Hello, I have a lump on my shin and there

Patient

Q: 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

A:   Hello,
Thank you for your medical query at AskTheDoctor.com

I 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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