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My 81 yr old mother got a skin hematoma on her lower leg

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My 81 yr old mother got a skin hematoma on her lower leg about 10 days ago, in connection with a fall. The hematoma is showing signs of clearing except for a small, very dark area where the skin seems to be breaking down on top. It does not seem to be infected...it has been cleaned and covered with Tegaderm. At what point should we see a doctor? (BTW we are going to a dermatologist tomorrow to have a bit of basal cell business on her ear taken off. Not sure if this is dermatologist territory?) Thanks so much for your help.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 1 year ago.
Hello
she should see her regular doctor.
This implies a circulation problem in the leg, either arterial or venous.
She needs doppler studies of the legs, a type of ultrasound.
This should be done this week if possible.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you, ***** *****!
Susan
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 1 year ago.
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