What Causes Painful Leg Bruises?

What Causes Painful Leg Bruises?
Published on, 04 May, 2024. Answered by Dr. Nopporn Apiwattanakul and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


I'm currently experiencing bruises on my legs. Initially, they appear red with something resembling a seed size in them, which is painful. Eventually, they turn into bruises.



Thank you for reaching out to Dr.Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


Initial Appearance:


1. Bruises start as red spots with a seed-like structure inside.


2. These spots are painful upon touch.




1. Over time, the red spots develop into bruises.


Possible Causes:

1. Trauma or injury to the legs.


2. Possible underlying health conditions such as clotting disorders or vitamin deficiencies.



1. Consult a healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis.


2. Keep track of any changes or additional symptoms.


3. Avoid activities that may aggravate the bruises until a diagnosis is made.





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