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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

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I had a heavy garbage tote fall on my knee, there wasn't any bruising or swelling. It was 2 weeks ago, now I have pain when the knee is bent?

I had a heavy garbage tote fall on my knee, there wasn't any bruising or swelling. It was 2 weeks ago, now I have pain when the knee is bent?

Recommendation: My advice will be to make appointment with Doctor for evaluation of injured knee if pain will be longer than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Swelling below knee cap after fall. Small bruise above the swelling. Knee feels very tight. Do I need to have it checked out or ice and rest it?

Swelling below knee cap after fall. Small bruise above the swelling. Knee feels very tight. Do I need to have it checked out or ice and rest it?

If there is any: Fluid or blood in knee joint, yes, you need medical evaluation for sure. If it is just subcutaneous swelling, no. Only way to tell for sure is on physical exam by a doctor. So, yes, you need to have it checked out. ...Read more

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I had a direct fall on my knee on 12/26. Other than touching/pushing on it, there is no pain or problems walking or climbing/descending stairs. I can't kneel. There is no swelling or bruising. However, within a few minutes after the fall, I developed

I had a direct fall on my knee on 12/26. Other than touching/pushing on it, there is no pain or problems walking or climbing/descending stairs. I can't kneel. There is no swelling or bruising. However, within a few minutes after the fall, I developed

Needs to be checked: Pain on kneeling may be coming from knee cap (Patella) if it is in the front. If the pain is in the back of the knee then it is coming from meniscus. It may be a injury to meniscus
I suggest you have it checked and may need Xrays and/or MRI to make the diagnosis ...Read more

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Acute l knee trauma: direct fall; x-ray: (soft tissue swelling) anterior lower thigh & knee, no other abnormalities noted. S/s numbness, pain (8) burning upon flexion, bruising, edema. Need of mri?

No. Unless: You just want a more detailed and expensive description of soft tissue swelling and bone edema. Direct blows to the patella take 4-8 weeks to resolve. Instead or MRI I would suggest patience, cole compresses and otc nsaid's for a while. ...Read more

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If your dead leg swells up, should I expect it to bruise when the swelling comes down? And how long does it last?

If your dead leg swells up, should I expect it to bruise when the swelling comes down? And how long does it last?

Dead leg?: If just one leg swells up, especially if you've been immobile for a while like a long airplane/bus/car ride, we worry about a blood clot (deep venous thrombosis) which can migrate to lungs (pulmonary embolism) and kill you (as it appears to have happened to actor dennis farina earlier this week http://www. Usatoday. Com/story/life/tv/2013/07/22/dennis-farina-dies-at-69/2575117/). Go to er now. ...Read more

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Last night I got bitten by something on my leg and a bruise appeared very quickly. This morning it is still there and there is slight swelling around?

Last night I got bitten by something on my leg and a bruise appeared very quickly. This morning it is still there and there is slight swelling around?

Typical for bite.: This is not uncommon. As long as the reaction is local and does not appear to be becoming infected (increasing redness, swelling, warmth after period of improvement) you should be fine. ...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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I have a bruise that is swelling on my shin. I think it is from pushing chairs in with my leg at work and it has been increasing in size for 4 mths?

I have a bruise that is swelling on my shin. I think it is from pushing chairs in with my leg at work and it has been increasing in size for 4 mths?

Shin bruise: A dis colored shin mass needs evaluation by a doctor. You may be correct that this is relation to local trauma, but since it could also be something more significant, get going to your family doc, or specialist for a better diagnosis. ...Read more

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I tripped on stairs and my leg went in between the stairs hit the bottom my shin pretty good. Sever swelling and pain no bruising. What could it be?

I tripped on stairs and my leg went in between the stairs hit the bottom my shin pretty good. Sever swelling and pain no bruising. What could it be?

A Bruise: Wait a few days, the bruise might be on a deep layer next to the bone, and it takes a while for the blood to make it to the surface to see. The blood might show up not where it was stuck but lower due to gravity effects and it might not bruise at all, swelling alone can occur after blunt trauma. ...Read more

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I have had a bad bruise on my shin for just over a week now. There is still swelling and discoloured skin, every time I put weight on that leg it hurt?

I have had a bad bruise on my shin for just over a week now. There is still swelling and discoloured skin, every time I put weight on that leg it hurt?

BAD SHIN BRUISE: KEEP THAT AFFECTED LEG ELEVATED AS LONG AS POSSIBLE.
IT WILL PROBABLY HURT FOR A FEW MORE DAYS, BUT AS LONG AS YOU KEEP IT RESTED AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, IT WILL HEAL MUCH FASTER.
DID YOU PCP SEE IT?
BEST LUCK TO YOU.
AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR QUESTION. ...Read more

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I slipped and fell in between an opening in a metal grate 2 days ago and the bruise is purplie with swelling and it's warm and tender in my right leg?

I slipped and fell in between an opening in a metal grate 2 days ago and the bruise is purplie with swelling and it's warm and tender in my right leg?

Superficial Bruise: Superficial Bruises look terrible with purple/bluish color and these get better without any treatment In few days. As long as there is no bony tenderness and swelling you should be alright. But if you have any evidence of serious injuries to deep structures including bones/joints then you need to be checked and may need xrays etc if needed ...Read more

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Pain in my along my inner right thigh only when I touch it or bend my leg. No swelling, redness, or bruising.

Pain in my along my inner right thigh only when I touch it or bend my leg. No swelling, redness, or bruising.

Avoid compression: Most likely it is caused by compression of a cutaneous sensory nerve. Tight underwear is a common cause. Try to avoid possible inflicting factors. If worsens or persists, see a neurologist ...Read more

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What would be causing bone bruise to continue to cause mild pain swelling numbness in other parts of the leg a year after injury?

What would be causing bone bruise to continue to cause mild pain swelling numbness in other parts of the leg a year after injury?

You need an X-ray: To be sure there's not something going on in the bone other than a bruise. This could be serious. Good luck ...Read more

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What would be causing bone bruise to continue to cause mild pain swelling numbness in other parts of the leg a year after injury?

What would be causing bone bruise to continue to cause mild pain swelling numbness in other parts of the leg a year after injury?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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My leg has been swollen on my shin from a bruise I got in a car accident almost two years ago, what or how can I get the swelling down or go away?

My leg has been swollen on my shin from a bruise I got in a car accident almost two years ago, what or how can I get the swelling down or go away?

See a orthopedic Dr.: Swelling that lasts two years is cause for concern. You need to see an orthopedic dr. That specializes in knee pathology. It may be fluid retention that needs to be drained but I would think that an MRI of that area is indicated at this time as well. ...Read more

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I've got intense pain, unexplained bruising/swelling/numbness in legs. Any ideas?

See your PCP: You will need some tests. Your pcp can guide you after examination. A vascular surgeon and a neurological consultations may be needed. ...Read more

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Smashed leg below knee leg hurts when bending on back of leg below knee also when bending foot? No bruising or swelling been 48 hrs

Get checked: You may have a simple bone contusion with referred pain. Could even be a hairline fracture. Sometimes trauma can lead to blood clots (DVT) as well, which could be painful in the calf area behind the lower leg (homans sign). Best to get the area evaluated. Best wishes. ...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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Bruise on lower back calfs, 3 years now. Noticing swelling of lower legs from time to time and pain. Started wearing compression socks to help?

Bruise on lower back calfs, 3 years now. Noticing swelling of lower legs from time to time and pain. Started wearing compression socks to help?

Bruised swollen legs: Sounds like you may have chronic venous insuffiency. Better have your PCP check your legs first to make sure you don't have arterial insuffiency as well. If you do, then using the compression socks might not be a good idea. ...Read more

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My Legs Swelled Last Night Then the top of my left foot started forming a bruise and began to burn. Today my swelling is down but the bruise is there?

My Legs Swelled Last Night Then the top of my left foot started forming a bruise and began to burn. Today my swelling is down but the bruise is there?

Why Swelling?: For what reason did both legs swell last night? If this is on a regular basis, then you need to see a specialist for an evaluation. The bruising is due to blood leaking into the skin. Since there is no pain, there is probably no serious damage. The only concern is why? ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more