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I was hit with a line drive to my lower shin. The first week the swelling settled in my ankle. I am at 3 1/2 weeks and it still swells up at the end of the day and throbs. Can i send a picture

Doctor's Assistant: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?

For about 3 1/2 weeks

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 10 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 10 months ago

Please post a picture here.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
How do you post picture
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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
This is after i have elevated and iced it.
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 10 months ago

This is likely to be hematoma, which is small amount 0f blood collection between the muscle fibers. This may take almost 3 weeks to resolve.

You may do ice compresses twice a day, 5 minutes each time.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Ok it has been three and half weeks already so that is why im curious because it is still swelling at the end of the day
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 10 months ago

You may get an ultrasound done, which can exactly determine the site (between muscle tissue or fascia) and size. A bigger hematoma may take more time to resolve as it is encapsulated. But anything serious or ominous is highly unlikely.

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