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huge shin bruise!

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  • Posted By: jenlovely
  • December 23, 2006
  • 05:27 PM

Hello, I've been looking around for what this could be and haven't had much luck.

I got knee'd in the shin really hard a little over a week ago. A lump immediately formed within a minute. I iced it for a while that night. The next day, as expected, a huge bruise formed on a good portion of my skin around the area of the lump. It's still there and a few days ago a bruise gradually started forming around my inner ankle and now it's purple all around it and now I'm noticing that the outer ankle is starting to turn a little brown and purple. What is going on with my leg?? I think i'd be in a lot more pain if the bone was broken and I don't think the kick was that significantly hard to really damage the bone. But then again, I know nothing medical. Can anyone help me out? Thanks a lot, in advance

-Jen

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  • Blood leaking under the skin causes a bruise. It starts off reddish, then it goes to blue and finally yellowish-brown before it disappears (in a couple of weeks). If your ankle is brown, it is likely to be bruising caused in your kick a week ago (you probably would't have noticed it being red). If your ankle is painful and this has not improved, then you should get it checked.
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    • December 23, 2006
    • 09:24 PM
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