A member asked:

How long do scalp hematomas last & what can i do if it's getting harder? it's been about a week since i felt it bubble up and form in my head source

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Dr. Jason Forbes answered

Specializes in Wound care

Several weeks: Hematomas start soft and harden as the blood inside coagulates. It will slowly turn from a deep purple to a yellow starting at the edges as your body's immune system breaks up and absorbs the old blood. It may take 2-3 weeks to resolve depending on the size. If it gets larger or more painful, seek medical attention.

Answered 3/14/2018

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