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Jamaica, NY
A female asked:

Hit face on box . had bruising and swelling under eye and cheek . bruising completely gone but now i have a hard disfiguring lump on cheek ?

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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Fat necrosis: It is much more likely related to trauma to the fat tissue than bone. This takes 2-3 months to resolve. If you are concerned about the bone seek out an XR. All the best.
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