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Causes Of Bruise On My Left Leg
I keep getting random bruises on the back of my left leg but I know I have not hit it on anything. Is there anything that can cause this?
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
The back of my left leg is very swollen since last month and very tender. Have gone to many doctors but can't find out the cause. Where should I go?
I have a what I think might be a bruise on my left leg the size of a quarter. And it has small purple spider veins around it, but hard to see? Why?
Two possibilities: It is common to find a bruise on the leg and yet not remember the injury that caused it. This becomes more common with age and with the use of Aspirin and other anticoagulants. If the bruise persists, it may not be a bruise but a cluster of dilated capillaries known as telangectasias. These are caused by backflow through an incompetant deep vein and are treated by laser or sclerotherapy. ...Read more
6 days ago I was skating and fell. I now have a bruise on my left leg just below my knee. And where it bruised there's numbness. Should I be concerned?
You probably injured or compressed a nerve (bruise causing compression) when you fell, which in turn is causing the numbness. This should improve as the bruising subsides. If it gets worse or you have extreme pain or difficulty walking, see your doctor. In the meantime take advil (ibuprofen) or Ibuprofen to help with pain and to decrease swelling.
Take care. ...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
What does it mean if you have a bruise on the top of your left leg? I did trip on something yesterday but didn't hurt myself so it might not be that.
Bruises are indications that there is bleeding underneath the skin or within the skin due to ruptured blood vessels. The dark color you are seeing is due to the color of blood and the iron that is in your red blood cells. Bruises are most commonly due to trauma but can occur spontaneously in some medical conditions. More info for you: http://wb. Md/1zrjW36 Hope this helps. ...Read more
Some trauma?: Bruises are from blood leaking out of capillaries (tiny blood vessels) in the skin. Having bruises means there was trauma to the area. If there was no trauma, the bruises mean either the blood vessels are abnormally fragile and break easily, there are too few platelets to help blood clot, or the blood is "thin" and not clotting fast enough. A doctor's evaluation may be needed to figure things out. ...Read more
1-6 weeks.: Bruising is simply blood under the skin. Gravity will typically pull it down to your ankles. Swelling is also common. Think of it as a temporary tattoo. It could take 1-6 weeks for your body to absorb it. ...Read more
I have random bruising on my left leg. I know it's not from bumping into things. Should I be concerned?
Depends: A single episode of bruising is not usually an issue. Repeittive brusing in various locations with minimal trauma may represent a blood problem with clotting. Chronic brusiing in a single location that does not resolve may represent an underling soy tissue tumor. If this occurs have it checked. ...Read more
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?
Discovered two unexplained bruises, one on each leg on the opposite sides of each other. Right leg looks better, left leg looks worse. Possibilities?
Had a burning itching sensation outer side of left leg near knee in the bend of leg off and on now there is a bruise? Gym? Standing at work all day?
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.?
Wierd pain in thigh area of left leg. What are possible issues. In upper left leg in just the front of leg. It is a twisting feeling simular to a carliehorse only worse. It burns, bruises
As with most pain conditions, there can be a variety of potential problems that can cause the pain that you are describing. It is difficult to diagnose with the short description given and without a proper physical examination. Pain is often a sign of inflammation. Inflammation often occurs when something is irritated. Irritation occurs from a variety of different things.
If the pain does not improve, you should see someone who is qualified to make an appropriate diagnosis. This may be nerve related, spine related, or something else.
As always, I would highly suggest you do your research when seeking medical help. Find a physician who meets, or even better, exceeds the basic qualifications to practice in their specific field or sub-specialty. ...Read more
I developed one small red bump on my left leg near my ankle that turned into a red bruise like mark 24 hours after its onset. What could it be?
Bug or spider bite: Having a doctor examine it will help determine what it is and starting appropriate treatment can prevent secondary infection. Good luck! ...Read more
I am having unexplained leg bruising on my right leg and bruises that look like lines on my left leg. I work on my feet all day. I am 33 years old.?
Visit your doctor:
Bruises on your skin, if they are real, need a medical check up by your doctor. Bruises means bleeding in the skin which is unlikely but only a medical exam can make this diagnosis
Sometimes it can be abnormal (varicose) veins due to prolonged STANDING.
ONLY A MEDICAL CHECK UP WILL ALLOW PROPER DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT. ...Read more
Has a dark red bruise like spot on left leg shin area 6"long 3" wide he thinks its from motor oil it has been there a while and hasn't been checked.?
Knee swollen after long time working on them, then side of knee bruised on thigh, then foot swelled and looks bruised, what happened? Left leg
Ruptured Baker cyst: Possibly a ruptured Baker cyst. Please see Dr soon to confirm. ...Read more
Pain in left leg on the side above ankle cold to touch and leg swelling and pain in calf and I get blue bruises on my calf without injury what is caus?
? from Advil (ibuprofen): I am not really sure what is going on. You should see a doctor for a definitive answer. ...Read more
I have the flu and today I noticed that my left leg has broken out in purple bruises that are throbbing. Should I be worried?
Yes: Yes. Concerned enough to see your primary care MD. ...Read more
Non occlusive blood clot left leg. Got in shower, slipped on shower mat, hit left shin against shower rail. Bruise and and slight bump. Dislodge possib?
Possible: Clots below the knee only usually do not cause symptoms or significant problem even if they dislodge as they are too small to cause. Some experts do not even recommend blood thinners for this kind of clots as they often dissolve on their own. You should continue full activity as normal as this hastens improvement. If you have a lot of symptoms then short course of blood thinner is seasonable.. ...Read more
What is the sound I hear in calf, sounds kind of crackly. Was in car accident 1 week ago bruised, but I can walk on it? Is also numb in this small area about 1 1/2", inside calf on left leg, slight pain sometimes, is not swollen
Hematoma: May be resolving squishy hematoma under the bruised area. ...Read more
I have been experiencing aching in my left leg it is often worse during and after my period, there is no swelling bruising of change in colour?
Leg Pain and Menses: You might want to read http://www. Ehow. Com/about_5483807_causes-pain-legs-during-menstruation. Html. Thigh and leg pain is not uncommon during the pre menstrual and menstrual phases of your cycle, and as long as the pain seems to be linked to your period, I would not be concerned. Some pms otc drugs you can buy at the pharmacy purport to alleviate this and other pre- menstrual side effects. ...Read more
Lower left leg pain. Sharp but doesn't hinder anything. No known bruising. Just above shin but it isn't on the bone so not shin splints I think?
Could be Shin splint: Shin splints are not necessarily on the bone. What happens is that the muscle belly gets pulled from the bone, but the pain can be palpated on the muscle itself. Have to know why, what activity were you doing, etc. Rest, ice area and see if pain goes away. If not, seek medical attention. ...Read more
Other night woke up n whole left leg was numb and part of my back. My legs r bothering me so much and feet r red all the time. Bruises on thighs?
My wife has lower back pain. There is swelling in her lower back, no bruises or redness. She also complained of numbness and pain in her left leg?
1 large blackish bruise in same spot behind both knees. Some pain in left leg. No swelling. Could it be a blood clot?
Unlikely: Risk factors that increase the chance of blood clot include sitting for long periods of time (low blood flow), smoking, having personal or family history of clots, birth control or pregnancy, inflammatory diseases (eg Crohns or rheumatoid arthritis). The only way to know for sure is by ultrasound. If the pain on the left worsens or swelling begins to occur, then reasonable to see a physician. ...Read more
Bruised spot on lower left leg. Gradually getting bigger and darker. Shooting pain to ankle and 3 & 4 toe. Swelling constantly.
You didn't mention: How it all started, but you need to get medical help immediately if it's spreading! Don't delay. Bruises don't grow, but spider bites with venom do, and especially causing pain. Put ice on it now, elevate it. NO running, and go to the ER and get some medical help on this. Does not sound like it's going away on it's own. ...Read more
I have varicose veins in my left leg. Tonight is realized one is more swollen and looks bruised. Should I contact my doctor or just keep my leg up?
I have bad vericous veins in left leg, hit in leg with lotion bottle bad bruises, cont. To be sore and bruised inc. Pin point after 2 weeks hx of PE?
Hematoma: You probably burst a varicose vein causing a lot of blood that is trying to resolve itself but it is taking a while because there was so much of it. You are on several things that should minimize risk of PE but would aggravate something like this. Put warm compresses on it, move around as much as possible but put the leg up when you are not moving around to reduce pressure on the veins. Gd luck ...Read more
Banged left leg 3 inches below knee on the inner side on a hydrant. Swelled up, no bruise, can walk fine How can I tell if there's a little fracture?
I been having this throbbing pain in my left leg above the knee towards my inner thigh. When I press on it, it feels like my muscle is bruising inside?
Lipomas in right popliteal fossa, first pain & bruising, then noticed lump. Diagnosed via ultrasound. Now same thing, same location, left leg. Normal?
Lipoma: Lipomas are common, benign, fatty tumors or masses that can become symptomatic, especially in tight anatomic locations like joints and pressure points. Okay to check in with your doc about surgical removal and referral to local surgeon. ...Read more
I'm having really strange pain in my left leg. It ususally hurts most at night, it doesn't feel like a muscle strain and there's no bruising or swelling it just hurts so much then suddenly disappears. It doesn't have to do anything with my movements it just r
See your doc: See your primary care doctor for an examination. ...Read more
Hi I have easy bruising in my hand and leg today I have in my left leg between my two and heel and my hip and outer right leg is also swollen painfull?
Platelet/clotting DO: Need to r/o disorders of platelets-the one of the 3 cells in blood, meant for acheiving bleeding control by forming a cell plug by adherence and sealing the bleeding vessel site-at microscopic level. 2ndly-clotting proteins deficiencies can cause bleeding tendency. Drugs like aspi-rin cause easy bleeding bec. They decrease platlet adhesiveness. Frail skin from steroid use-local or by mouth, can ...Read more
D-dimer normal, but now I have shooting pain down left leg bruising around ankle and swelling. Bad chest pain stabbing pain in left shoulder blade.
Consistent almost charlie horse pain general left leg vein pain and tenderness when laying down. 3 days, additional left foot bruise feeling walking.
Have a little lump on lower left leg with a discoloration on top of it. Tender when I touch it. What is it?
Skin lump: There are many possibilities. You should see your doctor or a dermatologist to evaluate the lesion. The dermatologist will decide if a biopsy is needed to establish a definitive diagnosis. Treatment, if any is needed, will depend on what the diagnosis turns out to be. ...Read more
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