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Bruising on right leg below knee, pain on touching. MUA done on left knee. Cause of worry?

Hi, I have just noticed I have got a funny pattern of bruising on my right leg, below my knee on the outer side of the leg. It feels a bit lumpy and painful when touched. I am just a bit worried as I have family history of dvt s and I lost my mum 4 years ago very suddenly to this after a knee arthroscopy . I had a MUA on my left knee 2 weeks ago. Do I need to be worried about anything, due to I wasn t given clexane this time, and I was the previous 2 times after surgery.
Asked On : Thu, 24 Jan 2013
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Pain Medicine & Palliative Care Specialist 's  Response
DVTs commonly don't show any bruising. There may be tenderness and swelling. It would not usually be on the outer side of the knee. I can understand your concern however at 2 weeks after your surgery, you will have passed the risk period.
I think this is very unlikely to be anything to worry about but you may feel a visit to your doctor for further examination of the area may reassure you.
Dr K A Pottinger
Answered: Thu, 11 Jul 2013
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