A 21-year-old female asked:
i was in a bike crash, bruised my pelvic area. bruise is gone, but now there is a small lump there. it doesn't hurt and it isn't red. should i worry?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctor answered
No: Probably tissue swelling or a small reactive lymph node. If it gets red or hurts , then see your doctor about it. Best wishes.
4876 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Specializes in Pediatrics
May be hematoma.: After a crash or striking injury, a "puddle" of blood or serous fluid may accumulate in the spaces between the tissues causing a "hematoma" to develop. Sometimes this becomes organized into a gelatin-like mass that may reside under the skin for many months. Occasionally these may even become calcified and remain more permanently. However, with no pain, no redness; probably ok not to worry.
4876 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 29, 2016
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$15 per month
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.