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Hit on thigh, swelling, used heating pad, again hit the same place. Cure?

I was at work and i hit my upper thigh really hard on my press. About a week later i noticed it was swollen so i made an appointment with my doctor and he said i more and likely hit the muscle and told me to use a heating pad on it three times a day for 20 mins for two week. The swelling went way down and was almost gone and then i hit it in the same spot just a couple of days ago and it is swollen again. Not sure what to do. Please help
Asked On : Tue, 10 Apr 2012
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There is probably a haematoma (soft tissue bleeding) as a result of a soft tissue blunt injury you previously had, which has now recurred with the 2nd injury. Hopefully it will also resolve like the first one. However, if it persists, you can have it checked out again with view to a local Ultrasound examination to confirm. Occasionally some haematoma can become chronic and persists.
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