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Hit on the inside of upper arm, intense pain, no bruise, hard lump under skin. Worrisome?

my 6 yr old son was running on the playground today and hit the inside of his upper arm on a metal bar. he complained about it earlier and when i touched it, he winced in pain. i thought it would go away, just like a normal minor impact injury. there is no bruise , only a small pink spot, but there is a hard gumball sized lump just under his skin. is this something i need to worry about? it is not any warmer to the touch then any other part of his skin and the rest of his arm(and hand ) is perfectly fine in appearance and temp.
Asked On : Tue, 23 Oct 2012
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The lump he has is likely to be due to a hematoma at the site of injury. You can ice the area and ask him to avoid any activity. Taking mild pain killers will be helpful.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Tue, 23 Oct 2012
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