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swelling and expansive bruising, now tingly numbness

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I fell on my wrist a few days ago. Went to the doc because there was swelling and expansive bruising. No xrays and he said to just wear a brace because he didnt think it was broken. Wrist has been tingly for days and my pinky and ring finger have as well. Totally mobile, just a dull achey pain but nothing alarming. I have these three weird bumps on the side of my wrist where I fell, when touched they do not hurt but they cause the tingly numbness to intensify. Just curious about it being a ganglion cyst? Or could it be a fracture without pain? Id think that not really possible but then again im no doctor. I also have been experiencing weird sore pain in my shoulder that wasnt there intially.


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replied November 27th, 2013
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Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
At fracture cannot be ruled out completely unless proven by imaging (and to some extent by local examination). If there had been swelling, bruising, pain, and your mechanism of injury suggests chances of fracture, x-ray should be taken to visualize and rule out fracture. The bumps that you describe need to be examined to be able to say what these could be. If worried consider taking second opinion from an orthopedic surgeon and go ahead with requesting for x-ray to confirm/rule out fracture. Be on adequate pain relief. If fracture gets ruled out, you may also consider taking physiotherapy to fasten symptom relief and healing.
Take care.


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