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What Does Appearance Of Bump After A Healed Bruise Indicate?

I got hurt in a soccer game. I got a bruise on my side that was that serious looking despite the serious pain. I m guessing it was a deeper bruise. The bruise has gone away and now there is a small bump where the bruise was. I ve heard it could be dried blood, but I m not sure.
Thu, 6 May 2021
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Hi,

Well yes, it can be collection of blood outside the blood vessel or under the skin. It can give the bruised area a lumpy appearance.It is called a Hematoma. It is generally not a matter of concern as it gets resolved on its own and is harmless. Many a times a hematoma becomes encapsulated and can take a little longer to resolve.

As the bruising and pain is resolved you can just wait and watch to see if it reduces or increases in size. If it reduces in size then you need not to worry, but if the size increases then you need to get checked. For now you can do alternate warm and cold compresses over it. You can apply Heparin gel over it. Wait for a week and see how it changes.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Honey Arora, Dentist
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What Does Appearance Of Bump After A Healed Bruise Indicate?

Hi, Well yes, it can be collection of blood outside the blood vessel or under the skin. It can give the bruised area a lumpy appearance.It is called a Hematoma. It is generally not a matter of concern as it gets resolved on its own and is harmless. Many a times a hematoma becomes encapsulated and can take a little longer to resolve. As the bruising and pain is resolved you can just wait and watch to see if it reduces or increases in size. If it reduces in size then you need not to worry, but if the size increases then you need to get checked. For now you can do alternate warm and cold compresses over it. You can apply Heparin gel over it. Wait for a week and see how it changes. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Honey Arora, Dentist