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What to do for a hematoma in thigh

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Yes you can: Monitor the swelling carefully. In extreme cases the hematoma can continue to get bigger and cause extreme pain and tightness leading to compartment s... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See below: It can take weeks to go away completely.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
It depends: If you have swelling but have full range of motion without pain then you may be okay. If you are trying to cycle through pain due to the hematoma, the... Read More
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Yes.: A thigh hematoma should be evaluated by a sports medicine trained physician. These can potentially scar and harden, forming a calcification within the... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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R.I.C.E.: Treating a superficial hematoma is similar to the treatment used for other soft tissue injuries. Using the r.I.C.E method (rest, ice, compression, ele... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: You can use provided you don't wear it too tightly or for too long a period of timr.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atul Singh
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Hematoma : What caused you to have a hematoma ? Trauma ? Increasing pain at rest is not usual and deserves further work up. If you have pain at rest you should g... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Unusual: Usually hematoma would have resolved by now. Thus I suspect that the problem may be from scar tissue instead of a hematoma. Even if it were, you woul... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Hematoma : It will eventually resolve but it could take several months if it becomes painful you should see a physician as it could become infected and require ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Pediatrics 36 years experience
See a doctor : If this was really a bruise, it should have resolved over 2-3 weeks after the injury. The damage seems to have walked itself off, and should be evalua... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Hematoma: Sometimes a hematoma will harden under the skin as a painful,tender lump and will need to be removed with a small incision if warm soaks Don't cause i... Read More

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