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Strange bruise on the upper calf, not painful, discoloration in surrounding veins. What could this be?

I have strange bruise on the upper part of my left calf . It is hard non-protruding, not painful, dark, nearly black, and the surrounding veins had started to turn the same color this morning. I got it about a week ago, I didn t bump or injure my leg at all and the bruise came seven minutes after I felt a tight, warm, and non-painful feeling in my leg. When it appeared it quickly darkened to its current shade and no changes have been seen as of yet besides the vein discoloration. What could this be and what should I do?
Asked On : Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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Unexplained bruising should be investigated thoroughly since it can indicate an underlying medical condition or ailment. It could be due to deficiency of vitamin C, vitamin B12, folic acid and vitamin K.
Many times taking medications like aspirin, ibuprofen, non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs increases chances of sudden bruising. Topical and systemic corticosteroids cause skin thinning, making one prone to bruises. Many a time bruising can be caused due to liver ailments, kidney diseases and blood disorders .

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Answered: Mon, 11 Feb 2013
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