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have been bitten or stung i think. large area on calf of leg that is sore to the touch. looks like bluish bruise. seems to be getting worse. been there for about 5 days what could this be?

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replied April 29th, 2008
Insect Bites Answer A4003
The bluish color suggests bleeding under the skin usually caused by a hit. Do you remember if you were bitten somehow?

Stinging can also cause a bruise if a bigger blood vessel under the skin was damaged. In that case there should be a mark of the bite on the skin.

Bleeding under the skin (hematoma) needs a few weeks to be dissolved. A secondary infection may worsen the condition.

You may want to consult your GP for a precise diagnosis and proper treatment.

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