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what can i do at home to treat a hematoma on my shin

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
If it is a true: hematoma and not just echhymosis, it might or might not resolve without drainage. Blood can suffuse down soft tissue planes of your leg and discolor ... Read More

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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yancey Holmes
24 years experience Endocrinology
Call your doctor: What you are describing could be hematoma or infection. Without being able to examine you it's difficult to understand what you mean by "large" so it ... Read More
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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
The colors: associated with a trauma, contusion and hematoma formation evolve over time with further spread of leaked blood (from blood vessels) and the effects o ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Time to see your doc: Hematomas after surgery need to be addressed with the ortho who did the procedure. I am sure your ortho wants to you to see him 1-2 weeks after the o ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marshall Solomon
47 years experience Podiatry
Lump on toe: See your foot doctor to evaluate what is causing the lump on your toe.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Heat: I typically tell my patients to put a cup of uncooked rice into a sock. Tie off the end of the sock & place in the microwave on high for 1 minute. Ri ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Ice and compression: Ice and compression to the area with a wrap. Bruising is below the skin bleeding, so elevating the area will help relieve pressure. Also, massaging ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
Give it time: Anticoagulants makes you prone to bruising, and you likely find when you bruise, it is more than noticeable. Bruises fade in time, so i would sugge ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience Podiatry
Rest : Rest, ice, elevate, light stretching, heel pad to elevate heel.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Ankle sprain: Try resting it (for 1-2 weeks), icing, compressing wraps or bracing, and elevating your rolled ankle. Take otc antiinflammatory drugs like advil (ibu ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
You need antibiotics: Adeep bite may need local cream antibiotics, a tetanus shot and oral antibiotics to prevent infection as it can very easily get infected, so see your ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
13 years experience Podiatry
Radiographs: We would first do a thorough exam and take xrays to determine if we see anything on plain films. Treatment for a stress fracture is immobilization and ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: You may have injured your achilles' tendon. See your doctor.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
16 years experience Anesthesiology
Road rash: Clean the wound with a cool water, soap and a freshly laundered wash cloth. Its going to sting. Get any grit in the wound out. Dry and cover with som ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need for evaluation: Four abscesses suggests some defect in your defense it warrants an investigation. It may be neutrophil function problem, immune deficiency or diabetes ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
If you are: Diabetic, then you see a doctor to take care of it. If you have no medical problems you can use a sterile needle and with the very tip pierce the roof ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
41 years experience Podiatry
It depends: On what's causing the bump. If it's bone because the fracture is displaced, you need to have it put back. If the bump is a collection of blood, you ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
42 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Heating Pad: Apply a heating pad to the area. Not for minutes--but for hours. Also, ask a druggist for a "drawing salve," which helps coalesce the boil. Don't s ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
If you have pain: I would suggest you see a podiatrist. They will be able to debride or cut down the toenail so that it should not hurt. Additionally, they may decide i ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Time, ice, rest: Time, ice and rest.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Cool it: Cooling by cold running water or an cold compress is best until pain is relieved.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Smith
28 years experience Podiatry
Blisters : There can be multiple reasons for blisters the most common are mechanical frictional blisters especially sports related. Make sure you put your socks ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Bakhru
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Yogurt: Yes believe it or not but a plain yogurt with good probiotics is very helpful for vaginal yeast infections, you have not provided the site so I am gue ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Hilinski
25 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Keloid scar : You might consider a series of steroid injections to the keloid. If this does not work, you may also consider plastic surgery to help cut out the kelo ... Read More
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