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Pulled muscle in left leg. Have a lump on the side of it. What could this be?

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today my left leg started feeling like I pulled a muscle. and I have a lump on the side of it. could have a blood clot.
Posted Wed, 13 Nov 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Moustafa Saeed 3 days later
Brief Answer:
unlikely to be blood clot

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thank you for your question.

Blood clots takes few days to develop.
It is most likely partially torn muscle with small localised bleeding which will give the felling of a lump in your leg.

I advise applying ice and light bandage to the area and if it is getting worse rather than better then consider ultrasound scan.

Kind regards
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