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About a year ago i got a bruise on my lower leg and it is still there should I have it looked at by my dr. And what would be the cause of this?

About a year ago i got a bruise on my lower leg and it is still there should I have it looked at by my dr. And what would be the cause of this?

Yes: Several conditions could be at play: persistent ecchymosis- small repetitive trauma in a person with a clotting disorder postinflammatory hyperpigmentation- from allergic reactions, infections, phototoxic eruptions, , and inflammatory conditions. Cutaneous malignant melanoma endocrine and metabolic disease drug-induced pigmentation- side affect of certain drugs. ...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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What can cause selling in your lower leg. There is no discoloration, but some minor pain. There are no cuts or bruises. The swelling is not severe?

What can cause selling in your lower leg. There is no discoloration, but some minor pain. There are no cuts or bruises. The swelling is not severe?

Varicose veins: The heart pumps blood, under great pressure, out into the arteries, but the blood must return to the heart in veins, which are thinned walled. There is no pump on the return, vein side, and as we get older, some veins bulge and swell, and even leak fluid into the local skin. These are varicose veins and they may cause swelling or a bulge on the lower leg. Keep your legs up, and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can eczema (i have been scratching) be the cause of a rather big open sore on the front of lower leg? Leg swollen tender and red around the wound.

Can eczema (i have been scratching) be the cause of a rather big open sore on the front of lower leg? Leg swollen tender and red around the wound.

Don't scratch!: I know... That is much easier said than done. But it is still true. If it is bad , see a dr. Anyway, you do need to prevent infection. Wash delicately w/ warm water. Use antibiotic cream, cover lightly. After that is resolved, obtain as effective as possible cortisone ointment to keep the itching under control. Eczema can be very difficult to eradicate, but it can be controlled. Don't scratch! ...Read more

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My friend was lifting my exercise bike and it fell on my lower leg. now my leg is bruised and swollen and painful. can a bike break a leg fi drop on?

My friend was lifting my exercise bike and it fell on my lower leg. now my leg is bruised and swollen and painful. can a bike break a leg fi drop on?

Broken bike or Leg.: Well, anything is possible. Injuries are commonly treated by the RICE technique. Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. This is for the immediate care. To remove all doubt, an x-ray and professional evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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I smashed the car door on my lower leg and it is an open skin bruise. It happened 3 months ago, and is now double the size and is swollen. Any advice?

I smashed the car door on my lower leg and it is an open skin bruise. It happened 3 months ago, and is now double the size and is swollen. Any advice?

Let explain: It is possible you have hematoma (collection of blood) in that area sequence to the injury. Other thought could be having blood clots in the calf. Go and check it out . Good luck. ...Read more

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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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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more