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What Causes A Lump In The Cheek After An Injury?

Hi, my daughter fell and hit her cheek 3 weeks ago on the bathroom sink. It swelled and bruised fairly instantly. The swelling has gone down and the bruising is going away but very slowly. There is a hard lump under the skin that causes a crease in her cheek. It s particularly noticeable when she smiles. Im concerned with the lump and how long the bruising is taking to go away. Is this a normal healing process?
Wed, 1 Oct 2014
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hi,

Due to blunt injury there can be hematoma collection .The bleeding that occurs result in hematoma collection. Over a period of time, as hematoma resolves it cause local skin symptoms around the hematoma.

Continue ice application,and thrombhophobe ointment may help.
Hematoma may harden and will resolve with time.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care

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What Causes A Lump In The Cheek After An Injury?

Hi, Due to blunt injury there can be hematoma collection .The bleeding that occurs result in hematoma collection. Over a period of time, as hematoma resolves it cause local skin symptoms around the hematoma. Continue ice application,and thrombhophobe ointment may help. Hematoma may harden and will resolve with time. Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries. Wishing you good health. Take care