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A 28-year-old male asked:

hi, my 18 month old son banged his shin a few days ago. he has an average sized bruise on it and a lump underneath. should i get this checked?

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Dr. Leah Alexander
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Bruise with hematoma: The shin area is a very common location for a toddler to have a bruise from a fall. Sometimes, a small vein near the area of injury is injured as well causing a small hematoma or "lump." It should gradually get smaller over the course of a few weeks to months, but should no longer be painful after about 1 week. It should not affect his walking. If other symptoms develop, he should see his doc.

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Last updated Dec 30, 2016

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