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Having numbness in leg, bruise on shin and back of calf. On 300mg aspirin. Should I be worried?

Hi, I had symptoms of a brain stroke in June and one of the symptoms was numbness which started in my left leg at the back of the knee. I take 300mg aspirin on a daily basis now. Today i woke up and my left knee feels stiiff and I have surface bruises along my shin and at the back of my calf . I have not been doing any major exercise this week or last week and had no stiffness yesterday. Should I be worried about this?
Asked On : Tue, 27 Nov 2012
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Nov 2013
Thank you for posting your query.

Aspirin is an anti-platelet agent, and may cause bruising related to trivial trauma. Sometimes, spontaneous bruising may also occur.

As of now, there is no need to worry. However, if it increases, then, you should get it examined by your doctor.

Also, mild numbness can be due to mechanical pressure on the nerves in the skin. But if the area of involvement increases, then, you should consult your doctor.

I hope it helps.

Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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Answered: Mon, 4 Nov 2013
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