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Hard painful bruise on chin, getting red, larger. How to treat it?

I fell three weeks ago and obtained a palm sized bruise on my chin from where a gallon water dispenser fell on my leg when I went down. The bruise has become hard and always been painful to touch. Currently the bruise is hard and seems to be swelling . A red spot appeared on the bruise just two days ago and the spot is getting larger, currently about the size of a quarter. I am concerned it may cause a blood clot. How can I treat this until seeing my doctor next week? Or should I go to an urgent care clinic/ER.
Asked On : Sun, 10 Feb 2013
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Thanks for writing to health care magic.

If there is increasing pain and tenderness in a bruise then it could be because of various causes like infection etc. So I request you to consult your doctor for a physical examination. If there is a long wait to see a doctor the consult ER once.

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Hope this helps.
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Answered: Wed, 26 Jun 2013
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