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How are bumps on the knees treated?

I knocked my shin at work a week ago. When I got home, there was a fist sized bump at the point of impact. I was able to go nack to work for the rest of the week. Today the swelling hasn t really gone down, its just spread out. Painful to the touch. And is like hard putty (i can leave an indentation with my finger). Its more painful to walk on it today than 5 days ago. It has minimal bruising, but the bruising is down 8 inches around my ankle.
Mon, 2 Mar 2015
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Hi ! Good evening. I am Dr Shareef answering your query. From your history, it seems to be a hematoma initially due to the trauma, which now got inflammed, and if not treated might turn into an abscess. If I were your doctor, I would advise you for an anti inflammatory along with a proton pump inhibitor along with a broad spectrum antibiotic, which might relieve the inflammation and some kind of pressure bandage might be needed to get it absorbed gradually. If not , you might have to get it assessed by a general surgeon in your area.

I hope this information would help you in discussing with your family physician/treating doctor in further management of your problem. Please do not hesitate to ask in case of any further doubts.

Thanks for choosing health care magic to clear doubts on your health problems. I wish you an early recovery. Dr Shareef.

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How are bumps on the knees treated?

Hi ! Good evening. I am Dr Shareef answering your query. From your history, it seems to be a hematoma initially due to the trauma, which now got inflammed, and if not treated might turn into an abscess. If I were your doctor, I would advise you for an anti inflammatory along with a proton pump inhibitor along with a broad spectrum antibiotic, which might relieve the inflammation and some kind of pressure bandage might be needed to get it absorbed gradually. If not , you might have to get it assessed by a general surgeon in your area. I hope this information would help you in discussing with your family physician/treating doctor in further management of your problem. Please do not hesitate to ask in case of any further doubts. Thanks for choosing health care magic to clear doubts on your health problems. I wish you an early recovery. Dr Shareef.