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I have noticed a bruise on my right lower leg today. It is

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Hi,I have noticed a bruise on my right lower leg today. It is not painful and I do not remember any injury. I also noticed a smaller bruise about 2 weeks ago on the same area. It disappeared in a few days.I have started to exercise recently, so I thought the bruise was due to stretching my muscles a lot when the first bruise appeared 2 weeks ago. However, I am now concerned about these bruises because it appeared around the same area again for the second time.

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How old are you ?

Are you on any medicine?

Can you share a picture of the bruise marks?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Hi Dr. Ehtisham,
I am 33 years old and I am Sertraline 100 mg.
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
File attached (ZT5ZSVS)
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
This is the bruise I had about two weeks ago.

Thanks for the sharing

I think you need to have a coagulation profile

This does not look like anything serious but I would suggest to be absolutely certain you should have a coagulation profile

Please do let me know if you have any other question

Regards

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
What might be the other possibilities apart from blood clotting disorders?
Should I be concerned about a blood cancer?

The chances of blood cancer are quite low

But as I said if it has happened twice a coagulation screen should be done

Please do let me know if you have any other question

Regards

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Do you think exercise may be the cause somehow?

Yes strenuous exercise can cause rupture of small blood vessels

Erythema multiforme can have a lot of causes

It can be due to allergy,infection and drugs

Please do let me know if you have any other question

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Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Thank you for your answers Dr. Ehtisham.