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Suffering from lower calf muscle laceration. what is going on ?

9 days ago I cut my lower calf muscle the cut is 3 long going down and 1 1/2 deep i got it stitched up i went to a doctor 3 days later and was told to walk on it i can t my muscle is tender bruised and very hard and painful i cannot put my heel on the floor will standing up the past 2 days my foot has swelled now its starting to bruise and it feels like its asleep I cannot straighten my leg there is too much pain and tightness when i try what should I do and what is going on ?
Asked On : Thu, 10 Mar 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.
when you have a laceration , it is considered severe enough.If you meant you have got it sutured , I hope there is no tightened/too much pressure bandaging on the leg, this could lead to some obstruction in blood supply and cause pain.
You must see the doctor immediately as I dont want this to worsen as i sense some signs of acute inflammation or an infection also in your case.Take pain killers for the pain and act very soon by reaching the doctor

Wish you good health
Answered: Thu, 10 Mar 2011
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I went to the doctor this morning and found out that i have a hematoma in my calf muscle i got pain medicine and more antibiotics. thank you for your help.
Answered: Fri, 11 Mar 2011
General & Family Physician Dr. Vidya Muralidhar's  Response
you are welcome. thanks for writing in about your follow up.
Answered: Fri, 11 Mar 2011
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