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How long will a hematoma last and hurt? I've had it for 2 wks. It's on lower leg. Could it be blood clot. No swelling. Just bruised feeling.

How long will a hematoma last and hurt? I've had it for 2 wks. It's on lower leg. Could it be blood clot. No swelling. Just bruised feeling.

LE hematoma: If a skin deep hematoma you can see the " black and blue mark", if in muscle diagnosed by ultrasound. Can take up to a month or so depending on size. There are also bone bruises when the bone marrow gets edema, muscle sprains, and there are clots which can be quite dangerous as part can dislodge &move elsewhere like the lung. Please F/U w/doc/ER today may need sonongram ...Read more

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What are the treatments for Pigmentation on lower leg?

What are the treatments for Pigmentation on lower leg?

Cortisone cream: Cortisone cream is the most common tretment fro hyperpigmentation on the face a treatment is melanex (hydroquinone) ...Read more

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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

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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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Bitten by insect on lower leg in 4 sites. Swells red (thumb size) with brown center and itches. Treatments thus far contain but don't cure. Advice?

Bitten by insect on lower leg in 4 sites. Swells red (thumb size) with brown center and itches. Treatments thus far contain but don't cure. Advice?

I don't know: What you mean by "CURE"....Local antibiotic/antiitch creams may help but "TINCTURE OF TIME" is the only "CURE"!
If there is INFECTION however a systemic antibiotic may be needed.
Call your Primary Care Provider as soon as practicable!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I had a blister on lower leg that I popped, now has a bruise on both sides. Bruise darker in middle. Could it be insect bite and what do I need to do?

I had a blister on lower leg that I popped, now has a bruise on both sides. Bruise darker in middle. Could it be insect bite and what do I need to do?

Advice: It is tough to give advice over the computer without a diagnosis of what the area is. It is best for you to have it examined, and then thee treatment will follow specifically related to the actual diagnosis. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a large bruise on my lower leg that gets darker and more painful when I stand but decreases when the leg is elevated. I do have varicose vein issues. The bruise is now 2 weeks old and getting g worse not better?

I have a large bruise on my lower leg that gets darker and more painful when I stand but decreases when the leg is elevated. I do have varicose vein issues. The bruise is now 2 weeks old and getting g worse not better?

Venous return.: It would seem that your condition and symptoms are related to venous pressure. Standing slows the return, therefore the color intensifies. Elevation assists the return, therefore, the color fades. You need to see a vein specialist to see if there is an associated vessel problem or is the problem due to trauma. ...Read more

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Tight hamstring in soccer game. After 3 days bruise on hamstring and upper calf. Pain 7/10 in lower leg/calf. Wakes me up at night. Very active person?

Tight hamstring in soccer game. After 3 days bruise on hamstring and upper calf. Pain 7/10 in lower leg/calf. Wakes me up at night. Very active person?

Partial tear: Gentle stretching, and activity modification, ice, elevetion for 3 to 5 days. Pain can be severe for 1 week or so. No high impact activities for 2-3 weeks. May need physical therapy. Get an eval by your doctor. ...Read more

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Went to kick at door but lower leg hit wall instead. Intense pain and swelling is it a bruise or fracture?

Went to kick at door but lower leg hit wall instead. Intense pain and swelling is it a bruise or fracture?

Either: Is a possibility. If you strike your lower leg hard and it swells certainly the blood can come from soft tissue trauma to the muscles, tendons or even a ruptured blood vessel. If it is fractured you would likely know it as you would most likely not be able to walk. It depends also where you injured it on your leg. You can have a chip or non-displaced fracture that bleeds as well. Ice, nsaids etc. ...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.?

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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