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I sprained my ankle pretty badly about 3 weeks ago. Doctor said it was a grade 2 sprain. A couple days ago, I noticed that the swelling was almost gone except for in one area. There is significant swelling on the outside of my ankle right underneath the bone. It looks like a lump. It's red and hot to the touch in only that one area and a couple veins are protruding. Honestly, I've been extremely worried that it might be a blood clot. I've heard that ankle injuries increase your risk for DVT. Especially because I'm generally inactive. On the flip side, I'm only 22 years old, I have no family history of DVT, and the swelling could possibly be due to me starting to do the prescribed ankle exercises. But it's been 3 days since I've noticed it and it hasn't gotten any better. It's freaking me out a bit because it's starting to feel like I'm cutting my circulation off if I position my foot at a certain angle. Maybe it's because of the protruding vein. I have no clue how any of this works and that's what worries me so much. I want to go get it checked out, but unfortunately, I live in an area with a lot of coronavirus cases and I'm unable to go to an ER. Anyway, is it normal to have localized swelling in just that one area? Would a blood clot present as a bump under my ankle bone?
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