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A 28-year-old female asked:

I was bitten by a dog 5 weeks ago and still have a hard lump on lower leg,what could this be? i haven't much feeling on the lump but sore around it

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Dr. Andrea Rodgers
Emergency Medicine 28 years experience
Scar tissue: Most likely the hard lump is scar tissue. As the wound heals, scar tissue forms and it is more dense and feels harder than normal skin. It would be unlikely this far out to have a wound infection, but If there is increased redness, swelling, pain or red streaks, I suggest being seen. I hope this helps.

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Last updated Sep 12, 2014

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