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Solid lump on cheekbone, had cheek injury. Should I seek medical attention?

I recently fell over and hit my cheek very hard. My face was swollen for a few days, and my cheek became bruised and i got a black eye. All the bruising has now subsided, however there is a solid lump (under the skin) right on my cheekbone which does not seem to be getting any less. what is this lump, should I seek medical attention? When i touch the area of skin above the lump (to the side of my eye) it feels very uncomfortable, almost as if a nerve is being touched.
Asked On : Sun, 18 Nov 2012
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You must have developed hematoma (blood collection in tissue), which has not resolved so far. If it is not progressing and not giving much discomfort, you can wait for a few more days. An X-ray can be obtained right now to rule out some bone injury.
If everything is fine, in due course of time it will subside.
Otherwise consult a doctor.
Dr. Ajit Singh Kulhari
MD - Skin & VD
Answered: Sun, 18 Nov 2012
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