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Bruise for 18 months???

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 7, 2006
  • 00:15 PM

For the past 18 months I keep getting a small bruise on my left calf on the inside of the leg.
It is about the size of a half dollar. I have thought of all of the possible causes such as repetitious movements in my day to day life that may cause a bruise to form there but in doing so I have changed my routine dramatically many times (sleep and sitting positions ect...). It changes all colors and lasts about a week and a half fading gradually, then right on schedule it is back as dark as ever. It never fully goes away there is always a shadow there. Also it doesn't hurt which I find is odd. I haven't had any major surgeries and I don't have any diseases or take any medicine, I don't drink or smoke. I am a 25 year old female. I am in great shape, I am in the Air Force and exercise 3-4 times a week. That includes circuit training and running about 6-8 miles a week. I am 5'7", and I weigh 130 pounds. I am white. I take daily vitamins formulated for women. I have one child, a healthy male whom is 9 months old. The bruising appeared before during and after pregnancy. I have a desk job and I probably sit an hour at a time for 6-8 hours. I go up and down many flights of stairs a day, 25-30. I do not cross my legs when I can help it. The bruise is not where I cross my legs. There is no history of heart disease or cancer in my family and no one had any skin or bleeding disorders to my knowledge. I have no allergies. The rest of my body does not bruise easily. My wounds heal at an average rate. Hair and nails grow at an average rate. I am pale with freckles, I don't tan I burn so I am stuck wearing the highest SPF sun block I can find. I have medium brown hair. I do have small varicose veins on my inner thighs, they prompted me to try not to cross my legs when I am sitting. I never have any problems with them. The most I ever weighed was 156 when I was 9 months pregnant. I typically weigh 115-120, but I haven't lost that last 10 pounds. I don't think I want to. I feel and look better at this more healthy weight. I don't have a lot of scars, my skin is stretchy and you can see my veins clearly under my skin, also I am very flexible.

Everything is fine but this one small bruise that has been here for about 18 months.

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