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I have sore bruise halfway across the back of my knee. I noticed it yesterday after feeling sore pain. I did not injury it. Could this be a blood clot?

I have sore bruise halfway across the back of my knee. I noticed it yesterday after feeling sore pain. I did not injury it. Could this be a blood clot?

Blood clot?: doubtful. Have you been traveling? need more history to guide you. Perform a virtual consult to get more information and be able to help you. ...Read more

Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


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What is the difference between bruises and blood clots?

What is the difference between bruises and blood clots?

Location: Blood clots occurs within blood vessels, when liquid blood solidifies. Outside of blood vessels, thiscollection is called a hematoma. A bruise occrs when capillaries are damaged and blood seeps out, usually after blunt trauma. Less severe than either of the above. ...Read more

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Blood clots in shin from bruise?

Blood clots in shin from bruise?

Possible: If your chin injury was bad enough to cause some swelling of the leg that could pressure the veins and cause blood clots. ...Read more

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I have a bruise on my leg that just showed up without injury. Is that normal? I'm on a medication that can cause blood clots. Should I be concerned?

Bruise: spontaneous bruising is very common and is not usually related to blood clots. It should disappear but if you get more you should let your doctor have a look at them ...Read more

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Pain in hamstrings I have a bruise on the inside of thigh could this be a sign of blood clots Iam on andro gel?

Pain in hamstrings I have a bruise on the inside of thigh could this be a sign of blood clots Iam on andro gel?

Not likely.: A bruise is not a sign of a blood clot. It is a sign of bleeding from some type of injury usually. Are you on aspirin or other blood thinners? If yes, then you are at increased risk of bleeding from any injury. If you are concerned about a blood clot, you should see your Dr. who could do an ultrasound on the leg to check for it. ...Read more

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Help please! is easy bruising a sign of blood clots?

Help please! is easy bruising a sign of blood clots?

Not really: Easy bruising indicates that your capillaries are fragile and you bleed easily, much like those who are on Aspirin or other blood thinners. There are other reasons for easy bruising. If you feel your condition is abnormally frequent and bruises lasts much longer before resolution, you should see a doctor for eval. ...Read more

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Can really bad bruises on your arm from being grabbed really hard cause blood clots?

Can really bad bruises on your arm from being grabbed really hard cause blood clots?

No: Blood clots rarely, if ever, form in the arms. If the injury is due to domestic abuse, you should contact the police. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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A big reddish bruise on my chin... The only known medical issue that I have is asthma... My grandma has a history of blood clots... ?

A big reddish bruise on my chin... The only known medical issue that I have is asthma... My grandma has a history of blood clots... ?

Bruising: Your grandmas,history of clots,may be a different cause,from age,dehydration,trauma,surgery etc.you are young,think back 24 hours,were you out drinking?did you accident ly,hurt yourself,if there is no reason,you come up with,seek medical attention ,to rule out bleeding disorders. ...Read more

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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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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more