Blood clot in leg??

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Ceceliaskye, Jul 31, 2003.

  1. Ceceliaskye

    Ceceliaskye New Member

    Hi all. I have noticed today a rather large bruise on the back side of my left leg ( a couple of inches undeneath the knee) when I started to rub the bruise, I noticed a rather hard lump about the size of my thumb nail. This has me a bit alarmed. I dont remember banging my leg on anything to cause a bruise. Does this sound familiar to anyone? I have read that blood clots can cause bruising.
  2. Achy-shaky

    Achy-shaky New Member

    I agree with Jelly. Also don't rub it...if it is a blood clot it can break up by rubbing it. The ER can do an ultrasound to check it.

    Good Luck & Blessings,
  3. ssMarilyn

    ssMarilyn New Member

    Clots are normally very painful. Do you have pain? If it's a clot, you should be able to see it move upwards as the day goes by. Maybe you bumped your leg and just didn't realize it. I find bruises quite often and don't remember how I got them. It is best to get it checked though, for peace of mind.