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A bruise on my calf



I noticed a painful area on my calf, when I checked it it appeared to be a bruise. I haven`t hit it it also has a small knot in it, what do I need to do?


This may be from valves which aren't working properly in your veins - something which can lead to varicose veins. When the valves don't work, there can be back up of blood in certain areas causing a bluish discoloration. An ultrasound of your vein valves can help evaluate this. Good luck!

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Amy B Reed, MD Amy B Reed, MD
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