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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
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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
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