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black bruises on calf with knee pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 6, 2010
  • 01:10 PM

I have had pretty bad knee pain for 2+ weeks. It doesn't appear swollen or red - but does have a small amount of odd fluid squishing around just below the kneecap.
So I bought an ace brand brace so that I could hobble to class and around the house. I just noticed last night that I have a series of nasty black bruises on the side of my upper calf that are not the result of any injury. Could this be from the knee brace? Or does anyone think I should be more concerned? They are not raised or warm like I would think clots would be. My doctor is on maternity leave until the end of this month - so I'd rather not mess with going to a dr. unless it is something to really worry about.
Any ideas?

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