I need a quick opinion on whether I need to see GP or not?
I was out for a walk on Wednesday night at a forest park and the next day my calf was really itchy, red, swollen and the skin was hard. It was unbelievably itchy for about 4 days and whole calf stayed red and hard. I presumed it was a horsefly bite.
Anyway last night I was jumping into shower and my whole calf has gone purple/red. Its like blood had come to the surface and so I am wondering if it is just bruising from when I scratched. It is still very hot and so I think maybe I have gotten an infection from it. here is a picture that I can find that is closest to what mine looks like although mine is more red and takes up entire calf:
BTW I am pregnant so maybe they would not be able to give me anything anyway?
Hi, you poor thing, I am not a nurse but would definatly advise you to go to the doctor. It is prob just a reaction to a bite but you might need anti biotics, and with being pregnant I wouldnt take any chances. Do you remember giving it a bang or anything. Please lets no what you decide to do and how you get on?
Why don't you post pic of your actual bruise as opposed to another random bruise??
Get to a doctor asap!
is there any bite/puncture site? any bullseye formation in it?
could be tick/spider bite you are obvo allergic to it/having bad reaction. if left untreated could cause bad infection/strep. and you are pregnant? dont hang around!!
went to GP and she thinks its nothing- just that I might have broken a blood vessel when scratching and the blood is just tracking now. She told me to keep an eye on it though just in case
phew! keep an eye on it and maybe put ur legs up!
not a nurse but sounds like celulitus (sp) ??