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Swollen knee after a fall for a 16 year old girl - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   I am a 16 year old girl. Yesterday I went ice-skating and fell down on my knee. I have no bruising but there is a very large swollen and hard lump above my knee. I can still move my knee but it is painful. Should I get this checked out by a doctor or is it like a normal bruise and will it just go away? Thanks
Doctor :   If you have a bruise and swelling put the ice cubes
Doctor :   over the area
Doctor :   for 15 minutes
Doctor :   atleast 3 times a day
User :   There is no bruising. It is only very swollen and tender
Doctor :   If you have pain
Doctor :   I mean if it is swollen
Doctor :   If you have pain and pain on pressing the area you can take Tylenol tablet
Doctor :   for pain
Doctor :   If you are not able to walk
Doctor :   or the swelling increasing
Doctor :   then please see the doctor
User :   ok thanks!
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