I had a bad fall off a skateboard 3 weeks ago. The bruise on my upper thigh ran down my leg to around me knee area after the first few days while the hematoma remained on my upper thigh. After 3 weeks the bruising is starting to fade and has a yellow color which I am told is good, however, the hematoma is still around 2 inches in diameter and has a lumpy feeling around the perimeter. Also, the hematoma itself is a little numb but the rest of my leg has plenty of feeling.
- If the hematoma hardens, will it still eventually go away or require surgery?
- How long should I give it to heal before I should have concern and see a doctor?
- Is a small amount a pain normal after 3 weeks? (1-10 pain scale it's a 1 or 2)