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I have a deep muscle bruise in my calf. What is the best treatment?

I have a deep muscle bruise in my calf. What is the best treatment?

Cold followed by hea: In the acute phase, right after the bruise, you should put cold compress on the area, intermittently for about four hours to lessen the bleeding and swelling. After the first day you should put hot/warm compresses to increase blood flow and resolve the injury. Do not take Aspirin or related medications in the acute phase. ...Read more

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Hematoma (Definition)

A condition in which there has been bleeding between the scalp and the skull, and the blood is trapped under the scalp, forming a blood-filled bulge. Can usually ...Read more


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I have a deep muscle bruise in my calf. What is the best treatment to relieve pain and stiffness?

I have a deep muscle bruise in my calf. What is the best treatment to relieve pain and stiffness?

Muscle bruise Rx: Heat and gentle stretching exercises. When you are pain free, you can start strengthening and slowly return to you normal sports activities. Also otc ibuprophen or Naproxen - assuing you can safely take nsaids. ...Read more

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Occasionally a blood vessel in my lower leg ruptures & it stings, a lump forms that is very painful to the touch & appearance of a bruise.?

Occasionally a blood vessel in my lower leg ruptures & it stings, a lump forms that is very painful to the touch & appearance of a bruise.?

Question?: Not sure what the question is you are asking. However, this can happen. Doesn't necessarily mean anything bad but it can certainly hurt. You may need to consider some type of compression socks/hose. ...Read more

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I got stung by a yellow jacket 6 days ago on my lower ankle and my leg is swelled up to my knee and is very ichy and red. There is also a bruise about 4 inches around the sting on all sides. I been icing all day and night but the swelling hasn't gotten be

I got stung by a yellow jacket 6 days ago on my lower ankle and my leg is swelled up to my knee and is very ichy and red. There is also a bruise about 4 inches around the sting on all sides. I been icing all day and night but the swelling hasn't gotten be

Angioedema: You have allergic reaction to yellow jacket bite. It caused Angioedema and itching. It has been six days and swelling is still there. Stinger may be still there if it was honeybee. You can take over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for itching&consult your doctorYou will need rx and advice for future stings if it ever happens as it can give you bad reaction. You will need epipen to prevent acute reaction/Breath ...Read more

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Bruise on leg from a fall on a scooter, what is the treatment how long does the pain last there is no swelling, just discoloration?

Bruise on leg from a fall on a scooter, what is the treatment how long does the pain last there is no swelling, just discoloration?

Pain: It depends whether you bruised your muscle oly or had a bone bruise as well. Initiallt iwould use ice packs to reduce the swelling. After 48 hours I would start using hot packs especially if you have only muscle involvement. A bone bruise may take up to 2 months to heal. Discolorationmay take up to a month to clear depending on how ectensive the bruise is. ...Read more

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Recently a leg injury gave me a giant bruise. A previous bruise caused the skin to open and I had to have wound care. Do not take blood thinners/no diabetes. Is there anyway I can promote healing?

Recently a leg injury gave me a giant bruise. A previous bruise caused the skin to open and I had to have wound care. Do not take blood thinners/no diabetes. Is there anyway I can promote healing?

Cover the wound: Research has shown that healing is promoted by maintaining an occluded, moist environment. If the wound has drainage you should place a product which absorbs it such as an Alginate, if it is too dry place a gell like Silvasorb. Keep it occluded with gauze or other products for 2-3 days and keep the area clean. ...Read more

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Have stinging and itching at my anus, are these signs that my anal tear is healing?

Have stinging and itching at my anus, are these signs that my anal tear is healing?

Anal fissure: Stinging and itching are more likely to by sign/symptom of fungal irritation. Okay to use anti-fungal powder. Okay to get evaluated by your doc. You may need an exam under anesthesia to get accurate diagnosis and plan of care. Correct constipation with bowel regimen. Be well. ...Read more

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Hematoma in calf from being hit by puck, what to do?

Hematoma in calf from being hit by puck, what to do?

Compression: Will help a hematoma in the healing phase. Rest, elevation, massage and ice packs are also useful. Check with your doctor for detailed treatment options! ...Read more

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Hematoma pain in calf what type of doctor to see for this?

Physician: First consult your family physician who can evaluate your condition and refer to appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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Should a calf hematoma be wrapped?

Should a calf hematoma be wrapped?

Needs looked at: Need to know how it occurred, if you are on blood thinners etc. Need to see the hematoma itself, it might need drained. ...Read more

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What risks are invovled inaspirating a hematoma in the calf muscle?

What risks are invovled inaspirating a hematoma in the calf muscle?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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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

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I have a hematoma, injury 4 days ago, with a blueish foot and calf. Leg is somewhat yellowish. How should I treat it?

I have a hematoma, injury 4 days ago, with a blueish foot and calf. Leg is somewhat yellowish. How should I treat it?

Rest.: Elevation, rest and intermittent moist heat applications may speed your recovery up.
If a concern develops you may need to consult with a family practitioner. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.?

Be seen: It is possible that you sustained a bone contusion to the tibia, which sometimes takes longer than 6 weeks to resolve. Consider being seen to make sure the hematoma has not become infected or that you may have developed a blood clot. Be followed until resolution occurs. ...Read more

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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.?

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.?

Hematoma: If there is a blood collection in the calf and an ultrasound has ruled out a phlebitis, applying heat to the calf would help break down the hematoma. If it becomes too firm and hardens producing a tender lump, it may have to be removed by a surgeon making a small incision. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Pain spreading from below my knee at the back to the front and the rest of the back of my calf feels like a stinging sensation?

Leg pain: It appears that your discomfort isn't arrising within the knee joint itself. If that's the case, and if there's no history of leg strain, calf muscle inflammation or phlebitis are concerns. See your physician if there's persistent calf pain, swelling or tenderness. ...Read more

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Sharp stinging pain in my Achilles tendon not my calf. This after many months of power walking. Pain is great but only lasts for a few seconds.

Sharp stinging pain in my Achilles tendon not my calf. This after many months of power walking. Pain is great but only lasts for a few seconds.

Rest: Sounds like you have tendinitis. You should give it some time to recover rest, use ice and try some nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications if you don't get better over a period of 10 to 14 days you should probably be examined ...Read more

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I wore a compression sleeve real tight one day at work on my leg due to a calf tear. Couldve I damaged a nerve? Cause im feeling occasional stinging.

I wore a compression sleeve real tight one day at work on my leg due to a calf tear. Couldve I damaged a nerve? Cause im feeling occasional stinging.

Temporary: Compressive sleeves can cause compression of nerve (s) in the leg which may result in " tingling" (parasthesias). This will usually improve w/ time. If it doesn't then see your physician. Good luck! ...Read more