Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
137 Doctors are Online

Purple coloured bruises on the leg while playing football, no pain,swelling. What could it be?

Hi, he was playing softball and was running, he felt a pain in his leg which then cause him to stop and be helped to the side line. The next day there was a bright purple bruise the size of a half dollar on the upper thigh. A week and a half later the bruise is now abou 6 long and 6 across, and about 6-7 down there is another bruise that showed up about 3 days ago that is the same size, just not solid looking like the upper. No pain, no swelling ,. Thoughts about going to see the dr?
Asked On : Tue, 31 Jul 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  48
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Dermatologist 's  Response

It seems that you are having post traumatic ecchymoses...after playing foot ball.

The bruise may fade in 2 to 3 weeks.

It is harmlets condition and requires no treatment.

Tab vitamin C and K may improve the disease.

Thrombophob oint may be helpful to fade the disease.

However , internal blood disorders may be ruled out.

For that you consult dermatologist or hematologist.

I hope you got my answer.


Dr. Ilyas Patel MD
Answered: Sun, 6 Oct 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor