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Hematoma due to injury while playing - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr here
User :   Hi , so i was playing soccer about two weeks ago without my shin gaurds and got kicked in the shin. i did not ice it after it happened and when i looked down at my shin about 2 hours later and saw that there was a huge bump on it
Doctor :   ok
User :   now two weeks later, the bruising has gone away and there is still a small lump
User :   do you have a diagnosis ?
User :   the bump when it happened would have been about the size of a bar of soap
Doctor :   this looks like a hematoma
Doctor :   You need a Xray
User :   what is a hematoma ? how will i get healed ?
User :   will i need a cast on my shin ?
Doctor :   the blood gets dissolved
Doctor :   and it will heal itslef
Doctor :   no u dont need a cast
User :   then why a xray ?
User :   *why do i need a xray
Doctor :   IF A INJURY RESULTS IN A HEMATOMA, u need to get one to rlue out fracturres
User :   sorry jeez ! the capital letters
User :   so i need one incase i fractured it ? what happens if i fractured it ?
Doctor :   then u need a cast for 3 weeks
User :   ah ! thats not cool !
User :   thanks so much!
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