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Have a spiral ankle fracture, just had the cast taken off last week, after 7 weeks , now ankle is bruised, should I see my dr, pain isnt bad?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine
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In brief: Follow-up care

Probably not an emergency, as a cast on for 7 weeks, may be the cause of some bruising.
You should make a follow-up evaluation visit with your doctor after the cast is finally off, just to get a follow-up evaluation of your condition/fracture history. Best wishes.

In brief: Follow-up care

Probably not an emergency, as a cast on for 7 weeks, may be the cause of some bruising.
You should make a follow-up evaluation visit with your doctor after the cast is finally off, just to get a follow-up evaluation of your condition/fracture history. Best wishes.
Dr. John Munshower
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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
If skin is black or you are diabetic, would be very concerned, otherwise, did the person who removed your cast see that area or is it a new lesion since removing the cast? If not new, and not diabetic, and not black, would likely be ok. If worsens, go back.
Dr. Blake Miller
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Not alarming

Bruising after 7 weeks isn't too alarming if the pain is gone.
The bruising should resolve within the next month.

In brief: Not alarming

Bruising after 7 weeks isn't too alarming if the pain is gone.
The bruising should resolve within the next month.
Dr. Blake Miller
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