Hello everyone. I was trying to move a wooden planter nearly 2 weeks ago now. It slipped of the trolley I was trying to be cleaver and move it on and it hit me on the shin. I said "Ouch....................." Or words to that effect and then continued to move said planter! A couple of hours later my leg was throbbing a bit and when I looked I had a lump the size of a goose egg on my leg. I knew it was what is termed a hematoma, but had only seen them on heads, mainly on my children!!!! Anyway the lump was still there 3 days later, with no sign of disappearing so took it to the Dr. "Yes, hematoma. Will turn your leg black & blue. And will take about 2 - 3 weeks to go." Now nearly 2 weeks on, the bruising has come out a bit. Black round my ankle and lower leg, but the lump is still there. Not as big, but as hard. I would have expected it to have gone down by now. I know I have seen other posts on here, where people come out in bruises thay have no idea where from. I have that all the time. Seems the bruises take several days to appear, so have fogotten by then what I have done. But I have never encountered something like this. Has anyone else? And if so did the lump stay hard for longer than you would normally expect? I feel stupid going back to the Dr. for a bruise, but feel it should possible have gone down by now, unless the Fibro has an effect on bruising. Just need some reassurance really. Best wishes Sue x
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