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Purple colored bruise on the calf. Family history of thrombosis. Should I be worried?

Hi, I have a purple bruise coloured mark on the back of my upper calf , not too sure what it is but my family has a history of thrombosis and I haven t banged my leg. Its been there for around two days now and hasn t changed in size or colour. I am only 19 and I m slightly concerned that it could be a clot but at the same time it looks like theres blood under my skin, any ideas what I should do?
Asked On : Tue, 20 Nov 2012
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Male and no significant family history relatively rules out hemophilia but Thromboctopenia and a spontaneous bruising tendency is always possible.. first get basic bleed screening like complete hemogram, PT, aPTT and fibrinogen... avoid trauma, NSAID and I.M injections
Answered: Mon, 26 Nov 2012
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