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Had painful bruise on thigh lemon sized, solid after fall, color changed black to purple. Not subsiding

Hi, I fell down the stairs 2 weeks ago, I hit my right thigh, just below my bum pretty bad. It bruised up the size of a melon, the bruising was black at first and has slowly faded into purple. It's the lump that goes with it that's worrying me. It's about the size of a lemon, fairly solid, and seems to get bigger during the day when I'm doing stuff. It has proper made my figure look wonky, it hurts pretty bad and the swelling is showing no signs of going down after 2 weeks - is this ok?
Asked On : Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
hallo dear friend ,thanks for writing to HCM
i have studied your case
have you taken X ray of thigh?
see bruise is collection of venous blood due to rupture of muscular tissue
this collection will get liquified by our body immune mechanism
apply thrombophobe ointment
wait and watch for 3 weeks swelling will get reduced

take rest , take some analgesic , hot or cold fomentation
avoid lifting weights

watch for signs of inflammation,infection
if hematoma gets infected then we need to surgically intervein

for further query you may contact on
Answered: Sat, 18 May 2013
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