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Bruised bump on the chin after injury. Need X-ray?

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I fell down the stairs and have a bad bruise and bump on my chin. Should it be x-rayed?
Posted Sun, 22 Apr 2012 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja 2 hours later

Thanks for posting the query

The details of injury are very superficial

Had I been your doctor I would go for an xray :

If there is lot of pain?
If there is an open wound down to the bone ?
If the swelling is increasing?
If there is dislocation, movement of bone from it's normal place?
If there is crepitus, feeling of air moving inside the wound when pressure is applied?

Hope all clear
If you have any further queries, do revert back
Wishing you a Speedy Recovery
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