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Unexplained Bruising On Legs And Ankles
Nonspecific, but: May be indicative of medication reaction, such as anti-platelet drug group, acquisition of a clotting disorder, such as thrombocytopenia of any sort, and can be an issue in such severe events like bacterial endocarditis, or meningococcal meningitis, or Ebola, but you do NOT have any of these, of course. Have your doctor do some hematological testing. ...Read more
Severe cramping can: Severe cramping can lead to hematoma blood leakage into the soft tissues from the injured muscle that a day or two will surface on the skin. ...Read more
Woke up with joint stiffness , swelling hands, feet, ankles, wrists. Red rash all over body, itching feet and lower legs. What could this be?
Bulging veins.: Varicose veins are due to leaking valves in the saphenous vein system. There is a strong hereditary component. Leaking (refluxing) valves can lead to varicose veins, leg and foot swelling. If you have varicose veins, then you should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation including a venous ultrasound to help to make the diagnosis and determine treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See your doctor: Leg swelling can be secondary to either heart failure or deep vein insufficiency in your legs. Also kidney or liver disease can sometimes cause leg swellingg. Morbid obesity and some medications can contribute or cause leg swelling. Brown discoloration of legs is caused by long standing leg swelling and is called stasis dermatitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recently noticed brusing on arms legs purple brown blue ones no injury occured weight loss also and feeling very tired all the time ?
Many symptoms: Your description (well presented) tells me you should see your primary doctor as soon as possible. If there is a delay in an appointment please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. Hope all goes well - keep me posted please. ...Read more
I am experiencing leg pain, wrist pain, painful swollen joints bones hurt all over hives on legs arms hands and face fever with chills extreme fatig
Systemic illness: You need IMMEDIATE evaluation and possible treatment ...Read more
I have unexplained bruising on my knees and elbows joint pain in those areas and tenderness what can cause this?
There are many: potential causes for the symptoms you are experiencing. Some of them are potentially serious. You need to be evaluated by a health care professional and have an examination and lab work done. Don't delay, make an appointment today. ...Read more
Valves: These see very common and are usually associated with the development of problems with the valves in the veins themselves. When these valves fail to function properly, blood can pool in the leg and cause a dilatation of the superficial veins. I would not hesitate to be seen for it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
TRAUMA OR NOT?: HI! Swelling of both ankle areas simultaneously without known trauma ie: jumping off of something and landing hard on both feet can be due to a systemic problem. Possibilities include: lymphedema, arthritis which can be osteo, rheumatoid, gouty attack, other accompanying signs/symptoms, etc. , pregnancy, infection, blood clot,medication, heart -liver - kidney problems. All need medical evaluation. ...Read more
Have been having pain from my knees calfs shin ankle and feet in both legs and its painful and i have these vissible bumps under the skin on calfs. ?
Many things: could cause your symptoms including neuropathy, blood clots, vascular insufficiency, arthritis and metabolic abnormalities. You should seek an evaluation by a health care professional who can examine you. This is not diagnosable without an examination. All of these possibilities are treatable but some can be life threatening. Don't wait to be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knee and top of ankle pain, swelling, right leg. No injury. Began at end of strep. Pain flares when walking and in morning unexplained bruising/bumps?
Ankle surgery 3 weeks ago pain in leg opposite foot numb face numb nausea very low heart rate 60 dizzy and not feeling right. unexplained bruises too
Clots: There is a high possibility of clots forming in your veins post surgery. This condition is referred to as Deep Vein thrombosis. There is a high risk of clots forming in your brain or lungs as well which are medical emergencies. Please visit your nearest urgent care clinic or ER as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have unexplained dark, quite big bruising on my lower leg. I have just started out cycling a couples of time. I know I'm not hitting the peddles.
Large unexplained calf bruise. Back of leg.Stiff leg at times. Pea sized lump under skin. Slightly swollen lower calf. Had bruise 5 days.Serious?
Sounds like: ruptured tendon, but you need to see a doctor to make sure that it is not thrombophlebitis, especially if you have risk factors such as birth control pills,smoking, protracted immobility, or recent surgery. This can lead to a pulmonary embolus, a potentially life threatening problem. ...Read more
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
Woke up with a large bruise on lower calf, i don't recall hitting my leg or anything, what could cause this unexplained bruise?
Stinging feet and painful legs, unexplained swelling and bruising since today on one leg. Could this be a clot? Safe to wait til tomorrow to see doc?
I have multiple unexplained bruising on my hip and leg (one side) as well as leg aches and fatigue, on prednisone 20mg a day for a week, is it linked?
Probably related: Prednisone makes the skin and blood vessels fragile, so much more prone to easy bruising with normal daily activity, for example if you sleep on the side where the bruising is. Muscle aches and fatigue can also be related either to the Prednisone itself, or to whatever condition the Prednisone is being used to treat. If the leg is also swollen, see your doctor to be sure it's not a blood clot. ...Read more
Right side pain thru back, swollen leg, no injury, paracetamol not helping, pain in belly when i eat anything sweet unexplained bruising downleg.Cause?
See professionals...: The aggregation of your symptoms asks you to see a knowledgeable professionals timely. It's not a good idea to guess what you may suffer from. Best. ...Read more
44 yr female, pain in right hand, head, face shoulder & neck. Unexplained bruising on right leg, foot and arm.
Seek consultation: This constellation of symptoms should be evaluated as soon as possible to rule out any complicating condition that may be prolonging your recovery or those that might be more serious. Additional information is needed. Please see your primary care physician who will know more about your medical history and can make an accurate diagnosis. You do not want to ignore these symptoms. ...Read more
My daughter age6 has a very large unexplained bruise starting just under her knee and finishing above her ankle. She has Marian's syndrome.
Ankle surgery 3 weeks ago pain in calf and thigh, nausea, dizziness and unexplained bruises and overall not feeling good heart rate elevated?
For the last year or so, I have had an area of bruising just above ankle area on each leg that won't go away. No past problems. What could this be?
At your age...: It could be a venous problem that is allowing blood to leak out of some of the small veins. The blood products are reabsorbed by your body but the pigment gets left behind. It's possible that this is the problem. Ask your family doctor to have a look the next time you go in. ...Read more
Circular bruise with raised clear center, above ankle.Leg feels like sciatica.Out of town so is it safe to wait a week to go to dr?No other symptoms.
Be seen: Without really being able to see it, I would recommend you be seen. Unless you clearly have an explanation for it like a minor injury or very mild burn, you are lacking a diagnosis and it could potentially be harmful. You might consider being seen and evaluated. ...Read more
I have a huge purple bruise on my leg with no pain, but a very small ball I can feel at touch.I sprained my ankle on the same leg yesterday. What is it?
Bleeding from sprain: A sprain involves tearing, to some extent, the ligaments and possibly tendons around the ankle. Bleeding always occurs internally, but may be visible or not. The bruise with ball could represent a separate hematoma occuring with your injury, or seroma. If it doesn't go away, or your ankle cannot bear weight, see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I hit my leg (around my ankle area) with a metal ramp from a cargo van about 2 yrs ago. The bruise is still there. Why is it not going away?
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