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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes swelling on the leg and lump on the ankle?

I have had a bump on the outer edge of my right knee for about a year. My legs tend to swell when I travel to mainland. Recently, 1 week ago I bumped my leg (1/2 way between knee and ankle. Very tender even now and a noticeable bump. Barely discolored. A few days ago on the inside of my ankle it has turned color, bruise like. I have also had spider veins on the inside of my knee. This is all on my right leg.
Mon, 8 Apr 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

Sometimes after injuries like a bump to the leg, the body heals though forming fibrous tissue on the long run. I think those bumps you described are simply old bruises that build up fibrous tissue or even fats during the healing process. Nothing to worry about.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Ahmad Nazzal, General & Family Physician
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