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ds has a strange swelling in his leg

(6 Posts)
canella Sat 31-Oct-09 19:29:43

ds (5) has got a strange swelling on his leg. We first noticed it on holiday in august - we'd done loads of walking and one day he was walking down hill and complained of pain just above his knee. when we looked at it there was a realy strange deep bruise above his knee. It stayed the same for the rest of the holiday but he said it wasnt sore again. I took him to the doctor the week after we got back but he said we should just wait and see what happens to it.

so its now 2 months later and its still there and a bit bigger. its like a bruise thats really deep - not on the skin surface. but he never complains of any pain in it. I think i should take him back but wonder if we'll just be sent away again cause he's no pain. surely its not right to have this swelling?

CarGirl Sat 31-Oct-09 19:30:56

yes I would be taking him back if he's mine as it can't be a superficial injury if it first appeared 2 months ago.

wb Sat 31-Oct-09 19:37:23

Yes, I would take him back without question.

canella Sat 31-Oct-09 19:40:19

just wondered if it was something like a lipoma (although i'm not sure what that is!!) and they would say because it wasnt painful i should just ignore it.

the other half of me worries its something serious and i want them to properly investigate it.

will be on the phone first thing on monday morning!

wb Sat 31-Oct-09 19:50:47

Well, that's it really, isn't it. It is almost certainly nothing but part of you is worrying, so let them look again and tell you it is nothing. You've waited 2 months so not unreasonable to get them to take another look.

bigstripeytiger Sat 31-Oct-09 19:52:44

I would take him back to the GP. If it has been there for 2 months then you need to know hwat is causing it.

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