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Painful cramp in the calf causing a bruise. IS it possible?

Hey, I m 24 female. Last night while sleeping I had a painful cramp on my calf that woke me up. Today I have a red bruising on my calf. Could the cramp have caused the bruise? More details: I m on no medication or blood thinners. Also I m not on the pill . I am slightly overweight and I walked for about half hour the day before, if that makes any difference.
Asked On : Tue, 4 Sep 2012
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A strong cramp of the leg can cause a muscle injury causing a mild internal bleeding which has resulted in the bruise. This is likely to subside with icing and adequate rest. Please do not worry.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Fri, 14 Sep 2012
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