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Calf Hematoma Recovery Time
I have a bruise mid calf that's been there for months now, some time it fades and some times it's darker but it's always a little sore. Worry?
I have a re occurring bruise on the back of my left leg just below calf muscle. Lasts 3-5 days. No injury. No pain. More black than blue. 3rd time.?
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
I was bent down for a short period of time n now I have had a numb spot on my calf for 2 days...Y is that? I am a 23 fem. It also has a bruise there.
Gastrocnemius: Possibly ruptured some calf muscle fibers aka gastrocnemius. No specific treatment. ...Read more
After getting hit in the calf with a softball 4 days ago, it still hurts. Could there be a hematoma?
Yes: Yes, a hematoma is likely. It is just a collection of blood in the muscle/under the skin that occurs due to a broken blood vessel. A more serious possibility is a blood clot. If the leg is warm and/or red, you could have a blood clot that could be serious. You can have a blood test (called a d-dimer) to rule out the possiblity or an ultrasound can be done. Anti-inflammatories may help the pain. ...Read more
Hematoma aspiration: Aspirating a hematoma is primary risky because of introducing an infection, although the risk is very low. If the hematoma is painful and makes it difficult to walk, it's probably worth the risk, otherwise the body can probably absorb it over time.... ...Read more
I've torn my calf, 2nd degree, 4 weeks ago. I now have a hematoma of 10cmx3cmx4cm. It does not seem to be absorbed. Should I get it drained? How?
Probably: The best thing would be to consult an orthopedist. ...Read more
Physician: First consult your family physician who can evaluate your condition and refer to appropriate specialist. ...Read more
Hi, I've had a grapefruit sized hematoma in between my calf and my shin for about 2 months. It's become more painful. Is it infected?
Be checked: I would sure have it looked at. A simple hematoma should be well resorted before two months. It does suggest there may be something more going on. ...Read more
What can I do to dissolve a hematoma on right calf after a avm embolization? It's located next to the procedure sight I'm doing stretching, exercising
Injection site?: Was a catheter inserted into your artery? Is the hematoma from leakage at the site of injection? Then you must be careful that the injection site has healed properly. Do not do excessive stretching until you know for sure. Initial ice then subsequent warm soaks usually helps the usual hematoma. Have your doctor check out the site carefully. ...Read more
I have a hematoma, injury 4 days ago, with a blueish foot and calf. Leg is somewhat yellowish. How should I treat it?
Pain off and on in thigh, calf. No warmness. Had a superficial hematoma on shin. But is gone now. Could pain b from that? How long wud leghurt it clot?
Get checked: If you have leg pain and swelling, especially if taking birth control pills and smoking, then very important to get clinical checkup as soon as possible. Hope that helps. ...Read more
I have a hematoma on my shin. It makes my entire calf and foot swell by the end of each day. It throbs constantly. It's been there for 6 weeks.?
My husband had an injury in calf Doctor said he has a hematoma there is still a ball in the calf. They also made sure he did not have blood clot.?
2 weeks ago I fractured my fibula (dw type b2) calf was tender & had hematoma & swelling. Today chest pains started. I am a smoker. Should I be worried?
Yes - attn needed: There is the possibility of a post traumatic thrombo phlebitis in your leg, with resulting recent pulmonary embolus to the lungs.....A prompt visit is needed to a physician and possible hospitalization; lung scan needed to differentiate acute pulmonary embolus from any chronic lung changes from cigarette smoking. See a physician promptly. ...Read more
I got my leg stuck in a chair about a month ago and had a really bad bruise on my leg. Every time I work out it swells really bad. What should I do?
See someone: It is not normal to have swelling with activity a month after a minor injury. You should be seen and examined. The possibilities include a missed fracture, a muscle hernia or a even a vascular issue (aneurysm, clot etc.). Only by an appropriate evaluation will you know the cause. ...Read more
Get it checked: You have a bruise on your leg for a long time. You should get it checked out. Sometimes a bruise gets hurt again and again. Sometimes an area under the skin is causing the bruise. Your doctor can examine it and may order tests or studies and get a better diagnosis. ...Read more
I bruise very easily and most of the times it doesn't fade away and gets hardened. I have almost 6 to 7 bruised areas on my leg. What is the problem?
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
Had dark, painful bruise on lower leg a month ago. Bruise is gone but there us still tenderness and discomfort at times.?
The bone may: Have been bruised and it takes a while for that tenderness to go away. Don't worry. ...Read more
I have had a bad bruise on my shin for just over a week now. There is still swelling and discoloured skin, every time I put weight on that leg it hurt?
BAD SHIN BRUISE:
KEEP THAT AFFECTED LEG ELEVATED AS LONG AS POSSIBLE.
IT WILL PROBABLY HURT FOR A FEW MORE DAYS, BUT AS LONG AS YOU KEEP IT RESTED AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, IT WILL HEAL MUCH FASTER.
DID YOU PCP SEE IT?
BEST LUCK TO YOU.
AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR QUESTION. ...Read more
Yes: Hematomas (bruises) can get bigger over a few days. Then they should stabilize and begin to resolve. ...Read more
You may have bumped into some thing and not realized it and it could result in a bruise or hematoma. If there is large hematoma without trauma, that would indicate a bleeding disorder.
Wish you good health! ...Read more
I found a painful bruise on the back of my calf two days ago. Each day it has gotten bigger and changing colors?
Better get checked: Can't infer anything from your description, except that it is getting worse, and that warrants examination by a doctor, good luck ...Read more
I was told that I had a deep tissue bruise in my calf about 7 years ago. It feels pretty similar to a knot, no discoloration. Is this normal?
Possibly.: If the muscle tissue there tears, it can bleed under the skin, and then eventually bruise. It should clear itself up in a couple of weeks. ...Read more
Many things: Small collection of blood, scar tissue or fatty tissue. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
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