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Forum Name: Clots & Anticoagulants

Question: Burst Blood Vessel


 run2themax - Wed Jun 23, 2004 7:22 pm

About this same time of year in 2001 I was hit in the leg by something that left what I thought was a bruise. It never went away so I assumed that it was a blood vessel burst in my leg. Occasionally it throbs but mostly it just still looks like a bruise. Is there anything I can do for this problem? Thanks.
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Thu Jun 24, 2004 2:20 am

User avatar Long-lasting bruises are caused when some blood products from red blood cells have leaked out of the capillaries and been broken down in the tissue, giving the brownish discoloration. You should pay a visit to your physician. He would best evaluate your conditions and discuss with you the various options.

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