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Ecchymoses (Definition)

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Why is my leg bruising up after severe ankle sprain?

Why is my leg bruising up after severe ankle sprain?

Blood: Blood travels and spreads around the area of injury. It can go down all the way to the toes and if you've been elevating the leg, it can track upwards as well. Nothing to worry about. It will turn several pretty colors before it's done. ...Read more

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Extremely painful leg bruising without injury. Doctor says blood count is normal. What could this be?

Extremely painful leg bruising without injury. Doctor says blood count is normal. What could this be?

Rule out ... : I want to be very sure this is not gas gangrene or one of the flesh-eating staph or strep. I did not examine you so i cannot tell, but these may give a normal blood count. Return at once if you seem to be getting worse. ...Read more

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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. ?

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

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2 groin lymph nodes excised both dermatopathic lymphadenitis. Now another prominent one in groin and bruising only in right leg. Bruising comes&shoes?

2 groin lymph nodes excised both dermatopathic lymphadenitis. Now another prominent one in groin and bruising only in right leg. Bruising comes&shoes?

Lymphadenitis only??: Get a second opinion on the slide review and have a hematology consult exam you completely. Hopefully everything all will work out in the end. ...Read more

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My friend has leukemia and has stabbing pains in his legs and bruising along his spine. What could these things be a sign of?

You don't guess: your friend should see his ( or her ) oncologist , doctor will not tell you the cause with out patient permission ...Read more

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Sprained my ankle 2 weeks ago. I have a tight pulling feeling near the bottom of the leg. No bruising or swelling left. ?

Sprained my ankle 2 weeks ago. I have a tight pulling feeling near the bottom of the leg. No bruising or swelling left. ?

Sounds like: the tendons are inflamed. typically the tendons at the back inside and outside of your ankle will get irritated after an ankle sprain. take nsaids, ice and stretch. also an ankle support goes a long way. your ankle will loosen up but can take 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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I have a big knot in hollow above collarbone. I also have petechaie on chest and legs and bruising but platelets are 250 ... I have extreme shoulder ?

I have a big knot in hollow above collarbone.  I also have petechaie on chest and legs and bruising but platelets are 250 ... I have extreme shoulder ?

See hematologist: Platelets are not the only agents affecting clotting. One must also check if they are working as well. It is time to consult a hematologist to find out the cause. ...Read more

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Hi i think I have a hairline fracture. My leg is bruising badly, it also feels tingly and numb, and i can barely walk on it. Any help?

Hi i think I have a hairline fracture. My leg is bruising badly, it also feels tingly and numb, and i can barely walk on it. Any help?

No Wt on it-Xray: Swelling and bruising causes the nerves to be compressed, this produces numbness along with the all the other processes of inflammation. This should get an x-ray. The only way for this to be treated properly is to find out the extent of injury. It is always good to start with rice-rest-ice, compression, and elevation. ...Read more

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Told DVT ruled out from blood test & probably muscle pain is this right? Varicose veins in 1 leg with bruising. Throbbing above bruises under knee.

Told DVT ruled out from blood test & probably muscle pain is this right? Varicose veins in 1 leg with bruising. Throbbing above bruises under knee.

Venous reflux test: Recommend that you look into your vein disease further w/ a venous reflux ultrasound test to assess your varicose veins & to look into venous insufficiency as a possible cause. An ultrasound can also assess for other possibilities such as ruptured Baker's cyst, hematoma, or tumor such as sarcoma. If US negative then consider a MRI of the leg joints / muscle. Could also be nerves or inflammatory. ...Read more

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I have more than 20 mosquito bites on my leg and it's bruising?

I have more than 20 mosquito bites on my leg and it's bruising?

Topical treatment: Use cold compresses and caladryl. Try and stay indoors and away from mosquitos for a few days while they heal. ...Read more

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Still Bruising legs and thighs already saw hernatologist any suggestions??

 Still Bruising legs and thighs already saw hernatologist any suggestions??

STILL BRUISING: GET A COMPLETE CHECK UP INCLUDING LOTS OF BLOOD WORK. COULD ALL THIS BE DUE TO SOME PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEM? IF SO, SEE A PSYCHOLOGIST . . . BEST LUCK! ...Read more

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Can leg cramps cause bruising?

Can leg cramps cause bruising?

Generally not: 'routine' muscle cramping is not linked to bruising.However if u stained a muscle(partially tore it) then the bruising and swelling which can occur is sometimes associated w/involuntary muscle cramping.Good luck! ...Read more

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I've noticed lately that my legs have been bruising without an injury and tonight I noticed 5 small bruises on my upper left thigh. Is this normal?

I've noticed lately that my legs have been bruising without an injury and tonight I noticed 5 small bruises on my upper left thigh. Is this normal?

You need to get: to a healthcare provider to check some blood tests, including platelet function studies and coagulation studies. If you are taking aspirin or some other platelet medicine, then that would explain your bruising. Certain vitamin deficiencies including vitamin K can cause bruising. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I am pregnant and anemic. My legs are randomly bruising, will this affect my baby in any way?

I am pregnant and anemic. My legs are randomly bruising, will this affect my baby in any way?

Anemia could: The bruising is most likely normal but could be related to blood problems and may need to be evaluated. Anemia is most commonly from iron deficiency during pregnancy and can be treated with supplements. If the deficiency is severe you may need IV iron therapy or transfusion. Talk to your OB about the severity and necessary treatments. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

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