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Upper Leg Injury Checker

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Your Upper Leg Injury May Also be Known as:
Bumped leg
Bumped quad
Bumped quadricep
Bumped thigh
Bumped upper leg
Damaged leg
Damaged quad
Damaged quadricep
Damaged thigh
Damaged upper leg

Top 2 Upper Leg Injury Causes

  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.

    You can treat this at home with R.I.C.E - rest (exercise as tolerated), ice (10-20 minutes at a time), compression (this is pretty optional), and elevation (put your feet up to help blood flow back to the heart using gravity).

    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.

    You should go to your primary care doctor tomorrow. There, he or she will inspect your skin and determine if antibiotics are necessary.

    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
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Upper Leg Injury

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Where is your upper leg pain located?
  • Q.Have you recently been bitten or stung by an insect?
  • Q.Have you ever been diagnosed with diabetes?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our upper leg injury symptom checker.

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Upper Leg Injury Symptom Checker Statistics

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

    • 25% Pain in One Shoulder
    • 25% Thigh Pain
    • 25% Bright Red Skin Changes
  • People who have experienced upper leg injury were most often matched with:

    • 11% Thigh Bruise
    • 11% Cellulitis

Upper Leg Injury Checker

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