Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
128 Doctors are Online

Brown discoloration in shin after fall. Lump near shin. Painful to touch. Should I be concerned?

I caught my skirt on my heels while walking down the steps about eight weeks ago. I was in a lot of pain for about 2 weeks after the event and had a huge knot and bruise where my shin hit the step when I fell. It took about a month for the swelling and bruise to go away, but I noticed a slight discoloration in the area- it was a brownish color. It still hurts when touched and there is a lump next to the shin in the area where there was bruising. I just recently noticed the bruising coming back but don t remember hitting it on anything. It s been bruised again for about 2 weeks. Should I be concerned???
Asked On : Wed, 14 Nov 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  217
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi there,
It seems like there is a Haematoma(collection of blood) in the site.Once bruised by trauma it's always usually possible to get this kind of situation even with a minor injury.
So I would strongly suggest you to see a doctor,preferably a surgeon so that he could have a look and proceed further.
I hope this discussion would be of help to you.
Thanks and all the best.
Answered: Wed, 14 Nov 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor