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Pain and swelling above ankle - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   hey
User :   ok so last night me and my cousin were messin and i kicked him with all my power and he blocked with his forearm and elbow. as soon as i hit i head a crack and i fell to the ground. it swelled up a tiny bit but i have random bruises up and down my shin now. i can walk on it, it just hurts...alot. what did i do (if anything)? and should i go see a doctor?
User :   i heard a crack* sorry typo
Doctor :   Where is the injury
Doctor :   to you
User :   like right above my ankel, the bottom of my shin
User :   that general area
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   Is there swelling
User :   yes but not a lot
Doctor :   Do yoiu have pain on pressing over the area
User :   yes very much
Doctor :   The features you say are suggesting a break
Doctor :   since it is the wt bearing area i recommend for an Xray
Doctor :   so see a doc
User :   ok thanks very much.
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User :   yea i did. but hey can i ask one lastquestion?
Doctor :   s
User :   you said it seems like a break. and to me when you say a break i would think you wouldnt be able to walk or something. so it's normal and possible to be able to walk with a fracture?
Doctor :   yEs
Doctor :   you can walk
Doctor :   fractue may not be end to end
Doctor :   it could be hairline too
User :   whatsthe diffrence between a i guess normal fracture and a hair line farcture. and is bruising on the outside normal in a fracture? im sorry to be asking so many questions i'm just very curious about it.
Doctor :   It could be normal some time or many a time
User :   ok thank you:)

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