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What specialist to see for internal bruise on leg

A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Farber
23 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Detailed evaluation : Persistent swelling after three months suggests your ankle sprain may be a more significant injury. A number of things can be in play (cartilage injur ... Read More
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Listen to mom: 3 months is way too long to be playing around with an injury like that. A sprain should be long better, and if you are still even having problems with ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No, not an Internist: But your pcp can start the process of diagnosing your injury and will get an orthopedist to treat you.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Indentation: There may be some bruising, but it sounds like an injury to the skin and the underlying soft tissue some of which is fat. A hematoma or bruise is like ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Sterling
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A Dental Problem??: I saw a guy a while back who hit his head like that and then had a permanent dent in his skull, about the size you describe. So, it may be just that i ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Does not sound like an emergency, but a noticeable and uncomfortable change in yourself should be examined with your doctor. This could be an inflamed ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Soon: If you had no trauma and are healthy i would start thinking about seeing an orthopedist after about a week. Can not begin to go through the different ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
20 years experience Pediatrics
Insect bites: Generally speaking there is no need to see a physician for most insect bites. However if there is significant pain at the site or if you start experi ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Goodhart
31 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
No doc needed: Sounds like significant muscle injury. Use crutches if necessary to rest and walk normally. Ice for 72hours then heat/ice. Light stretching. Tylenol ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Dermatologist or : Family medicine/internist should be able to prescribe medication for ringworm. If you are sure of the diagnosis, ringworm on the body generally respon ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
20 years experience Radiology
Ortho: Orthopedic surgeon or a sports medicine specialist- that is, assuming that the pain is really coming from the bone and not from adjacent soft tissue s ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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See primary: Talk to your primary care physician first, your family practioner, internist or ob/gyn. Try not to go to specialists first. Often times problems can ... Read More

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