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Black/purple bruise over whole left bottom cheek with swelling after a fall. Any permanent damage ?

Hi, I fell down the stairs a week ago and now have a black/purple bruise that covers my whole left bottom cheek. I have also been left with a dent where I landed on the step, there is still painful swelling above this which is hot to touch. What permanent damage could I have done? I can walk ok, painful if I walk too quickly though.
Asked On : Fri, 19 Oct 2012
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM
The bruise that you have had on the cheek will resolve over a period of one week.
The dent that you have mentioned, on cheek (I assume) is due to the same injury.
To rule out any internal injury get a CT done.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P wahal
Answered: Fri, 19 Oct 2012
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