Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
121 Doctors are Online

Tailbone injury, lump on leg. Should I be concerned about a blood clot?

I slid off a tailgate of a pickup about a week and a half ago, it hurt and waited a few days for it to turn black and blue or yellow, it never did. Now I was rubbing my leg today and went over that spot which is to the inner side of my knee , and it was sensative to the pressure of rubbing it and it still has a lump about the size of a marble. Should I be concerned of a blood clot? I am leaving on a bus trip the next 2 days and will be sitting for 10 hours on bus. Should I rub the area and hopefully break down the lump or could I send a blood clot through my system by doing this?
Asked On : Tue, 27 Nov 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  49
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013
Thank you for posting your query.

The swelling most likely is a hematoma, which has not yet completely resolved. The skin color changes may not be so obvious always. I would request you to upload a photograph of the swelling to help us reach a better diagnosis.

Also, it is safe to take a 10-hour bus journey and there is no risk of dislodging the clot. This clot is not in the veins but in the soft tissue. Clot in the vein can get dislodged, and cause problems.

I hope it helps.

Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
My personal URL on this website:
My blog:

Answered: Tue, 5 Nov 2013
I find this answer helpful

 1 user finds this helpful

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor