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Blunt Force Head Trauma
I had blunt force trauma to my upper arm, after two weeks i still have a large painful lump under the skin after two weeks. Not visible. What is it?
Most likely blood: You most likely have a hematoma under the skin, this is a jello like collection of clotted blood which accumulates under the skin after trauma. It is usually just treated with pain meds and a heating pad. There could be other causes, but this is most likely, should resolve after 2 or 3 months, if not, see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perforation: A perforation is when the stomach or intestine is subjected to intense force and causes a blow out, just like a blown out tire. Intestinal fluids then leak into the abdomen causing severe inflammation/infection which is life threatening and requires immediate surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Absolutely! Blunt force just means an injury where the skin is not penetrated. A car crash, fall, and being hit with an object (like a car) can cause blunt force trauma. The cause of death is usually internal bleeding, into the brain, lungs, abdominal organs may be injured, as well as fractures, such as a broken neck, all can cause death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Recovery depends on where & how hard the person was hit, and how extensive the injury is. ...Read more
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