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An 83 year old lady with alzheimer's has had a fall and badly

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an 83 year old lady with alzheimer's has had a fall and badly bruised her leg. it is black and has a lump the size of a baguette. She can wiggle her toes and rotate her ankle. She refuses to see a doctor. How should we fix this?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
Hello
There is no way for you to fix this.
You can slow it down with ice, but frankly , call an emt squad and they can look at her.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
what do you mean by slow it down?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Would it help or harm to do reflexology on her feet - to massage her lymph system?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
Unpredictable.
Not likely to harm as long as you stay away from the bruise.
Once again, an old person with a large bruise can become anemic.
I again recommend an exam.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
is there a danger of a blood clot?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
Usually not.
If I were you, I would call a squad.
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