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Bruising after Knee injury - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i fell face first and my knee hit the did not hurt for about 30 minutes, but when i got home a couple hours later it was tender and very swollen...also my calf is very has been sore for three days and is tender to touch on outside edge of knee where it started bruising the day after it happened....but the bruise is in the back of my knee and is very black and blue and covers my entire back of knee and all the way up my hamstring to my buttocks....          
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr xxx here
User :   hi
Doctor :   Let me read your query
Doctor :   Are your movements restricted
Doctor :   did u take any medications
User :   i can walk its just very sore......and i took no medications since incident
Doctor :   From the description above i assume you have developed a blood clot
User :   i dont bruise easily either
Doctor :   Your age please
User :   33
Doctor :   I can help you out with OTC drugs
Doctor :   U can apply volini gel
User :   i was wondering if i should see a doctor for it since it my be a clot
Doctor :   Ya sure i will help you out
Doctor :   Your location plz
User :   i can straighten knee straight out but cannot pull knee all the way to my chest
User :   florida
Doctor :   plz give me a minute will forward u the details
Doctor :   Yes you need to see a Doctor and get an xray done
User :   why would knee bruise in back if i hit it in front
Doctor :   The black patch that appears is most likely a rupture of blood vessel in the joint
Doctor :   the blood can trickle down the muscles in the calf
Doctor :   and cause more inflammation
Doctor :   The second possibility is a muscle injury
User :   the bruise started at my back knee and went up, not down
User :   do i need to go to er or will it be ok to see my family doctor tomorrow
Doctor :   It would have been good if you have got a first aid done with Ice
Doctor :   and resting of the knee with splint bandage
Doctor :   It would be good to see a family doctor
Doctor :   You are now complaining of calf muscle pain
User :   no just sore...pain mostly iin left side of knee
Doctor :   there can be a muscle injury
Doctor :   Ok
User :   so i can wait till tom and not have to worry bout a possible clot tnite
Doctor :   The visit to ER does not fetch any additional benefit
Doctor :   than going to your primary tomorrow
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