should I be worried?

Cut/bruised my leg in July quite badly. It appeared to have cleared but I have recently noticed a lump/bump where I injured it. Should I be worried?

Observe, don't worry: If the area is not tender or red, it is likely not worrisome. Sometimes when healing the body will develop clumps of fibrous or scar tissue, not harmful. Ball of fat (lipomas) and cysts can also cause bumps under the skin. Unless infected (usually indicated by soreness and/or redness) no intervention necessary. ...Read more

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I have had a painful lump on my outer lower leg for about a week now. There is no bruising, just a lump. It is painful but I have no insurance at the moment. Should I be worried?

Probably not serious: It is most likely either a ganglion cyst
or a lipoma
if it grows, or becomes symptomatic you
should be seen.
If it is a ganglion, it can be aspirated to
both confirm the diagnosis and remove it. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Exam needed: The lump may be a fatty tumor (benign lipoma), tiny hernia through a muscle, protuberant vein or a wen, but since it is now bruised and sore, an examination is needed for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more