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What causes a hard lump on the leg post injury?

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Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement

Practicing since :2002

Answered : 4486 Questions

Posted on Sat, 3 Sep 2016 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: I bumped into the dorner of a car door about three weeks ago and have a lump on my leg where it hit. It's kind of hard but doesn't bother me.
Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It is collection of blood in tissue

Detailed Answer:
I have studied your case.I think you are having collection of blood in tissue. It is called Hematoma. There is no need to be worried about this. It will going to heal in three to four months. You can do following.
1.Hot water fomentation
2.Gentle rubbing of that part of the leg.
3.Tablet Etorixoxib or Advil if there is pain.
I hope these steps will be helpful for you. Let me know if there is any other followup questions.
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