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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Hemophilia and Inherited Bleeding Disorders
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?
A small blue lump which occurs right after an injury can be caused by a small amount of bleeding under the skin. Infection usually does not occur if the skin is not broken. However, it is not possible to make a diagnosis without seeing the injury directly. If you have any question about the seriousness of your injury you should contact you medical care provider.
Madeline Heffner, BSN, RN
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati