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I have sore bruise halfway across the back of my knee. I noticed it yesterday after feeling sore pain. I did not injury it. Could this be a blood clot?

I have sore bruise halfway across the back of my knee. I noticed it yesterday after feeling sore pain. I did not injury it. Could this be a blood clot?

Blood clot?: doubtful. Have you been traveling? need more history to guide you. Perform a virtual consult to get more information and be able to help you. ...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 am 24 and generally a healthy person. I fell down a flight of stairs on my butt and have a huge bruise on my butt. Can I get a blood clot ?

I am 24 and generally a healthy person. I fell down a flight of stairs on my butt and have a huge bruise on my butt.  Can I get  a blood clot ?

Not likely: The huge bruise is blood under the skin - in the soft tissue of the buttocks. Pockets of blood (hematoma) can also form under the skin. The kind of clots most people are concerned about are the ones that can go to the lungs. This is a deep venous thrombosis (dvt). Unless your fall has made you immobile or you have leg swelling on one side, then DVT is unlikely. ...Read more

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When to get a hematoma blood clot drained? I took a hard fall over 3 weeks ago. Bruise is gone, but large lump is getting painful again. Is it a clot?

When to get a hematoma blood clot drained? I took a hard fall over 3 weeks ago. Bruise is gone, but large lump is getting painful again. Is it a clot?

Maybe,maybe not: Some of the bruises over bony prominences (shin, hip, etc) form a calcified (bony) mass that can take months to gradually resolve. Clots tend to break down and be absorbed into the vessels servicing those tissues. Your pcp can examine and see what this is doing. Most recommend avoiding clot drainage when possible as the maneuver can introduce infection into deep tissues. ...Read more

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What are blood clots and how do you know if you have them in your legs? Do they look like bruises ? Can you get them from bc pills

What are blood clots and how do you know if you have them in your legs? Do they look like bruises ? Can you get them from bc pills

Blood clots legs: Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) are blood clots in the deep venous system of the legs, usually lower legs. Leg with DVT may be swollen, red, painful or there may be no symptoms at all. Risk factors include sitting/immobility for a long time, blood clotting disorder, pregnancy/birth control pills, smoking, being overweight, and many others. If you think you have dvt, go to emergency room right away. ...Read more

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My lower left shin is tender and I get aches at night and in the morning mostly when I am resting what can cause this?blood clot?

My lower left shin is tender and I get aches at night and in the morning mostly when I am resting what can cause this?blood clot?

Shin pain: if you are having pain on the front of your shin its very unlikely to be a blood clot. The main blood vessels run in the back of the leg. You might have over strained your muscles, or have a mineral deficiency which is causing pain in your leg. ...Read more

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Can a bruise turn into a blood clot?

Can a bruise turn into a blood clot?

Not exactly: A bruise is blood in the tissue near the surface in general so you see it.
It is "clotted" but localized and will resolve/ resorb over a week or two.
A black eye is an example. ...Read more

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How fast after a severe bruise can a blood clot form?

How fast after a severe bruise can a blood clot form?

fast enough: Severity can trigger blot formation or hematoma esp. If you take blood thinner. ...Read more

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What can I do if my bruise turned hard, is it a blood clot?

What can I do if my bruise turned hard, is it a blood clot?

Hmm hard to say: Could be a hematoma. Could be a mass. If you are concerned see a doctor. Any blood clot in the lower extremities could migrate to yuor lung although i think it is unlikely. ...Read more

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What is the difference between bruises and blood clots?

What is the difference between bruises and blood clots?

Location: Blood clots occurs within blood vessels, when liquid blood solidifies. Outside of blood vessels, thiscollection is called a hematoma. A bruise occrs when capillaries are damaged and blood seeps out, usually after blunt trauma. Less severe than either of the above. ...Read more

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I ran into something got a severe round bruise with a hard knot in middle and it hurts .Can I have a blood clot or harm me?

I ran into something got a severe round bruise with a hard knot in middle and it hurts .Can I have a blood clot or harm me?

Bruising: It is likely a simple contusion. If you are experiencing any pain out of the ordinary, or any other symptoms such as light headedness, or fatigue, it is best that you have the area examined by a physician. ...Read more

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Does a blood clot in leg feel like bruise?

Does a blood clot in leg feel like bruise?

Maybe: At times it can, but it may have no symptoms. Check with your doctor is you are prone to these in your past of family. ...Read more

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Blood clots in shin from bruise?

Possible: If your chin injury was bad enough to cause some swelling of the leg that could pressure the veins and cause blood clots. ...Read more

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Brother kicked me in leg really hard big bruise can this cause blood clot?

Brother kicked me in leg really hard big bruise can this cause blood clot?

Can you walk?: If you have no underlying illness and can walk about, you are not likely to get a blood clot.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I think I have a bruise on my leg. How do I tell the difference between a blood clot and a bruise?

I think I have a bruise on my leg. How do I tell the difference between a blood clot and a bruise?

Clots are deeper: A bruise you can see on the skin. A clot, especially a significant one is in the deep veins and is not visible. ...Read more

Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


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