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Shin injury, large lump, bruising, swollen ankle, yellow discoloration. Treatment?

I got hit in the shin during a softball game. There was a large lump that has now turned into a bruise . In the past week, the bruising has gotten worse and now my ankle has started to swell . I also have bruising in my ankle now. This morning when I woke up, my leg from the knee down had a yellow hue. Should I go see a doctor?
Asked On : Sat, 15 Sep 2012
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Critical Care Specialist 's  Response
Hi Dear thanks for your question, The lump which you have got after an injury is Haematoma ( collection of blood under skin).Haematoma changes various colors during its course, till it disappear, if ,it has got infected, it will increase in size and will produce should urgently see the doctor to get treatment and rule out any under lying fracture
Answered: Sat, 15 Sep 2012
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Pulmonologist Dr. Arnab Maji's  Response
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Large lump may be because of hematoma that has undergone bruising and sequential colour changes. I think your knee swelling spreaded gradually and ultimately reached your ankle because less tissue support over your sheen bone. Yellow discolouration is due to sequential colour changes of your bruise. Nothing else. Though i must ask you to have a x-ray over your trauma site to exclude fracture. Though chance of fracture is very less here but we must exclude it. Apply nothing over that yellowish portion because it will disappear spontaneously.
Thank you.
Answered: Sun, 16 Sep 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Thanks for query.
It seems that you got hematoma i.e. blood collection at the site of injury.
Now there is infectiontook place giving rise to cellulits and swelling.
Consult surgeon and I think you may require removal of pus and old blood from the part.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Tue, 18 Sep 2012
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