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Finger injury, pain, swollen hard lump, no bruising or bleeding. Possibility of fracture?

My finger was slammed in a door approximately two weeks ago. There was pain at the site and after a day there was a lump. It never bruised or bled. I have full functioning of the finger, but the lump is there and when I feel the area it is rock hard and painful (only when touched). Could I have a fracture? Should I see a doctor for an XR?
Asked On : Fri, 2 Nov 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014

Thanks for posting your query.

It might be soft tissue injury or fracture.

Without X-ray, it is difficult to differentiate a fracture from others. I suggest you to consult an orthopaedician nearby for a detailed examination. You may get the X-ray of the area affected under his/her guidance.

In the interim, take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin to reduce pain and inflammation. Avoid lifting and rest well.

Answered: Fri, 2 Nov 2012
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