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Q: I have recently fallen to which I put my hand, outstretched, out to stop me. Since then, there is a considerable lump of swelling below my index finger and thumb and bruising all around my hand. the pain is a real deep ache that intensifies when gripping or squeezing such as holding a pencil. What is this?
Symptoms: deep ache pain, lump of swelling, bruising, increase in pain when gripping or squeezing

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