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What is the treatment for scalp hematoma?

What is the treatment for scalp hematoma?

Usually none: Most scalp hematomas will resolve without any surgery needed. The body will break the clot down as it does any bruise over time. Rarely if the hematoma is tense and expanding it can be drained by opening the skin and washing the area out. Those on blood thinners may have to stop them for a short time if there is an associated clot/bruise on the brain. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Scalp hematoma?

What is the definition or description of: Scalp hematoma?

Hematoma: Which is a collection of blood between the skin and skull.generally after trauma or difficult dilivery
if trauma you need to check for intracranial injury
if occurs without trauma you need to check the clotting system for a deffect ...Read more

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My son have a scalp hematoma since saturday and the bump is not getting smaller yet, whe do you decide if it needs to be drained?

My son have a scalp hematoma since saturday and the bump is not getting smaller yet, whe do you decide if it needs to be drained?

I've never drained : One in 3 deacdes. They may take a few weeks to settle down & sometimes they can form a hard bony knot at the base of the collection. The body will eventually reabsorb the material & all will be fine. It is not worth the chance if infection or recurrent accumulation to drain these. ...Read more

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Can a soft tissue scalp hematoma cause facial bruising?

Can a soft tissue scalp hematoma cause facial bruising?

Yes, it can: Hematoma is a collection of blood in tissues. This blood can track down under the force of gravity or pressure to the anatomic structures below, such as the face. You want to make sure that the bruising on the face is not due to trauma to other structures. For example, raccoon eyes, bruising around the eyes, can be a sign of a basal skull fracture. Please have this evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Son has scalp hematoma said dr today. What do I do if it doesn't go away in a couple of weeks?

Son has scalp hematoma said dr today. What do I do if it doesn't go away in a couple of weeks?

You wait longer: If a kid develops a scalp hematoma it represents a pocket of blood in between the skull and deep skin layers that have no blood supply. Blood will eventually break down to its basic chemical fluid and protein makeup and be passively absorbed gradually through the deep skin layers. Transient calcium deposits can form at the site but eventually resolve. ...Read more

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Is evacuation of a head laceration scalp hematoma a surgical procedure?

Is evacuation of a head laceration scalp hematoma a surgical procedure?

Yes: Technically yes. It is not a huge procedure as it is technically skin deep. But scalp lacerations can bleed a lot and a hematoma in that location could have lots of clots and therefore will requires a thorough evacuation with good lighting and surgical instruments as in a typical or. ...Read more

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Scalp hematoma. I've had it for two years now. Can I drain it myself or do need a doctor?

Scalp hematoma.  I've had it for two years now.  Can I drain it myself or do need a doctor?

Don't do it: Let someone examine and treat this for you. The scalp is very thick skin. You can do a lot of damage trying this on your own. ...Read more

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My daughter's usg brain report says "A scalp hematoma measuring 11.3 x 3.5 mms is seen over the left parietal area." I am afraid. What should I do.

My daughter's usg brain report says "A scalp hematoma measuring 11.3 x 3.5 mms is seen over the left parietal area." I am afraid. What should I do.

Puzzling question: A scalp hematoma means there is a collection of blood under the skin of the scalp. This usually reflects a broken blood vessel from trauma. It usually hurts, can persist for days or weeks, but has little if any importance. It is not by itself any sort of brain injury. It is not inside the skull. ...Read more

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Why did I develop a scalp hematoma 12 days after my car accident? They sewed up my head wound in the ER & my forehead swelling went down. Then 11 days after my accident I was laying down & felt bubbling under my scalp, went to the mirror & saw a huge knot

Why did I develop a scalp hematoma 12 days after my car accident? They sewed up my head wound in the ER & my forehead swelling went down. Then 11 days after my accident I was laying down & felt bubbling under my scalp, went to the mirror & saw a huge knot

Delayed bleeding: There was likely a small blood vessel that just started bleeding underneath the skin, causing the hematoma. It may have happened when the stitches were being removed or even something like washing your hair. Nothing incorrect done, just a thing. Your body will eventually reabsorb the hematoma; sometimes some will be left behind that can be uncomfortable, so you may prefer to have it evacuated ...Read more

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What do you mean by: 1. Scalp hematoma, left parietal region 2, cerebral contusion left parietal lobe 3. Cerebral contusion left base cerebral hemisph?

What do you mean by: 1. Scalp hematoma, left parietal region 2, cerebral contusion left parietal lobe 3. Cerebral contusion left base cerebral hemisph?

Scalp hematoma: Scalp hematoma is a bleeding underneath the scalp in the upper left region of the skull. The contusion is in the same region and is a brusing and bleeding in the brain. #3. Is another bruising or bleeding on the left side of the brain but lower down towards the base of the skull. These injuries sound like there are a result of head trauma. ...Read more

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I have a scalp hematoma on the back of my head for the past 3 months and it has s not reduce in size. X-ray shows no fracture. Soft painful spot on it?

Hematoma: It may take months for the hematoma to be absorbed depending on its size. In fact if it lasts long enough it may begin to calcify ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for scrotal hematoma?

Nothing: Well, first of all treat the reason why there is bleeding in scrotum. Rest may be adequate for most cases, but in severe cases blood can be drained surgically to relieve pressure. ...Read more

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Daughter Demi received knock to chest playing netball a week ago and has large painful lump (Physio says is hematoma). What is the best treatment?

Daughter Demi received knock to chest playing netball a week ago and has large painful lump (Physio says is hematoma). What is the best treatment?

Rest, Ice, Elevate: Treatment of minor skin hematomas includes rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Heat application can also be helpful. Over time hematoma will gradually be reabsorbed and resolve. Just give it time. If lesion grows or becomes more painful with time see doctor for further work up and evaluation. Caution if you have pre-existing bleeding disorder. ...Read more

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I have a scrotal hematoma after vasectomy what's the best treatment doesn't hurt just uncomfortable was done on the 14 when can I take anti inflammato?

I have a scrotal hematoma after vasectomy what's the best treatment doesn't hurt just uncomfortable was done on the 14 when can I take anti inflammato?

Here are some...: The most reasonable course of care at this time after vasectomy is leaving it alone as long as getting better in pain and hardness week by week. Meanwhile, applying scrotal support in standing and elevating scrotum in lying position so to ease discomfort and enhance subsiding swelling. More? Ask your doctor timely. ...Read more

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What is the usual treatment for an epidural hematoma?

What is the usual treatment for an epidural hematoma?

Depends on symptoms: Depending on the size, symptoms and location, treatment can include anything from observation to an open craniotomy (opening up the head to remove the clot from where is sits just under the skull). ...Read more

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What is the treatment for subdural hematoma?

What is the treatment for subdural hematoma?

Subdural hematoma: If small and not causing a shift of brain structures in the skull, observation may be all that is necessary.
If there is indication that the subdural hematoma is growing or causing symptoms due to increased pressure in the head, surgical drainage is the treatment. ...Read more

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Would you suggest to use the home treatment for a hematoma in a toenail?

Time of Injury: It depends on the time of the injury. If its acute, then I do agree with my colleagues that a heated paperclip and puncturing the nail will evacuate the hematoma. However, if it is chronic, a total nail avulsion might have to be performed since the blood has probably thickened. ...Read more

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Should I seek further treatment for tibia hematoma, soft tissue damage due to auto accident that is still largely visible and painful 6 weeks later?

Should I seek further treatment for tibia hematoma, soft tissue damage due to auto accident that is still largely visible and painful 6 weeks later?

Tibial Hematoma: Yes, whenever a medical condition fails to adequately improve or resolve, it is important to follow-up with your doctor. Acute traumatic injuries, such as a tibial hematoma, that continue to be painful and largely visible at 6 weeks, warrant a second visit to re-evaluate the injury. An appropriate plan of care can be developed based on these findings. ...Read more

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What is the proper treatment for a shin-bone hematoma?

Shin hematome: Sorry about your injury of shin hematoma. Please apply mild compression with such as an elastic banding and apply ice to the injured area 2-3 times a day. Under no circumstances puncture the hematoma. If there is an open wouond, antibiotics may be required both oral and topical as determined by your doctor. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for calcified hematoma treatment?

No real treatment: There really is no real treatment for this. If it is a very large calcified hematoma then you may want to consult a surgeon about possible removal. However, there is always the risk of it recurring in the same place. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for subungual hematoma?

What is the treatment for subungual hematoma?

Ice, drainage: Usually it can be treated with ice to decrease the swelling
along with nsaids
but if swelling is more painful, a small hole can be placed
in the nailplate to decrease the swelling and therefore help
the pain. ...Read more

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What's the treatment of renal hematoma?

What's the treatment of renal hematoma?

Time/rest: There is no specific treatment for bruising of the kidneys. Rest and time should allow this to heal up. It is very important not to allow any re-injury to occur so be careful. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have "old blood" in your brain from a hematoma from when you were younger. What is the treatment if it's causing headaches?

What does it mean when you have "old blood" in your brain from a hematoma from when you were younger. What is the treatment if it's causing headaches?

MRI report: Years after the bleeding, blood products called hemosiderin can be visualized. This is not a cause of your current headaches, and depending on the character of the head pain, such as migraine, treatment is typically directly either preventatively or abortively. ...Read more

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Treatment for knee hematoma and femur lateral condyle bruise with minimal effusion?

REST: Apply ice try to rest, it will take a little time for the bruised bone to improve. Hematoma may have to be drained. ...Read more

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Was baker's cyst/thrombosis caused by car accident 3.5 months earlier given large bruising front of knee? Warfarin treatment caused large hematoma.

Was baker's cyst/thrombosis caused by car accident 3.5 months earlier given large bruising front of knee? Warfarin treatment caused large hematoma.

Bleeding in tissue: Trauma to any site in a patient on anticoagulation will result in bleeding into the tissue resulting in large bruise. Baker's cyst is in the back of the knee and will not clot, but can rupture with trauma. If bc came on after trauma, this implies joint problem. ...Read more

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I went to the orthopedic np for knee pain. My MRI and x-rayshowed patellar tilt and hematoma. Treatment suggested:knee brace/warm compress. Should I go to a sports med or an orthopedic md for second opinion?

Need good exam: If the tilt was the only problem, fixing the mechanics that caused it would be the first step. In most athletes, this is working on the quad to hamstring strength ratio and strengthening the gluteus medius (many accidently over strengthen the itb/tfl, the other hip abductors, which can worsen the problem). Reasonable to start with non-op sports med, and if hematoma needs to be drained, see ortho. ...Read more

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Why is my scalp numb? I have a hematoma after stitches removed 3 weeks ago following accident

Why is my scalp numb? I have a hematoma after stitches removed 3 weeks ago following accident

Doctor can evaluate: The doctor who is doing the follow-up visit(s) after the initial care of the injury can check to see if the numbness is a normal amount of numbness. Anytime there is a cut in the skin, whether by surgery or trauma or a combination of both, some nerves in the top layer of skin will get cut or damaged... thus leading to a numb area around the wound. ...Read more

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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