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Doctor insights on: Acute Hematoma

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Hematoma (Definition)

A condition in which there has been bleeding between the scalp and the skull, and the blood is trapped under the scalp, forming a blood-filled bulge. Can usually ...Read more


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Can you have facial filler like juvaderm if you have had an acute subdural hematoma due to a hit on your head?

Can you have facial filler like juvaderm if you have had an acute subdural hematoma due to a hit on your head?

Yes: Unless you are on medication to decrease blood clotting. The bleeding caused by trauma is not a contraindication to facial fillers. I am assuming this bleed is resolved and there are no current neurological complications . If they are complications hold off anything as non essential as fillers until everything is stable ...Read more

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My mother had a surgery for acute subdural hematoma. She suffered stroke years ago. How do I care for her now after this surgery?

My mother had a surgery for acute subdural  hematoma. She suffered stroke years ago. How do I care for her now after this surgery?

Additive effects: An acute subdural hematoma is a form of a stroke and for the purpose of recovery you might want to think of it as one. Did the previous stroke and the hematoma now affect different areas of the brain or roughly the same. Depending on that and on which areas were affected (speech/language/motor) the recovery may depend on this and also the severity of the stroke and the hematoma. ...Read more

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My husband has a small bruise on his actual EYEBALL after getting in a fight yesterday. Is this something we should be worried about?

My husband has a small bruise on his actual EYEBALL after getting in a fight yesterday. Is this something we should be worried about?

Eye bruise: Concern for blood in or around the eyeball or globe really depends on what part of the eye is involved. If the bruise in on the white part of the globe or sclera, it isn't a big problem. However, if there is blood behind the clear part of the eye or cornea, it should be seen by an ophthalmologist right away. Also, if there are any vision problems, he should be evaluated right away. ...Read more