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What causes bruise and pain on left calf muscle?

Hi I am 45, approx 5 ft 3 and a little overweight although dont have accurate weight. I have had cramps over the past few nights - last nights being strong enough to wake me. I did pus a hot water bottle down onto it to get back to sleep. This morning I have noticed 2 or 3 bruises in the area of the cramp but also red skin marks - that may or not be caused by the hot water bottle but are not going down. I was admitted to hospital 3 weeks ago for checks for a possible PE due to my breathing being laboured - but VQ tests came back with it being a very low probability of that. The next test will be an ECG plus I am being referred to a chest consultant. I have had probs with chest since I was victim in a pedestrian v car rta where i suffered contused lungs - var breaks inc L1 vertebra, pelvis front and back - wrist and various ribs. Chest pain continues on left side. My left calf where bruising is and cramps were is a litele tender and feels different to usual - the eis no great painwhen i probe it. I do not usually have cramps in adulthood - although I did as a child due to a hole in th eheart but this was prior to surgery.
Tue, 4 May 2021
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Hi,

Bruises must be because of the hot bottle, as any other cause does not seem to be. But still wait for all tests to come and review with reports with your doctor.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Tejas Killekar, Orthopedic Surgeon
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What causes bruise and pain on left calf muscle?

Hi, Bruises must be because of the hot bottle, as any other cause does not seem to be. But still wait for all tests to come and review with reports with your doctor. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Tejas Killekar, Orthopedic Surgeon