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Small bruise on forearm. Has a lump. developed after a cat scratch. Solution?

So, I have a small nickel sized, barely visible, bruise on my left forearm . It has a hard lump in the center about the size of a dime. It s not raised, but it hurts like a bruise does. Also, and I don t know if this matters, but I got a small cat scratch right next to it. It developed last night, a few hours after the scratch. Any ideas what it may be?
Asked On : Sun, 2 Dec 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for writing to us.

After going through the entire description, I am of the opinion that the cause for lump is cat scratch disease.

Most cases of cat scratch disease resolve without any treatment. Rarely, a swollen lymph node becomes so large and painful that the doctor may recommend removing fluid from the node with a needle and syringe.

Antibiotics sometimes are used to treat the disease. To ease sore nodes, try warm, moist compresses.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Answered: Sat, 24 Aug 2013
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