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I am a 75 year-old female. I have a bruise on the back of my

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I am a 75 year-old female. I have a bruise on the back of my calf, that has a rather hard knot in it. Is that a sign of a possible blood clot?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Moe Zafarani replied 5 months ago.

I'll be glad to help.

As a Cardiologist I understand your concerns.

If you squeeze your calf with both hands, would it be tender?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
on the bruise
Expert:  Moe Zafarani replied 5 months ago.

Thank you,

There's possibility of a clot, a clot can be superficial or deep in a vein. The only vein to find out would be to have an ultrasound of the veins of the calf. I would recommend this to be done on urgent basis.

Wish you a speedy recovery,

Warm regards.

Expert:  Moe Zafarani replied 5 months ago.

Please don't forget to leave a positive rating if the question has been answered to your satisfaction.
Also feel free to let me know if you have more questions.
Warm regards,