bruise on leg after running??? Has anyone heard of this?

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    Sep 27, 2008 6:02 PM GMT
    I just got done running a 5k and pushed myself harder than I ever have. My calves are super sore as well as the rest of my legs. When I got home I noticed I have a small bruise-like area on my right lower quad, right above the knee. It doesn't really hurt or anything, but should I get it checked out? or is this sometimes common? It has never happened before nor has anything like it happened either.

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    Sep 27, 2008 9:15 PM GMT
    What color is this "bruise-like" area? Black & blue, or red, or yellowish? If a crowded street 5k you may have suffered a simple bump, or maybe grazed yourself on some obstacle without realizing it, at a water station or something, when everyone's stepping into your path to hand you a cup or bottle.

    Don't rule out an insect bite you didn't notice because you were distracted at the time. If it swells and becomes tender, consider seeing a doctor. Does your knee joint feel OK?