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Bruise and Numb Spot- Getting Nervous

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 12, 2008
  • 07:11 AM

I am a young woman who was injured last week in a fall. An object fell and remained pinching my calf muscle to the ground for a short while before it could be removed. The back of my leg was pinched between the object and the ground. Now, I have a large bruise, approximately hand size, and in the center of it is a round area about two inches in diameter. This center area is completely white (not even skin color) and has lost sensitivity. If I push on it, I can feel it, but when I just run my fingers over the skin I feel nothing. If it is touched and I'm not looking I cannot feel it. Should I be concerned about this? Immediately after the accident my leg was sore; however, now a week later, my leg feels as if it is returning back to normal. All except for the large white spot. When I squeeze the area it does feel as if it is a little hard inside. Should I see a doctor? I'm hesitant to go because I have no health insurance.....

What should I do????

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  • Hello,It may just be a really severe bruise. Two years I fell and had the same thing happen large bruise, white center, numb, lump, actually slightly indented, and kind of squishy feeling. I went to the doctor and they took x-rays and it turned out that I just did a real number on my leg and caused some serious bruising/a little tissue damage. It went away eventually for the most part although the bruise is still visible (although much smaller and lighter), slightly indented, and numb. If you are seriously concerned about it you should talk to a doctor though, it could be nothing but if you are worried then there is no harm in at least calling and asking about it. I actually have a similar bruise now on my arm...but not nearly as severe. Good luck!
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