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yes, it is normal for a bruise to still be there a week later.
the shin bone is a very thin area and bruising under the skin can be very easily seen.
you can try icing the area and elevating the leg to help decrease swelling.
but it can take weeks and weeks for your body to clear out the old blood from a bruise under the skin.
if you are worried about your blood counts, you can see a doctor to get your CBC complete blood counts and platelet levels checked.
but most likely they will be normal
let me know if you have questions.
yes, if your counts were low, you would have other symptoms.
we don't use bruising speeds or darkness of the bruise to suggest if you might have blood problems.
bruises are too variable for this.
I am not suspecting leukemia.
it sounds like you are having bad anxiety about this
you don't have to have bad anxiety about this bruise.
yes a few weeks for a bruise to get better is completely normal
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you can go for blood testing at any time.
I bet money that your blood tests will be normal.
no, that is fine.
I bet it was normal.
I bet your blood tests now would be normal.
that part of the leg can be easy to bruise.
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there is absolutely nothing worrisome about this bruise.
you are letting your anxiety get out of control with worry here.
everything is normal.
your prior blood tests are normal
you don't have a blood disorder.
you are letting your anxiety get out of control
you need to talk to your doctor about this anxiety and worry you have
you might benefit from psychotherapy or talk therapy.
you don't have a blood disorder
blood under the skin can deposit hemosiderin and cause color changes.
it will take longer to get better
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yes, it is healing.
it is your anxiety symptoms making you worried about the bruise
I have looked at a photo of the area
there is no worries.
you had had normal blood tests before in June
if you get blood tests again, they will be normal.
everything is 100% normal.
you don't have a blood cancer or leukemia.
those veins are normal veins in your leg
yes, I said they were normal.