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Recurring pain over the injured area - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   I went off a rope swing and hit a rock right at the top of my femur on my left leg. It turned into a huge bruise, and a relativly sharp edge of the rock caught me right on the joint there. It left a bruise about 10 inches in diameter on the back of my leg. It has been over 6 months and it still hurts pretty bad some days. I have also been experiencing large patches of very tender skin around my hips since then. It feels like I spilled a cup of hot coffee on me, even cloths touching the skin "irritates" it, but there is nothing wrong, no rash, no red, nothing. I also seem to have a quarter or half-dollar sized hole where the edge of the rock was. Right around that hole, I have a dull but quite painful ache that just decides its gonna make my day pretty rough whenever it wants too. The more active I get, the worse all this gets. I never saw a DR when it happened as I am uninsured. I am wondering if I should have it checked out, or if anything can really be done about it. I thought it would get better over time but it hasn't.
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
Doctor :  
Let me read through the paragraph.
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   I thought I would ask because I woke up in a good bit of pain today
User :   23 male
Doctor :  
Do you have the pain and the irritation all the day or
Doctor :  
does it occur once in while?\
User :   it lasts a while when it starts
User :   days at a time
User :   no rhyme or reason, exercise or activity doesnt make it worse or better
Doctor :  
How frequent are your symptoms and for how long do your symptoms last?
User :   days at a time
User :   the buring lasts a week or more sometimes
User :   lets just say I know its there every day, there are good and bad days but....
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
Do you have any problems when you walk?
User :   no
Doctor :  
Do you have weakness?
User :   not that I have noticed
Doctor :  
Is the symptoms confined only to the region you have injured/

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