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how long does it take for a hematoma to heal

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
Depends: Depends on how large and the location and amount of trauma associated with the hematoma. Also draining the hematoma helps it heal faster. A small hem ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
24 years experience General Surgery
Depends of size: The larger the longer. Expect several weeks.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
It can take awhile: Hematomas are collections of blood underneath the skin that lie within the soft tissue. They can occur from trauma or happen spontaneously. They bod ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: It can take weeks to go away completely.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Depends on size of: Hematoma. Hematomas after circumcision are not very common. Hematoma which is primarily bruising shoud settle down in 7 - 10 days. Larger collection o ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Harris
32 years experience Family Medicine
More time: Car accidents are very difficult to deal with, because there are so many different pains and traumas that occur. You may get a different pain every da ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Hematoma: Hematoma complicating a breast biospy will take 6 to 8 weeks to resolve, depending on how large the hematoma is. Use a support bra. Report to your pro ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Bruising: It depends on several factors, but typically 1-2 weeks is common. If the trauma was to deep muscle or a large surface area it could take longer. Also, ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Get the knot out.: The knot under the bruise can take as little as a week and over a year to completely resolve. There are occasions that the knot will always be there, ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Depends upon the size of the bruise. A small needle can lacerate a large artery and cause a large bruise. Conversely a large needle can injure nothi ... Read More

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