Leg Bruise due to a slip and fall

I slipped on the pool ladder and did a nice job on my leg. I hit my ankle but the bruise on my leg starts about mid-shin to just below my knee on the inner side (about 6 inches long). This bruised almost immediately and really hurt. I also discoverd a bruise right behind my knee where my leg must have come to rest on the ladder rung. The bruise behind my knee is very purple and hurts. The other large bruise is already changing colors - this happened 4 days ago. I have been on prednisone at a dose of 10 mg every other day. I know this medication will thin your skin so you there can be easy bruising. Should I go see a doctor to have this checked out? A nurse friend mentioned blood clots. Am I already past the period where these might occur? Any info would be helpful. Thanks for all your help.

Posted By Barb on June 29, 2008 at 11:20:26:

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