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Big Bruise - Swollen after a week

Old 03-28-03, 08:39 PM
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Big Bruise - Swollen after a week

I took a rather hard fall on our club ride last Saturday. (Actually my first fall - rain caught us, crack at an angle between two road slabs with a 2" height diff - with the slick street it took me down and I slid hard.

With tagaderm the road rash is gone now but the bruise is really ugly. The ugly does not concern me but the part that is still swollen does. It has been basically a week. Bruise is bright red fading into yellow / black. The generalized swelling is down a bit.

The whole bruise is like 6"x9" but the swollen part is about 2x3 and hurts. Kind of like a huge zit in the muscle. Does not hurt to bear weight on it. Only hurts when sitting in particular seats (bike seat feels fine)

I was able to complete the 20 mile ride Sat and put another 65 on Sunday without any major problem. Actually feels great on the bike other than a bit of generalized soreness.

Will gently rubbing on it help break up any clotted crud. I dont think it is unreasonable to still be swollen considering the hit, what do you think?

I have a MD appointment Monday just in case.

Thanks.
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Old 03-29-03, 10:22 AM
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Leave it alone until you see M.D., you've reached the point where you need medical advice, not first aid.
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Old 03-29-03, 11:16 AM
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Originally posted by pcsanity1

I have a MD appointment Monday just in case.
Just leave it alone and use common sense until your MD takes a look at it.
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Old 03-29-03, 03:40 PM
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I did an endo this past summer on my mtb where we both got airborne and I ended up landing on the handlebar which was sticking straight up. The bruise I got ended up going all the way down my leg. Eight months later I can still see discoloration where the bar stuck me. On seeing the Doc he said to ice it and that it will go away eventually.
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