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2 Potential Upper Leg Injury Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Thigh Bruise

    A bruise is the damage of the blood vessels that return blood to the heart (the capillaries and veins), which causes pooling of the blood. This explains the blue/purple color of most bruises.

    Bruises will begin to heal over the course of a week

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    pain in one thigh, upper leg injury, thigh pain from an injury, thigh bruise, swelling of one thigh
    Symptoms that always occur with thigh bruise:
    upper leg injury, thigh pain from an injury
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  2. 2.Cellulitis

    Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and tissues underneath it. It is most commonly caused by Group A strep and typically enters the body through a break in the skin.

    Dependent on severity of infection

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fever, upper leg pain, upper leg redness, painful upper leg swelling, upper leg injury
    Symptoms that always occur with cellulitis:
    upper leg redness, area of skin redness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Upper Leg Injury

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Do you have a rash?
  • Q.Where is your upper leg pain located?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?

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Upper Leg Injury Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced upper leg injury have also experienced:

    • 17% Muscle Aches
    • 14% Thigh Pain
    • 3% Pain in One Shoulder
  • People who have experienced upper leg injury were most often matched with:

    • 23% Thigh Bruise
    • 6% Cellulitis
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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