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4 days ago i rolled an ankle and fell flat on the asphalt , I have 5 inch by 6 inch bruises below my knees. Along w/small bumps. Cause for concern?

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In brief: Hematoma

Most likely it's a hematoma which is a bruise under the skin.
These can be uncomfortable but usually not dangerous. Watch the bumps. If they start to weep fluid i would have your leg evaluated. If very painful an x-ray for a feature is indicated.

In brief: Hematoma

Most likely it's a hematoma which is a bruise under the skin.
These can be uncomfortable but usually not dangerous. Watch the bumps. If they start to weep fluid i would have your leg evaluated. If very painful an x-ray for a feature is indicated.
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Dr. David Liu
sometimes extensive ecchymosis or hematoma suggests a fracture. if you are concerned, see your provider and ask about an xray, especially if the ankle remains painful or unable to bear weight.
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