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Doctor insights on: Spotted Bruises On Legs

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I hit my leg on my wood bed frame 5 inch above my knee it swelled not even 5 mins later its also bruised and spotty red should i be worried? Am i ok

I hit my leg on my wood bed frame 5 inch above my knee it swelled not even 5 mins later its also bruised and spotty red should i be worried? Am i ok

Sounds like: a traumatic supra-patella BURSITIS! ELEVATE Apply ICE/ and alternate with HEAT (see which helps more) You may need to consult with an ORTHOPEDIST if the symptoms persist! NOT TO WORRY the vast majority calm down after 24 hours! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymoses are bruises. Bruises are purple or red collections of blood under the skin that appear after blood vessels in the skin break, causing the blood to spread through the tissues ...Read more


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Bruised nerve in leg, should I be concerned?

Bruised nerve in leg, should I be concerned?

Depends: If symptoms are only sensory you can wait and watch. If there is paralysis of any muscles you should see a neurologist for its management. ...Read more

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Weird, itchy, bruised thing on my leg?

Weird, itchy, bruised thing on my leg?

Many possibilities: Without a picture or more info, this could be many many different things. ...Read more

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What would cause bruising in your legs?

What  would cause bruising in your legs?

Refer to answer: No bruising should occur in any leg, without a cause . The most common cause is injury. If you have bruise on your leg, and is not from an injury, it is a result of medical conditions. Please refer to your physician for further work up. ...Read more

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What's to be done about bruises on legs?

What's to be done about bruises on legs?

Bruise: For the first 24 hours, i would ice the effected area to minimize the spread of the bruise. After 48 hours, heat may be applied to allow the blood to disperse about the body. The amount of time it takes to heal is highly variable from person to person. ...Read more

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What would cause small bruises on the legs?

What would cause small bruises on the legs?

Trauma, others: Trauma localized to the area, blood disorders, clotting disorders, medications. Go see someone first, to see if the symptoms truly need further work up. ...Read more

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Why do I get bruises on my legs out of nowhere?

Why do I get bruises on my legs out of nowhere?

Bruising: 1. The presence of bruises may be seen in patients with platelet or coagulation (blood-clotting) disorders 2. Leukemia (a cancer of the blood or bone marrow and is characterized by an abnormal proliferation (production by multiplication) of blood cells, usually white blood cells) 3. Meningoccocal infection (meningococcal disease describes infections caused by the bacterium neisseria meningitis. ...Read more

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Iam getting weird bruises on my legs is that normal?

Iam getting weird bruises on my legs is that normal?

Not really: Bruising without any traumatic causes is not normal and should be further evaluated by your doctor. Unusual bruising can be an indication of another problem. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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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