Bulls eye Bruise on leg could it be Lyme disease?

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I do bruise easily and wake up most mornings covered in bruises. I have had tests in the past but doctors have never found out why I bruise alot and so easily.So when I get Bruises I dont take that much notice as its so normal for me.

But a few days ago this really strange bruise appeared on my leg it is like a bulls eye with red in the center, then normal maybe slightly yellow skin and then a ring of bruise. 

It was not itchy to start but now is itchy. I dont remember getting bitten. I hurts if touched.

It is not the normal red bulls eye lyme diseas rash  that ive seen pictures of. Could it still be a tick bite and Lyme Disease.

I am in the Lake Distrct and there is known to be lyme disease in this area it believe.

I do walk in the country side, through fields and by lakes with my dog.

I have uploaded a picture of the bulls eye bruise.

I am going to see doctor tomorrow as would rather be safe than sorry but would appreciate any advice

Thanks in advance.

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    I definitely think it is always better to be safe than sorry. Even if your rash is not a bullseye you could still be infected. I believe around 34% of those treated for Lyme disease do not have the bullseye rash. I am among the 34% and was diagnosed with Lyme and co-infections Bartonella and Babesia.
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    I just had the same thing show up this morning. What did you learn with yours? I also bruise easily and have the same red mark in the middle. My bruise is not as big and I marked it to be sure. I don't recall being bitten either, and surely a tick couldn't have attached to me very long. I'm trying to decide to go to the doctor in the morning. Thanks!

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    Hey it'd be really cool if you followed up with how this ended up.  One of the most valuable pieces of information is what the diagnosis ended up being instead of people guessing.  My girlfriend has a very similar thing.  I know this is much less important to you now that you have the info you need, but it'd help a lot of people if you closed the loop.

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    Could you let me know what the conclusion was of your girlfriends bite? I have the same bite as well. I'm in Wisconsin. I thought it was a spider but its been 10 days now and I'm starting to get bad joint aches, random waves of dizziness and have a really stiff neck and jaw. Kinda freaking me out now.

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