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Played soccer and kicked in ankle. Slowly healed but 2 weeks later got kicked same spot. Now yellow & swollen. Purple is underneath. Help me plz. Tnx.

Played soccer and kicked in ankle. Slowly healed but 2 weeks later got kicked same spot. Now yellow & swollen. Purple is underneath. Help me plz. Tnx.

Kicked: This certainly sounds like a deep bruise , especially when you describe the color changes . Ice and nsaids if you can take them will help as will rest . Bruises can turn all sorts of colors as the blood is broken down by enzymes that leaked from broken blood vessels ...Read more

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While playing football got hit by someone's leg on my lower leg... Its become black in that area.. Pls help?

While playing football got hit by someone's leg on my lower leg... Its become black in that area.. Pls help?

Hematoma: Most likely you have a collection of blood under the skin called a hematoma, or perhaps just a bruise know as ecchymosis. However, you should see your doctor to have an xray to make sure there is no underlying bone or other soft tissue damage. ...Read more

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My mom (72) has huge bruise on upper, outer thigh from fall a week ago. Last night, we noticed quarter-size knot/lump in middle of bruise. Blood clot?

My mom (72) has huge bruise on upper, outer thigh from fall a week ago. Last night, we noticed quarter-size knot/lump in middle of bruise. Blood clot?

Yes: it probably is a hematoma! (Tissue Blood clot) but NOT harmful!! Your Mom should have her blood checked to be sure there is no "bleeding problem"...This can be "sneaky".....(Unless she's on ASPIRIN or another ANTI-COAGULANT) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Got a tattoo on ankle last Friday.ankle swelled n started going down.I walked yesterday and now my ankle & foot are very swollen & burning.been 24hrs?

Got a tattoo on ankle last Friday.ankle swelled n started going down.I walked yesterday and now my ankle & foot are very swollen & burning.been 24hrs?

Don't Tat-Too long.: The differences between an impending infection and an allergic reaction are sometimes hard to distinguish, especially in the early symptoms. It is probably best not to wait too long to have your foot examined. Early treatment could prove to be best for both you, your foot, your tattoo and your tattoo artist. ...Read more

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2 wks ago I was hit n the calf by a kids bike impact bruised me & tho the bruise is healin I still have some pain stiffness & numbness from calf 2 toe?

2 wks ago I was hit n the calf by a kids bike impact bruised me & tho the bruise is healin I still have some pain stiffness & numbness from calf 2 toe?

Peripheral Nerve : Takes a long time to resolve depending on where the injury landed, may need Neurologist to guide you on timing of recovery ...Read more

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I jus got back frm trip 2 hilly area now m experiencing rashes on arms face feet. It includes bumps lyk mosquito bites litle redness itch.what is it??

I jus got back frm trip 2 hilly area now m experiencing rashes on arms face feet. It includes bumps lyk mosquito bites litle redness itch.what is it??

Rash: It sounds like you may have been exposed to a toxin such as poison ivy or oak. Try not to sratch the area. Take an antihistamine to see if it will help. Use Aveeno (oatmeal) in your bath water and try a mild hydrocortisone cream. If this doesn't help see your doctor for an assessment and consideration for steroids taken by mouth. All the best and I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Bug bites on foot &butt. @1st pink. Scratched all. Next day, foot ones were red & bigger. Butt stayed pink. Foot skin: thin=internal bleed? Allgonenow

Bug bites on foot &butt. @1st pink. Scratched all. Next day, foot ones were red & bigger. Butt stayed pink. Foot skin: thin=internal bleed? Allgonenow

No internal bleed: Sometimes superficial bleed where you scratch but that does not swell. The bug bite starts an inflation reaction and that will cause swelling that is short live dad you found. ...Read more

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Did Zumba on Sat & calf muscles got very tight during warm up. Later noticed big bruise. Found knot under muscle Wed. Does it sound serious?

Did Zumba on Sat & calf muscles got very tight during warm up. Later noticed big bruise. Found knot under muscle Wed. Does it sound serious?

Reassurance: You possibly had a severe muscle spasm during warming up and then some vessels was broken. Because few days are over this is aLready not dangerous. But be careful in the future Zumba. Increase intensity gradually. ...Read more

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I have this bruise that's spreading across my leg I got it yesterday after a motorcycle accident were I was hit by a truck it's numb and spreading to?

I have this bruise that's spreading across my leg I got it yesterday after a motorcycle accident were I was hit by a truck it's numb and spreading to?

Bruising: Contusions often are blood collections under the skin and in the soft tissue after an injury. These can take hours to several days for the visual effects of the injury to come to the skin (bruising). As long as you have already been evaluated after the accident, the bruises coming out are no extra concern. ...Read more

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I found a round quarter size dark purple bruise on my thigh 6 in above my knee. It's raised like a bump don't recall hitting anything should I worry?

I found a round quarter size dark purple bruise on my thigh 6 in above my knee. It's raised like a bump don't recall hitting anything should I worry?

If you have a: new onset bruise - I wouldn't worry too much. Injuries can occur without us being aware. However, if this does not recede (as a bruise normally does) than medical evaluation may be considered. Take care. ...Read more

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Went sledding 3days ago & hit my leg on a walking bridge very hard. Can't see any bruises but it indented about a 1/4 inch. Is that an internal bruise?

Went sledding 3days ago & hit my leg on a walking bridge very hard. Can't see any bruises but it indented about a 1/4 inch. Is that an internal bruise?

A Dental Problem??: I saw a guy a while back who hit his head like that and then had a permanent dent in his skull, about the size you describe. So, it may be just that in your leg, unless you have a lot of soft tissue overlying the bone in that area that may have a temporary dent in it. In either case, there should be no serious long term problem. If you have more questions it should probably be seen in person. ...Read more

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I have 4 stitches in my leg on my shin, it's been a week since i got the stitches, is it safe to train legs now? Ex; squats, lunges, leg press, etc

I have 4 stitches in my leg on my shin, it's been a week since i got the stitches, is it safe to train legs now? Ex; squats, lunges, leg press, etc

Not yet: There's fewer stem cells in the tibia especially in the mid portion so healing of your laceration takes longer 2 heal then the face which have many more. 2 start 2 early u can open up the wound. I would wait until the sutures r removed & b sure that it is well healed b 4 u start a lower leg routine. ...Read more

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Non occlusive blood clot left leg. Got in shower, slipped on shower mat, hit left shin against shower rail. Bruise and and slight bump. Dislodge possib?

Non occlusive blood clot left leg. Got in shower, slipped on shower mat, hit left shin against shower rail. Bruise and and slight bump. Dislodge possib?

Possible: Clots below the knee only usually do not cause symptoms or significant problem even if they dislodge as they are too small to cause . Some experts do not even recommend blood thinners for this kind of clots as they often dissolve on their own. You should continue full activity as normal as this hastens improvement. If you have a lot of symptoms then short course of blood thinner is seasonable.. ...Read more

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I was bitten by a deer fly last eve on my foot near my toes. Swelling is moving up foot w/ burning/tingling. I norm swell up some, but this is worse?

I was bitten by a deer fly last eve on my foot near my toes.  Swelling is moving up foot w/ burning/tingling.  I norm swell up some, but this is worse?

C Ur PCP now. ..: If red sore fever chills, many B infected, so proper evaluation is needed. As long as U never had any respiratory problems, don't thing U need an Epipen but have 25mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with U & take it when bitten, get ice on it & stop what activity U R doing & do as I recommended. Get any toe rings off right away, they usually spread easily, cut off if needed. . ...Read more

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Yesterday a dog grabbed my leg above the ankle through my jeans.The skin is mildly red & barely left marks. Should I be concerned of having rabies?

Yesterday a dog grabbed my leg above the ankle through my jeans.The skin is mildly red & barely left marks. Should I be concerned of having rabies?

Ask the owner: If you know the owner you could get shot records of the dog. However you should see a doctor to evaluate wound, and dog bite should be reported to animal control. ...Read more