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Have cuts and bruises, swelling, tightness in thigh. What can help?


i recently had an accident on my bike. i sustained numerous cuts, bruises, etc. however, my thigh is starting to concern me. i initially thought i had just landed on my bike or something, but the swelling is still present after almost a week and seems to have spread to my knee? i currently can't walk properly due to the tightness in my thigh and knee. Also, i can feel a bump on my thigh, but no visual bruising can be seen.

thanks in advance.
Asked On : Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Hi--it's possible that this is a hematoma--a blood collection--in the muscle, but I'm concerned that this may be a deep venous thrombosus--a clot in a leg vein. That can lead to a pulmonary embolus that can be life-threatening so I'd advise you to see a doctor now for an evaluation and Doppler flow studies of the leg to look for a DVT
Answered: Wed, 3 Jul 2013
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