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Still have a painful lump on shin bone, a month after hitting it.

Hit shin bone on metal stairs. A month has gone by and I have a painful lump where the bruse was.

Related Topics: Shin, Lump

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Ouch! So sorry to hear of your mishap.

While this certainly isn't an emergency situation, you might want to make an appointment with your primary care provider to get your shin lump evaluated. A couple of things could be going on here that may or may not need to be treated. It wouldn't hurt to get your health care provider's opinion.

It is possible to bruise a bone, especially in areas like the shin where the bone isn't well-protected by layers of muscle, fat, and skin. It's possible to fracture or chip a bone by whacking it on a hard object, too.  It's also possible, with a very bad bruise, for blood to collect and form a lump called a hematoma. Sometimes, a health care provider will want to surgically drain or remove a hematoma so that it doesn't put pressure on a nerve or cause other problems.

At any rate, since you still have a painful lump a month after injuring your shin, it's well worth the time to have a health care provider check it out and make sure it's healing properly.

Good luck to you!

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