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I hit my leg and now its swollen

A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Probably infected: You may have an infection at the site of injury. Whenever you have a breach in the skin integrity the bacteria can get a easy access and sets infectio... Read More

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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
It is possible that some of the fluid from the hematoma in the lower leg gravitated to the ankle. You may watch and wait. if you get pain or limitatio... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 44 years experience
Cold then Warm: It seems that you have damaged some tissues that are a bit deeper under the skin as well as a surface wound. Keep the wound clean. For the first 24 ho... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 13 years experience
Yes: If there is continued pain and swelling after an injury there could be a fracture. Treatment is based on the exact injury... getting seen in person o... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Blood clot: You need to have the leg examined for a possible deep or superficial vein clot. A ruptured baker's cyst or a knee effusion are other possible causes. ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Ice initially and no: Ice initially and now heat. Suspect muscle injury
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Bandaging can do: that. I find this happens often wafter doing surgery on one part of the foot and after removing the bandage there is purple in another part of the foo... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tim Scheffel
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Reasonable concern : If you truly cannot bend the knee or bear weight then the injury is sufficient to be concerned. Whether or not you need immediate attention would... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Hematoma: Is not a blood clot. Ice today and warm compresses from tomorrow should keep you well.
A female asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Not really: My not need to go to the hospital but i would certainly see a doctor. Sound s like you have developed an infection that needs care.

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