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Hit on the upper thigh causing bruise, persistent big lump with indentation. Will it subside?

Hi, Doctor, I hit my left upper thigh about a month ago- The bruise was huge and it never really hurt. I was on a party bus and I can t remember if I just lost balance and leaned really hard on the seat while standing... Or, I m thinking I did just that... Anyway, there was a big lump, and the lump has kind of gone down. It s a horizontal line lump across my thigh now (sort of thin). But I noticed it s also indented. I m worried. Will it go away?
Asked On : Sat, 22 Dec 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
you have sustained a soft tissue injury of thigh resulting in hemetoma ( blood clot) formation and injured your thigh muscles as well. the bruise (blood clot ) resolves on its own which in your case has, but complete recovery of any soft tissue injury takes 6-8 weeks depending on the severity. sometimes if the injury is severe , despite complete recovery small scar of muscle tissue may remain but usually don't cause problems in future. don't worry your lump will heal with time.
take care.
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Psychiatrist Dr. Srikanth Reddy's  Response
Thanks for using health health acre magic for posting your query.
From the kind of description you have given it appears that the lump was actually a hemoatoma, a collection of blood. It generally doesn't cause any problem and resolve on its own. The indentation may be cause of the surrounding oedema.
You should be concerned about it if it becomes unusually painful or you develop fever which in case will happen if it becomes infected.
Otherwise, there is no reason to worry!
Hope I am able to solve your concerns.
Answered: Wed, 2 Jan 2013
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