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Soreness above right ankle, fluid build up. Taking ibuprofen for pain. Permanent cure?

my lady friend is having soreness just above her right ankle for aobut 3 inches. this area shows a small amount of fluid build up just under thE PROBLEM HERE? e skin.(about 3inches long and 1 AND 1/2 INCHES WIDE. IT HAS BEEN BOTHERING HER FOR ABOUT 5 DAYS. SHE IS 61 YRS. OLD AND 5 6 TALL AND ABOUT 110 LBS. SHE HAS TO BE ON THE LEG WORKINGIN A FURNITURE STORE ABOUT 65% OF THE DAY. SHE IS TAKING 2 IBUPROPHEN A DAY. WHAT SEEMS TO BE TH E PROBLEM HERE?
Asked On : Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response

She might be having cellulitis leg .
In cellulitis infection is superficial to start but if not treated properly may lead to infection deep upto bone .
You need to do investigation like routine blood test ,x ray leg .
Another possibility of hematoma collection due to micro trauma.

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Answered: Tue, 15 Oct 2013
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