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Large circular purple bruise behind thigh, near knee, sore spot, swelling, itching. Treatment?

I have a large circular purple bruise on the back of my thigh near my knee . It started as a very sore spot and redness and a little swelling , and is now less sore with a firmness in the middle but deep purple in color and is now starting to itch . I don t remember getting bitten. It s been almost a week and it is still there. Should I be concerned or see a doctor.
Asked On : Thu, 1 Nov 2012
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Your symptoms suggest hematoma collection. yes it may resolve on its own .But you need to observe lesion for any signs of infection or getting worse .

Apply thrombophobe gel on it and ice packs.

I hope that I have answered your query. Let me know if I can help you further. Take care
Answered: Sun, 8 Sep 2013
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