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Saturday, May 23, 2015
I banged my hand in the bony area between my pointing finger and thumb. A blue lump smaller than the size of a dime immediately swelled. It looks like I may have hit one of my veins. Is it possible that I ruptured a vein and should I worry about an internal infection? Path forward?
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Pamposh Kaul, MD
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati