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Posted on Wed, 19 Jul 2017 in Lump
Question: Hit my shin on some railroad rail about 10days ago it's is still very sore to touch and after work I take off my boots and I have huge lumb there it might be water built up not sure goes away but it is still sore even when just laying in bed
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 36 minutes later
Brief Answer:
X-ray should be done.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

Have you had an x-ray done?
Generally such symptoms are quite common after such injury. It is possible that you may have a fluid collection (hematoma). If so, it should be drained, otherwise it may turn into an abscess.
Fracture must be always ruled out.
I suggest you to have an x-ray done as well as soft tissues ultrasound. Orthopedist is the right address.

Hope this helps.
Regards.
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