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Hello, I have a lump on my shin and there

Patient: Hello, I have a lump on my shin and there is dark skin around it. I was wondering if it is a bruise or something else.

 

 

Doctor: Hello,Thank you for your medical query at AskTheDoctor.comI understand your concern.Yes, if there is a swelling, with a bluish skin around it, or dark skin around it, it indicates internal bleeding at the local site, and a bruise.It is a result of an injury.You can apply diclofenac gel 2-3 times daily till the swelling subsides.Hope this was helpful,Regards

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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