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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