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Hip surgery done. Hard lump formed near incision, getting bigger, painful. What could it be?

I had hip surgery November 12th for labral tears and a femoroplasty. I feel 3 weeks post-op and followed up with my doctor who said everything looked fine. Shortly after, I felt a hard lump forming about 3 inches down and to the right of my incisions. I iced the lump and it went down, but not completely. Now it just keeps getting bigger and it is painful! The pain worsens when I walk and it shoots all the way down to my ankle. I m just curious on what this lump could be.
Asked On : Sun, 13 Jan 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.
From description it seems that you develop soft tissue injury after fall . Large lump might be due to haematoma formation(collection of blood).
You need an x-ray to rule out any bony injury.
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.Beside icing and elevating it, you can take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin to reduce pain and inflammation. Avoid putting weight and rest well.
Hope this will helps you. Feel free to ask me if you have any further queries.
Wish you good health. Take care.
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Answered: Thu, 25 Jul 2013
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