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Hello. My husband noticed a large bruise on the back of my

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Hello. My husband noticed a large bruise on the back of my leg tonight, it goes across the back of the knee in a line, then there is a wide, irregular multi-colored bruise just below where the knee bends (behind the knee, back of leg). I did not hit the area that I can remember. No other bruises. No pain. Looks like it is getting older in color.

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Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  PK replied 3 years ago.

PK :

Hello

PK :

Welcome to just answer.

PK :

I am here to answer you .

PK :

Did your husband hurt himself ?

Customer:

Hi. I have a $10 credit on my account.

Customer:

No, he saw the bruise on my leg.

PK :

Ok

PK :

Do you remember hurting yourself ?

Customer:

It is behind the knee and also just below on the upper calf. About 4 inches wide, irregular, looks old.

Customer:

No, I don't remember any injury and it doesn't hurt.

PK :

Do you know when it appeared ?

Customer:

No, he just saw it tonight. But it is different dark colors so it doesn't look fresh.

PK :

ok

Customer:

He saw it on me.

PK :

Do you have any complaints associated with it ?

Customer:

No.

PK :

Ok

PK :

Have you got a bruise in the past as well?

Customer:

It is so strange to have such a large bruise when it doesn't hurt to the touch and you don't remember hurting. It looks like I sat on a chair and it pressed in hard but I don't remember anything.

PK :

ok

Customer:

No, I have never had a bruise that I didn't hit and that didn't hurt.

PK :

Are you suffering from any medical condition or on any medication ?

Customer:

I use Prilosec 40 mg for a year for GERD and 5 mg. doxepin (very small dose) for sleep. Also, small dose of Synthroid.

PK :

Ok

PK :

Thank you for the information .

PK :

At times trivial trauma can lead to bruising due to rupture of superficial vessels.

PK :

Thus usually it is nothing to worry about .

Customer:

Yes, I bruise easily and am fair-skinned.

PK :

Ok

PK :

That does mean you did get a trivial trauma.

Customer:

I also sometimes have slightly low platelet counts but my doctor says it is usually in the normal range.

PK :

In case it increases in size or you get additional complaints then it will need a check.

Customer:

What would it mean?

PK :

Well that is the reason you should get investigations like a platelet count along with bleeding and clotting time.

PK :

To rest assured you should get the tests I mentioned in your next visit.

Customer:

Okay. I want to add that for a few days I have stomped my feet on concrete to get mud off of my shoes and also dog doo (sorry about that). It has been raining a lot and I had to stomp my feet but the other leg has no bruise.l

PK :

Well many a times bruises do develop as vessels a re superficial and a mild trauma can also cause it .You being fair skinned makes these even more prominent .

PK :

In all likeliness this is nothing to worry about .

PK :

Just to be sure I did mention that you get the tests I mentioned in your next visit.

Customer:

Thank you. I will call my doctor on Monday. You can see I have used the service a number of times because I have an anxiety disorder. So you are pretty sure I'm okay till Monday?

PK :

You should watch out for swelling in your leg and also any complaints while walking .

PK :

Yes you should be fine

PK :

Please watch out for the signs I mentioned.

Customer:

I will watch for anything else.

Customer:

Swelling or pain.

PK :

Swelling ,pain ,increased bruising .

PK :

Development of bruises elsewhere as well.

PK :



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Customer:

Okay. No bruises anywhere else which is unusual for me.

PK :

Ok great ..

PK :

Seems fine to me.

Customer:

Where can I tip? I don't see any place.

PK :

You just need to click on the green accept button

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Once you do that the site will credit me for my work.

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I did hit accept.

PK :

That you can add a bonus once you hit accept.

PK :

No the accept.t has not come through.

Customer:

Okay, I'll try again. It took me off the last time. Thank you.

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