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how long for a hematoma to go away

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience Ophthalmology
Hematoma: The resolution time for a hematoma depends in its size and can take weeks.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Weeks: Hematomas can take weeks and even months to completely resolve, especially if they are sizable. I suspect the pain that you have (from the fractures ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: 3-6 weeks. If it is severe, up to 3 months.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Bruising: True bruises will only last no more than 2 weeks. If yours has been there for a while, you want to get it checked out.
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
Clarify please: How severe was the blow, did it fracture, break, or simply bruise your tibia?
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
24 years experience Urology
Varicose veins: Varicoceles are a collection of varicose veins in the spermatic cord. They don't go away on their own, they just fluctuate in size depending on your l ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Depends on...: Healing time for a first degree burn is usually < 1week. Healing time for a second degree burn may be up to 3 weeks.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends on cause: Following appropriate management with i&d, debridement, culture and antibiotics, if necessary, it is likely that your cellulitiswilltake about 10 days ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
1 to 2 weeks: Mild sunburns may resolve after 3 days. A 1st degree sunburn may take a week to go away. A 2nd degree sunburn (blistering) may take 2 weeks.
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A male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Swelling: Embolism swelling? Do you mean DVT swelling? Where is it? What caused it? Did it get infected? What other symptoms do you have and what medication ar ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Levine
50 years experience Dermatology
Photo dermatitis: Photo dermatitis usually resolves within 2 weeks.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
7-10 days: Once effective antibiotics are started for cellulitis there is usually improvement in 2-3 days. It may take 7-10 days of treatment for it to resolve.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Weeks: 2-3 weeks.Don't touch.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
17 years experience Podiatry
It may not: Need to see a podiatrist for evaluation. You may need antibiotics and the cause of infection need to be treated.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It varies: Whiplash or cervical strain varies quite a bit in symptoms and severity. Mild cases may improve in days to weeks; others may take months. Restoring m ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
29 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Usually about 2-3 wks for most swelling to go down but if work was extensive then it may take longer.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
UTI: Time of recovery will vary with the type of UTI (lower tract vs. Upper tract), the organism responsible, the appropriateness or lack thereof of the an ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Healing time varies: The size, volume, and location determine the variable time for a hematoma to resolve. Small hematomas may resolve in several days. Large hematomas ma ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Raccoon eyes ?: Basilar skull fracture can give you one or two black eyes. We sometimes refer to this as raccoon eyes. I would get a ct of the brain with bone window ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It varies: The amount of time for a deep vein thrombosis to resorb varies tremendously, and some patients never fully do resorb their dvt. Thank you for your qu ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Fiala
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
About ...: 3 weeks for the swelling to resolve, and 2-3 months for the tissue to relax and the implant settles into its final position ; shape.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
37 years experience Family Medicine
NO care = longtime: Bursitis is about alignment of the hip and leg or arm/hand/elbow/shoulder. The best therapy is myofascial tissue release therapy is on a spectrum from ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Meningitis: A very variable answer in that some organisms will respond quickly while other bacteria/virus can require a prolonged course of treatment.

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