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Have a question about a large knot I have from a fall where

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Have a question about a large knot I have from a fall where the bruise is going away but not the lump/knot
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yes, what questions do you have about it.

the lump or knot could be scar tissue from the bruise, or it could be a seroma or fluid collection from the fall.

I would use ice to help decrease swelling instead of heat

you might need an ultrasound of the area to know for sure what is in the lump

do you have a doctor you can see who can order you an ultrasound?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi- Went to DR and they said not to drain it and will be going back in a week but concerned in the meantime that it has not changed at all but the bruise has and it is painful to the touch. I was told ice on first day and wet heat after first day.

sounds like there is still an injury there.

I would go back to icing it which will help decrease inflammation, help decrease swelling and help decrease pain.

heat is only good for relaxing tight muscles. I don't think you are having problems with tight muscles there.

I think the knot is most likely a seroma or fluid collection which can occur after an injury like yours.

I'm glad the bruise has gotten better.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

What is a seroma? If it is fluid or seroma, is ice the answer?

seroma is a fluid collection which can happen after an injury or surgery.

yes, ice wil help decease pain, help decrease swelling and help with healing.

ice the area for 20-30 mintues at a time for 4-6 times a day

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