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    First, i found what looks like a bruise on my leg, just below my knee. Its the size of a 2p and is sort of the same colour. The only problem is that i dont remember knocking it or bumping into something. It also has a little bump in the middle. Could this be a blood clot or something like that? What are the symptoms? It obviously could just be a bruise and i might have knocked it and not realised.

    Second. If im lying down for a long time and then get up, i get dizzy and have to hold on to something to stop myself from fally over. My mum says that it might be vertigo which is to do with ears and as both my parents and my nan has it, its a possiblility. what do you think?
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    The dizzy thing could be the start of an inner ear infection thing, they can be pretty nasty but i don't know about the bruise hmm...If your nan has vertigo then it might be that like they say but i don't know whether vertigo is hered...heredat....whether it runs in the family...so in essense im not doing too well with this answer huh? ^^

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    The second thing sounds exactly like a headrush; perfectly normal.
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    my idea would be to see a gp
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    The second thing is this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head_rush

    Nothing to worry about... learn to enjoy the sensation...
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    I wouldn't worry about the bruising thing too much - you probably just knocked it but didn't notice
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    Keep an eye on the bruise. It sounds quite small; if it gets any worse, and isn't going within a couple of days, get to the doctor.
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    My bruises last about 8 says normally. It looks quite nasty but its not really painful.
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    First, i found what looks like a bruise on my leg, just below my knee. Its the size of a 2p and is sort of the same colour. The only problem is that i dont remember knocking it or bumping into something. It also has a little bump in the middle. Could this be a blood clot or something like that? What are the symptoms? It obviously could just be a bruise and i might have knocked it and not realised.
    How weird! I had this too. It would come up suddenly very dark in colour, then fade over a couple of weeks, then reappear. It did this for about a year so I went to the doctor a few weeks ago. She ran a few blood tests for my haemoglobin and clotting factors which came out normal. Her conclusion? Possibly due to it being the pressure point when I cross my legs.
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    (Original post by Jsk)
    First, i found what looks like a bruise on my leg, just below my knee. Its the size of a 2p and is sort of the same colour. The only problem is that i dont remember knocking it or bumping into something. It also has a little bump in the middle. Could this be a blood clot or something like that? What are the symptoms? It obviously could just be a bruise and i might have knocked it and not realised.

    Second. If im lying down for a long time and then get up, i get dizzy and have to hold on to something to stop myself from fally over. My mum says that it might be vertigo which is to do with ears and as both my parents and my nan has it, its a possiblility. what do you think?
    First thing - sounds like a bruise of a bite. Might be a little thrombophlebitis. If it gets worse over the next few days, or doesn't improve over the next week, then see your GP.

    Second thing...is this a joke? You are how old and yet still don't know the basics of your body. You stand up suddenly, the pressure of blood in your head drops, you get dizzy. or, as mother used to say 'all your blood balls into your legs'. normal, nothing sinister.
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    Sounds like Hypotension caused by hypovolemia(the bruise seems peculiar if it doesn't appear to be a bite, which leads me to believe blood symptoms)

    And to the above poster, hypotension is a symptom because normal people don't experience it enough to be dizzy therefore it must have a cause. Stop being so patronizing.
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    Sounds like Hypotension caused by hypovolemia(the bruise seems peculiar if it doesn't appear to be a bite, which leads me to believe blood symptoms)

    And to the above poster, hypotension is a symptom because normal people don't experience it enough to be dizzy therefore it must have a cause. Stop being so patronizing.
    I bow to your superior knowledge of physiology. Or not.

    Pray tell, where does the hypovolaemia come from. Is the poster bleeding? Have they got lots of burns. Perhaps they have had diarrhoea and vomiting for 5 days and so haven't had any water intake.

    Or perhaps, following ochams razor, they are like pretty much everyone else in the world - hypotensive or not, and if they stand up fast from a lying position, they get a little dizzy for a few seconds.

    Hmmmmmmm
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    Did anyone else just hear Zebras?
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    i love head rush
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    (Original post by Jamie)
    Second thing...is this a joke? You are how old and yet still don't know the basics of your body.

    Errrr. no its not a joke. Ive nealy passed out twice because of it and sometimes i get it just from a sitting possision. Ive been getting it for sbout 3 years but i thought it was just head rushes but it gets worse, some times i lose my sight for a while. As my parents both have vertigo and so does my nan, i thought that this might be a possibility for it.
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    (Original post by Jsk)
    Ive nealy passed out twice because of it and sometimes i get it just from a sitting possision. Ive been getting it for sbout 3 years but i thought it was just head rushes but it gets worse, some times i lose my sight for a while.
    If you read the wiki page, it describes exactly that. Look:

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    Symptoms, which generally occur after sudden standing, include dizziness, lightheadedness, headache, blurred or dimmed vision (possibly to the point of momentary blindness), and fainting.
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    (Original post by Jamie)
    I bow to your superior knowledge of physiology. Or not.

    Pray tell, where does the hypovolaemia come from. Is the poster bleeding? Have they got lots of burns. Perhaps they have had diarrhoea and vomiting for 5 days and so haven't had any water intake.

    Or perhaps, following ochams razor, they are like pretty much everyone else in the world - hypotensive or not, and if they stand up fast from a lying position, they get a little dizzy for a few seconds.

    Hmmmmmmm
    heheheheh blood volume can be reduced by excess urine output and lack of red cell creation, or maybe those cells are just clotting in a leg and unavailable to the head, anyway the last paragraph was my diagnosis, rest was me waxing idiotic
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    both sound normal to me..might be worth a visit to your gp if your postural hypotension is that bad/dangerous....
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    (Original post by DanielIvtsan)
    heheheheh blood volume can be reduced by excess urine output and lack of red cell creation, or maybe those cells are just clotting in a leg and unavailable to the head, anyway the last paragraph was my diagnosis, rest was me waxing idiotic
    OK, so lack of red cell creation. Aplastic anaemia? Leukaemia?

    Excess urine output..? caused by what? he's sneaking himself some diuretics? Has himself some diabetes insipidus?

    All this rubbish because he gets dizzy when he stands/sits up quick...
 
 
 
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