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Hi. I tripped over my dog this am and hit the pavement hard. I have a very large and very hard lump on my thigh and the beginning of a bruise. Since I am on blood thinners for Afib, is there anything I need to do other than ice it? It's not especially painful...just really hard and large.
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Cardiologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 9 months ago
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Cardiologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 9 months ago

Apart from ice compresses, a brace would help. Local analgesic cream too would be advised.

Avoiding rubbing or massaging.

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Is the hardness because it's a large blood clot and is there any danger this could cause a blood clot to travel anywhere in my body?
Cardiologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 9 months ago

This is called as hematoma and is in the soft tissue (mainly underneath muscles and fat / fascia). An hematoma or blood collection underneath or inside the muscle would feel hard. This is different than the blood clot which in veins and which can travel to lung.

The hematoma does not travel.

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