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    Suggest treatment for hematoma on the shin

Posted on Wed, 2 Aug 2017 in Lump
Question: I smashed my right shin into a beach wall 1 week ago. I was cut in 2 places on the front of my shin that bled & have now scabbed over. Black and blue all up and down the shin which is healing. However, I have a very large goose egg in the middle of the shin where 1 of the cuts is. It is not resolving after icing & compression. Still very painful to the touch. What can I do to resolve the goose egg.
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 24 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Post traumatic hematoma or abscess formation .

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.com
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* Most likely post traumatic hematoma or abscess formation .

Kindly provide some more details so that I can answer your query completely .

1. Pain - type , frequency , aggravating , relieving factors , better or worsen since
beginning .
2. Walking okay or difficult .
3. Swelling - soft , hard , overlying skin warm or as same as surrounding skin ,
size same , decrease or increase since beginning after icing .
4. Any systemic issues of fever or else .
5. Presence of diabetes or other ailment .
6. If possible and no objection , upload a high resolution photograph of the goose
egg , which would be of immense help to judge .

Awaiting for your response .

Regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 15 minutes later
Thank you for your response.

Area is painful when touched, but better than last week since I can now put jeans on. Initially walking was very painful, but no longer. Goose egg is larger than when it happened, hard to the touch, but not warm at all. No other systemic issues at all, no ailments, etc..
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 15 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Resolving hematoma most likely. recommendations provided herewith .

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the details .

* Seems resolving hematoma .

* Suggestions for better recovery

- Keep the area clean with antiseptic liquid , dry .
- Keep leg elevated over 3 pillows when resting .
- Remain ambulatory , but avoid thrust of sudden impact like jumping , running .
- Continue advil 3 times a day after meals .
- In our clinic , we recommend antibiotics of Cephalosporin group for better
faster recovery from the same , but you will need prescription for the same .

Hope this will help you .
Welcome for any further assistance .

Wishing you fine recovery .
Regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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