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What does a continuously enlarging red bruise, gradually turning darker indicate?

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Dr. Suma Parinam

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2008

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I noticed a bruise on my leg a couple days ago. it was actual two bruise, one smaller, one fair.

The next day, the smaller bruise was mostly gone, but the bigger of the two still there.

last night, day 3 of noticing it, it was larger and mostly red.

this morning it's getting larger and turning a dark red. it's gotten a little bigger in the last couple hours.
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
 
 
Answered by Dr. Suma Parinam 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Need investigation

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
I checked the picture attached.
are you taking any kind of medication?
do you have family history of bleeding disorders?
Do you have liver disease?
You need an evaluation for sure. a battery of tests including clotting profile, liver function tests.
Please see a doctor.
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Follow-up: What does a continuously enlarging red bruise, gradually turning darker indicate? 34 minutes later
I take lovastatin, zolpidem, risperidone, and zantac.

no history of blood disorders. no known liver disease.

it has no pain or swelling, and is now a purple ish color, and one inch wide.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Suma Parinam 34 hours later
Brief Answer:
Get clotting profile

Detailed Answer:
there is a blood vessel that opened up under skin. we need to understand why did it open. so first get clotting profile and liver function test.
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