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Sorry to hear that.
Do you notice any swelling?
Also do you notice any tingling, numbness?
Yes there is swelling especially at night, no tingling just very tender in this area
does the swelling involve the entire leg?
Swelling is mainly around the ankle area, however the whole leg aches
are you able to walk around with the leg?
yes I can put weight on it, but is very painful
and also just for clarification, do you notice any swelling at the area where the cast iron dropped?
Yes it is from that area down to the ankle, where it meets the original incision from the blood transfusion (inside right ankle)
ok thanks for clarification.
There is still likelihood of fracture or crack in the bone.
THis will cause leakage fof blood from the bone causing swelling and severe pain.
this can be missed in the initial xrays.
CT scan of the leg is suggested which will not miss it.
Another possibility can be a blood clort in the leg vein.
that will cause persistent swelling of the leg.
hence, blood clot or DVT should be ruled out as well.
Lastly,there can still be infection that is deep inside thebone.
In that case you will need IV antibiotic treatment.
YOu best bet will be to see a orthopedic consultant.
If that is not possible, you will have to go back to the local hospital to discuss the following possibilities.
I feel CT scan is very important which will sohw the problem clearly.
My GP said she may have to send me for follow up to fracture clinic if anti biotics did not do the trick you advise I go back to see her (be 2 week before I can get appointment with her).
Your GP can also order the CT scan meanwhile.
Thank you for your help,
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