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Have a lump on forearm and mild pain after falling. Xray had said no fracture. Can X-ray be wrong?

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Dr. Mazen Ghani
Radiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: It's

Not uncommon for an xray to be normal/negative in these cases.
Further imaging (if needed) with ultrasound, ct, or MRI may provide additional information about the lump and pain.

In brief: It's

Not uncommon for an xray to be normal/negative in these cases.
Further imaging (if needed) with ultrasound, ct, or MRI may provide additional information about the lump and pain.
Dr. Mazen Ghani
Dr. Mazen Ghani
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Dr. Kelly Kane
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sometimes

Xrays are usually right but it the pain persists and you are concerned you could ask for a repeat 1 week after the injury.
Lump on your arm could be a hematoma or contusion--these hurt! you can use pain reliever and ice if it is really bothering you.

In brief: Sometimes

Xrays are usually right but it the pain persists and you are concerned you could ask for a repeat 1 week after the injury.
Lump on your arm could be a hematoma or contusion--these hurt! you can use pain reliever and ice if it is really bothering you.
Dr. Kelly Kane
Dr. Kelly Kane
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