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Swelling in right thigh after cycling accident, stinging on applying pressure. Healing time?

Hi I have what looks like a more-lavallee? swelling in my right thigh after a heavy fall in a cycling accident. It has been about 2 weeks and the swelling hasn t gone down, in fact it seems to be getting larger. I find it difficult to sleep and run as it stings when pressure of any kind is applied. I am not sure what to do about this as I haven t seen a doctor yet. Should I just leave it?
Asked On : Fri, 23 Nov 2012
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You should see a doctor for this problem. What most probably has happened is that you have a large collection of blood in your thigh following the fall. This solidifies itself but then goes on to liquefy with time as the collection is gradually absorbed. However, if there is an external breach associated with it then there is a chance for the hematoma to get infected and cause additional problems otherwise it should go away with conservative treatment. However, some surgeons prefer drainage of a hematoma to expedite the healing process in large hematomas. In any event you should therefore see a doctor to find out if there are any complications arising out of it and if it needs additional treatment.
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