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Bruise on leg and thigh, sore. What is it?

hello, i have a bruise on my leg, it is on my thigh. it is a circle, about 3/4ths of a inch. ive had it for 3 days now and it looks like it might be going away. i dont know how i got it, if i touch it it hurts alittle bit. my real concern is that it looks like the inside is less bruised. now i heard that if its a ring and the inside is skin tone that is bad, but the inside is still slightly bruised, can you help me ?
Asked On : Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi, you are having ecchymosis,i.e.blood leakage from capillaries of skin spread in dermal layer.there are many causes. In your case, most probable cause is trauma, but you do not know. Therefore , you should be investigated to find out any other cause. Internal diseases,hypertension,DIC,Anaemia,other blood disorders, blood clotting disordes,haemophilia,drugs,vitamin C deficiencies,skin diseases like ..purpura,vasculitis etc.are the other causes... Do not worry, if no cause is found. The ecchymotic patch will fade gradually. Take vitamin C, vitamin K and mild antibiotics for short period. Apply thrombophob oint. locally. . I hope you will get benefit. If it recurs, rush to dermatologist or heamatologist for perfect diagnosis and treatment.. Ok
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pooja Hegde's  Response
A bruise normally takes about 2 weeks to disappear, and it goes through a series of colour changes (varying from red-blue-black-green-yellow) while healing. This is normal. and different areas of a bruise can show different colors. If the bruise enlarges in size or if pain increases, consult a surgeon.
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Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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