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Had ankle injured. Having swelling and lump. What can be done?

Monday I hit my left leg - about midway between ank;e and knee - with a car door, while closing the door. The injury gushed some blood and was swollen. It is considerably better now but a smaller lump remains. I had treated it to protect against infection and stop the bleeding. Expected it to be virtally healed by, today - Wednesday. But I now see there's more to it than I had thought. Applied ice the day of the injury and again yesterday (Tuesday). There is some discomfort (as opposed to actual pain) when the skin is stretched over the bruise/remaining lump, as when straightening the leg or when using stairs, this is due to the swelling/ relatively small remaining lump - about 1x1 inch and out about 1/2inch.

Asked On : Sat, 23 Mar 2013
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Hi, Thanks for using HCM.

Small lump could be a blood collection under skin( hematoma) that will get absorbed slowly.
You can take anti inflammatory medication to reduce swelling and pain.
If the injured area is warm to touch/ pus getting collected, there could be chances of infection, you need antibiotic, pus should be removed under aseptic condition and dressing of wound needs to be done.
Hope I answered your question. Consult your doctor for further examination and management.
Feel free to ask me if you have any further queries.
Wish you good health. Take care.

Dr. Vidya
Answered: Wed, 24 Jul 2013
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