Good night, I am 23 years old Gisel, I have permission to ask, I have a bruise on my calf and thigh bruises the more and more I think why? yesterday I checked the blood lab regularly. The leukocyte results are normal. Do I have to check the lab again with complete blood? thank you
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Bruises on the skin can be a common condition caused by rupturing of blood vessels under the skin after injury. This condition will generally be accompanied by pain, warmth, and swelling in the area of the injury. It could also occur following a more severe injury, for example, resulting in joint dislocation (shift), fractures, ligament rupture (tear), and so on.
Did you have any injuries to your calves and thighs before the bruises appeared? So, are there any other complaints you experience besides bruising? Have you experienced complaints like this before?
Bleeding disorders, for example due to:
Deficiency of blood clotting factors
ITP (idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura)
DIC (disseminated intravascular coagulation)
Kidney disorders, for example due to:
Chronic kidney disease
Drug side effects, for example aspirin, warfarin, antibiotics, corticosteroids, ginkgo biloba
Cushing's syndrome, Ehlers - Danlos syndrome, and so on
Normal leukocyte levels do not have any meaning in detecting the possible cause of your bruise. These normal leukocytes may be useful to rule out your possibility of developing leukemia (blood cancer), but not the possibility of other conditions as mentioned above.
Therefore, you should go back to a specialist in internal medicine. Not only routine blood tests, the doctor can also direct you to undergo a complete blood count, clotting time test, blood smear, spinal cord smear, and so on. The treatment that will be given will vary depending on the conditions that underlie your complaint.
You can first do the following initial handling to deal with your complaint:
Rest and elevate the area of your body where there is a lot of bruising
Ice your calves and thighs
Wear comfortable pants
Avoid taking drugs carelessly
Eat healthy and nutritious foods, especially those high in vitamin K.
Hope it helps ..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah