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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Suggest treatment for bruise on the legs

I noticed a very large round bruise on one of my legs. It is not sore, and I don t remember hitting my leg on anything. It s about the size of a softball. The bruising is going away, but there s a really hard lump in the middle of the bruise. What could it be?
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

Most of the time patients do not remember when they get hurt and are surprised of bruises in the areas they have hit against something.
Very likely this is a bruise due to local trauma, even though you don't remember the trauma. Being on the leg is a reason why it is likely related to trauma as bruises on the legs are very common.

On the other hand if you have other big bruises coming up in your body or extremities or you have gum bleeding or nose bleeding other other bleeding in your body like blood in urine or with feces then it would be safer to see a doctor and have some tests to rule out problems with coagulation or the bleeding time.

I hope I have answered to your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Kind regards,

Antoneta Zotaj
General & Family Physician
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