Hey all! I am wondering how you all tell the difference between a normal bruise and a blood clot? I had pain in my leg the last couple days and I posted a picture of a bruise along with a weird surface blood mark on my left calf in my last post but about an hour ago I was rubbing my other leg because it was sore ( I thought from my hike yesterday) but when I ran my hand across this spot it was very painful and somewhat raised. I don't remember hitting it on anything at all. I'm not looking for a diagnosis as I am seeing my doctor tomorrow but wondered how you all tell weather you have a clot or just a bruise. I don't want to dismiss something serious. I have not been coughing up blood or anything so I feel fine other than my leg hurting and my migraines from the last two days still lingering.