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Dropped long table against my leg 16 days ago.Still have bruise, lump and feels hot to the touch.Also, some surface numbness.Is that normal?

Dropped long table against my leg 16 days ago.Still have bruise, lump and feels hot to the touch.Also, some surface numbness.Is that normal?

Could be: You may have actually bruised the bone and/or hurt the nerve. "bone bruising" and swelling can cause compression on the nerve and cause the numbness. You can see your doctor if it persists, but these injuries can take a while to to resolve. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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I am 16 with a hard red/bruised lump under my left armpit its been there for about 4/5 months, seen 3 doctors and none are to sure what it could be. ?

I am 16 with a hard red/bruised lump under my left armpit its been there for about 4/5 months, seen 3 doctors and none are to sure what it could be. ?

Lump : After seeing three doctors has anyone suggested doing a biopsy. The lesion is hopefully benign but after5 months and thee doctors someone, the patient, meaning you, might want an answer. ...Read more

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What do you do for a huge bone bruise lump on my shin?

What do you do for a huge bone bruise lump on my shin?

Have it checked: This could be subperiosteal hematoma or soft tissue hematoma which may need to be drained of the large amount of blood, or it could harbor an infection later - have it checked by a surgeon/ podiatrist. ...Read more

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Can shoes cause lumps on feet? Have a painful and slightly bruised lump under my big toe but haven't hurt it.

Can shoes cause lumps on feet? Have a painful and slightly bruised lump under my big toe but haven't hurt it.

You (s)choose: I look at it this way. The slightly bruised lump was caused by: 1. Pressure on your toe with absolutely no involvement with the shoe. 2. Pressure on your toe caused by the toe and the shoe. 3. Pressure on the toe caused only by the shoe, having nothing to do with the toe's activity. I'm betting on number 2. ...Read more

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I keep hearing that if you hit your head and no bruise, lump or tender spot is there, it indicates a concussion. Is this true?

I keep hearing that if you hit your head and no bruise, lump or tender spot is there, it indicates a concussion. Is this true?

Likely, bt not alwys: Concussion or mild traumatic brain injury can involve both an indirect and direct hit to the head even if there are no obvious bruises, lumps or cuts. Also, you don't have to lose consciousness to be diagnosed with a concussion. Having your body slammed into the ground (wrestlers or football players) even without any direct hit to your head can cause one. ...Read more

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I have a red/bruised lump about the size of a pea on my inner thigh. Its not a bug bite or ingrown hair and won't pop. It itches and kinda hurts.

I have a red/bruised lump about the size of a pea on my inner thigh. Its not a bug bite or ingrown hair and won't pop. It itches and kinda hurts.

Bump on inner thigh: Any firm lesion that will not resolve needs to be seem by a physician and evaluated. Leave it up to you MD on weather to remove, biopsy, or let be. ...Read more

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Hard, painful (feels like a big bruise) lump in between breasts - seemingly on sternum. Does not move. 2-3in from clavicle. Should i get this checked?

Hard, painful (feels like a big bruise) lump in between breasts - seemingly on sternum. Does not move. 2-3in from clavicle. Should i get this checked?

Yes: Truly this hard, painful lump on your sternum could possibly be a hematoma (bruise). However, you would likely remember any trauma that may have caused such a lump. Without any recent trauma to the chest wall, i recommend having it checked asap. ...Read more

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Do soft tissue sarcomas usually bruise. Lump and bigbruise on foot (no mem trauma) diagnosed as broken vein/vessel. Was told sarcoma wouldn't bruis?

Do soft tissue sarcomas usually bruise. Lump and bigbruise on foot (no mem trauma) diagnosed as broken vein/vessel. Was told sarcoma wouldn't bruis?

Don't usually bruise: Sarcomas of the foot uncommon. The most frequent sarcoma is liposarcoma that would be extremely rare followed by fibrosarcomas usually beginning with plantar fibromatosis and extending to the fibrosarcoma which rarely is vascular and doesn't bleed. The most aggressive tumor of the foot is the synovioma and epitheliod sarcoma which can bleed and tends to rapidly spread. ...Read more

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Bump on forehead from hitting Crn of bookcase. Only bruised lump no loss of consciousness etc. Ok to keep eye on or see doc? She is almost 4

Bump on forehead from hitting Crn of bookcase. Only bruised lump no loss of consciousness etc. Ok to keep eye on or see doc? She is almost 4

Keep an eye: Simple bumps and bruises (fortunately) usually don't cause significant problems--especially if there was no loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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Bruise and lump dont know how I got it. Woke up with it?

Bruise and lump dont know how I got it. Woke up with it?

Not enough info.: Please provide amplifying information when re-asking question. Thanks. ...Read more

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My 3 month old still has a bruise and lump from her 2 month shots. Is that normal? If not, what should I do?

My 3 month old still has a bruise and lump from her 2 month shots. Is that normal? If not, what should I do?

Hematoma: This is most likely a congealed blood clot under the skin where some minor bleeding occurred at the time of the injection. Warm applications help dissolve the clot which is harmless. Sometimes it has to be removed with a small incision if the lump is very firm and tender. Your pediatrician can advise you. ...Read more

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Hi my husband has been constipated for a a while now .he just found a bruise and lump on his left side.what could it be?

Hi my husband has been constipated for a a while now .he just found a bruise and lump on his left side.what could it be?

Lump: Any lump of unknown origin needs to be diagnosed and treated. It could be a cyst or something more serious but he needs to understand what he is dealing w/and get it treated. Please have him see his doc. It may be the cause of his constipation. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Bruise with lump and very swollen after car wreck. Been icing it 4 hrs after wreck and have been. Whats this? How to heal it? Should i see my do

Bruise with lump  and very swollen after car wreck. Been icing it 4 hrs after wreck and have been. Whats this? How to heal it? Should i see my do

Usually time ; rest: Bruising injuries after trauma are common and usually result form some bleeding in the local tissues. Most of these should resolve with rest of the affected area in 2-3 weeks. If you have a significant amount of pain with use of that area that could be an indication of an underlying fracture and you should probably be evaluated and have xrays done. See your doctor if not better after 3 weeks. ...Read more

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I keep landing hard on my forearm below elbow in volleyball. there's a large bruise and lump that I can't touch. still have full range of motion ?

I keep landing hard on my forearm below elbow in volleyball. there's a large bruise and lump that I can't touch. still have full range of motion ?

Arm pain: Likely just a hematoma or collection of blood under the skin. If ice and elevation and ibuprofen don't help resolve it, I would see an MD for an X-ray. If you have any numbness or tingling or paler color to your hand, go to ER as you may be cutting off blood or nerve supply to your hand from the swelling in your forearm. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more