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Bruise with pain on the calf after being hit. Need treatment?

Hello. I hit my leg below my knee on April 1st. A large bruise appeared and has since gotten better and started to clear up. When I touch the impact spot on my leg, or get on my knees and pressure applied- it is extremely painful, and feels wierd on inside- possibly fluid. I dont know if it is serious, or just has to heal. It doesnt bother me unless I push, or touch it but then it is pretty painful. I dont want to waste money if i shouldnt be worried.
Asked On : Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing. Propably you could have developed "Subperiosteal hematoma"(blood clot beneath the outer layer of bone -periosteum) which will be extremely tender to touch. If you dont have any issues while carrying on your daily activities and its tender only to touch, then i dont think you need any more investigations. Generally it should resolve within 4-6 weeks with simple hot fomentation carried out twice a day. Thats it. Have a great day
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