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Injured my leg. Done with X-ray. Swelling on knee and thigh. What is your opinion on this?

I injured my leg as I stepped down off stool. As I stepped down the step broke and I came down really hard on my left leg. 2 Days after the accident I started having fevers and chills so I went to the doctor to rule out a bone fracture. They performed an XRAY and told me it was a bone bruise on the lower left leg above the ankle. Now, 2 days after the Docto rs appointment my left leg is swelling all the way up to my knee and my thigh seems tight. Should I go back to see the doctor?
Asked On : Sun, 21 Apr 2013
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The swelling that you have could be due to a bone bruise and associated hematoma in the area. Since X-ray has ruled out any serious injury, keeping the foot elevated on two pillows will help in reducing the swelling.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal ,
Answered: Sun, 23 Jun 2013
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