Bruising on your legs could be one of the side effects of blood clots. This will probably be caused when congealed blood escapes from the blood vessel. There are several conditions which can cause a patient to have an increased likelihood of blood clots, and such illnesses include Deep Vein Thrombosis, commonly abbreviated to DVT. You may have heard travel experts warning airplane passengers to wear compression socks and regularly move their legs and go for a stroll up and down the aisles during long-haul flights. This is because limbs that stay stationary for too long could result in dangerous clotting that will affect circulation.
The reason why DVT is so serious is because of how parts of the blood clot which form in the legs can become detach and clot other vessels which are smaller than those found in the legs. For example, a DVT patient is far more likely to endure a pulmonary embolism, where a clot forms in the veins connected to the lungs.
If you are looking at your legs and have concerns about excessive bruising, it’s worthwhile to talk to a medical professional. According to the NHS, an estimated 25,000 patients die unnecessarily, with blood clots that could have been avoided by being aware of the symptoms. Remember: If you are overweight, or other members of your family have suffered from diseases which blood clots in the past, you are likelier to be in a higher-risk group than the average person on the street.
The blood clot or hematoma formed by the collection of blood under the skin due to injury can cause bruise. This is discoloration of skin due to injury. It heals up after 2-3 weeks and do not require treatment. If the bruise id accompanied by pain and inflammation, a fratcture is suspected
Hi, How long does it take for a bruise with blood under skin to finally go away. It has been 4 weeks from a 3"x 3" at the onset to about 1 1/2" area now I have discolor skin on half of my lower shin and foot.Did the ice pack ,now I'm using warm cloth with heating pad . I'm also on low dose aspirin. Thanks for your info. Joan
I notice I am have lot of bruise on my legs and arms what could wrong
Do bruises in the leg that move down mean that I have a traveling clot.? Last nov. I injured my knee and a clot caused a heart attack and a bilateral embolism.
Went to the GP with painful lump in arm, said it was a blood clot, gave me some cream but now it has come up with a large painful lump and looks rather bruised. Is this normal?