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Swollen lump on shin, bone feels bruised. Any thoughts?

Hi I do not remember hitting my left shin bone on anything but about two weeks ago I had a swollen lump near the top of the shin. The lump has gotten smaller but it feels like the bone is bruised for about an 8 inch area. I don t see any signs of dis coloration like you would associate with a bruise. Any thoughts? Thank you.
Asked On : Mon, 11 Feb 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Welcome to the forum.
A bruised tibia occurs when capillaries in the skin or bone of the tibia become damaged, allowing for swelling and minor internal bleeding. The signs that a bruised tibia has occurred include discoloration of the skin, tenderness or pain in the affected area, and swelling.
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Answered: Tue, 12 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Himanshu Prasad's  Response
it could most probably be a bursitis..however need more information like ur age, ur profession or any associated fever..
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