What might cause a lump to form under a bruise?

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A lump that appears under a bruise is usually caused by the trauma that created the bruise. If a traumatic injury occurs to an area of the body, the veins underneath the area will usually get broken. When this happens, the area will become inflamed and blood will pool in the area. This can create a slight lump and a discoloration that is known as a bruise. They are also called hematomas. They usually heal within 4 weeks, but if not, a doctor should be consulted.
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It is probably because you have hit your bruise and formed a lump there.
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Severe bruises may, result in an uncomfortable, hard lump
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I have the same thing on my butt after I fell down the stairs. My friend said that it could be either tissue or swelling from a facture.
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