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A 19-year-old male asked:

My ring knuckle is smaller after bare knuckle boxing. no pain, discoloration, or deformities. a red line distal to the knuckle. what is wrong with it?

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Dr. Sean Darcy
Aesthetic Medicine 19 years experience
X-ray needed: Number one I don't recommend bare knuckle fighting especially if your opponent isn't wearing sparring gear on the head. You should get an X-ray. Redness is a sign of inflammation. It can be you have an infection, especially if you have any cuts.

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Last updated Jan 4, 2015

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