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Leg injury, no blood clot, no fracture, normal for bruise to be dark?

I hit my leg 2 weels ago on a metal pole trying to jump over it. It created a pretty decent size knot/bump, and a pretty wicked bruise . I expected all of that to happen. Now.. the brusing has gone down into my ankle ... it is getting pretty dark. I have been eleveating it and moist heat . I had a sonogram 6 days ago to be sure that it was not a blood clot and an x-ray to be sure that it wasn t fractured. The Dr. said it would take a month or so to get better. Is it normal for my ankle to still be so dark/bruised/blood???
Asked On : Sat, 7 Apr 2012
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hi welcome to hcm,
the bruise which develop due to a blunt force will shift to the depended part of body due to gravitational force even though your hit area was high the bruice will shift to lower areas.
If no fracture or any other problem no need to worry the discoloration will be normal by 10-15 days. that will absorbed.
give rest to the affected part up to that time
never rub or again hit by any objects
keep some ice pack if pain is there
take care
thanking you
Answered: Sat, 7 Apr 2012
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