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What could be the cause and treatment for persistent swelling on the buttocks post a fall ?

I had a fall, 5 years ago, and had a swelling on the left side of my buttocks . The swelling went bigger over the years with no pain. I was sent for a an MRI scan, at St AAAAAAA and Guys specialist orthopaedic department, result was referred to Stan more laboratory . I was told not to worry if I do not want surgery to remove it and is not malignant. I have applied all sorts of balm but the mass of fat hadfn t come down and the swelling remain the same. What should I do now? Go back for another test?
Asked On : Mon, 27 Feb 2012
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hello. welcome to HCM.

you have been correctly guided in that you need not worry for a stagnant swelling over the last 5 years. However, it is unlikely for a fall to cause a swelling. It is quite possible that you may have just noticed it after fall.

If you had an open type of wound, you may be having locallized reaction, which can also be like a painless swelling, though less likely.

To detect it, you can have a simple investigation like an FNAC, it will diagnose whether it is just a mass of fat (? lipoma) or a locallized reaction to foreign body. You also have the option of getting it removed in case you have minor discomfort or for cosmetic reasons.

take care.
Answered: Tue, 28 Feb 2012
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