A 88-year-old member asked:
dad had varicose vein surgery years ago he bumped his leg & now there is a bump & the dr. keeps using a needle & drain fluid is the a fix for this?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 32 years experience
5.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Phlebology 54 years experience
Yes: Trauma to soft tissue of the body can result in bleeding into the tissue forming a hematoma(clotted blood) and over time this is broken down by the body, and aspiration (using needle to drain) will often resolve the swelling, at times requiring several attempts.
5.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 13, 2012
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