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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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I have a re occurring bruise on the back of my left leg just below calf muscle. Lasts 3-5 days. No injury. No pain. More black than blue. 3rd time.?

I have a re occurring bruise on the back of my left leg just below calf muscle. Lasts 3-5 days. No injury. No pain. More black than blue. 3rd time.?

Varicose veins?: Sometimes a small varicose vein can leak and give a bruise, even without significant trauma. Support stockings can help reduce varicose veins - or see a phlebologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Large unexplained calf bruise. Back of leg. Stiff leg at times. Pea sized lump under skin. Slightly swollen lower calf. Had bruise 5 days. Serious?

Large unexplained calf bruise. Back of leg. Stiff leg at times. Pea sized lump under skin. Slightly swollen lower calf. Had bruise 5 days. Serious?

Sounds like: Ruptured tendon, but you need to see a doctor to make sure that it is not thrombophlebitis, especially if you have risk factors such as birth control pills, smoking, protracted immobility, or recent surgery. This can lead to a pulmonary embolus, a potentially life threatening problem. ...Read more

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Hematoma in calf from being hit by puck, what to do?

Hematoma in calf from being hit by puck, what to do?

Compression: Will help a hematoma in the healing phase. Rest, elevation, massage and ice packs are also useful. Check with your doctor for detailed treatment options! ...Read more

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After getting hit in the calf with a softball 4 days ago, it still hurts. Could there be a hematoma?

After getting hit in the calf with a softball 4 days ago, it still hurts. Could there be a hematoma?

Yes: Yes, a hematoma is likely. It is just a collection of blood in the muscle/under the skin that occurs due to a broken blood vessel. A more serious possibility is a blood clot. If the leg is warm and/or red, you could have a blood clot that could be serious. You can have a blood test (called a d-dimer) to rule out the possiblity or an ultrasound can be done. Anti-inflammatories may help the pain. ...Read more

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What risks are invovled inaspirating a hematoma in the calf muscle?

Hematoma aspiration: Aspirating a hematoma is primary risky because of introducing an infection, although the risk is very low. If the hematoma is painful and makes it difficult to walk, it's probably worth the risk, otherwise the body can probably absorb it over time.... ...Read more

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Should a calf hematoma be wrapped?

Needs looked at: Need to know how it occurred, if you are on blood thinners etc. Need to see the hematoma itself, it might need drained. ...Read more

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Hematoma pain in calf what type of doctor to see for this?

Hematoma pain in calf what type of doctor to see for this?

Physician: First consult your family physician who can evaluate your condition and refer to appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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Hi, I've had a grapefruit sized hematoma in between my calf and my shin for about 2 months. It's become more painful. Is it infected?

Hi, I've had a grapefruit sized hematoma in between my calf and my shin for about 2 months. It's become more painful. Is it infected?

Be checked: I would sure have it looked at. A simple hematoma should be well resorted before two months. It does suggest there may be something more going on. ...Read more

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What can I do to dissolve a hematoma on right calf after a avm embolization? It's located next to the procedure sight I'm doing stretching, exercising

What can I do to dissolve a hematoma on right calf after a avm embolization? It's located next to the procedure sight I'm doing stretching, exercising

Injection site?: Was a catheter inserted into your artery? Is the hematoma from leakage at the site of injection? Then you must be careful that the injection site has healed properly. Do not do excessive stretching until you know for sure. Initial ice then subsequent warm soaks usually helps the usual hematoma. Have your doctor check out the site carefully. ...Read more

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I have a hematoma, injury 4 days ago, with a blueish foot and calf. Leg is somewhat yellowish. How should I treat it?

I have a hematoma, injury 4 days ago, with a blueish foot and calf. Leg is somewhat yellowish. How should I treat it?

Rest.: Elevation, rest and intermittent moist heat applications may speed your recovery up.
If a concern develops you may need to consult with a family practitioner. ...Read more

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Pain off and on in thigh, calf. No warmness. Had a superficial hematoma on shin. But is gone now. Could pain b from that? How long wud leghurt it clot?

Pain off and on in thigh, calf. No warmness. Had a superficial hematoma on shin. But is gone now. Could pain b from that? How long wud leghurt it clot?

Get checked: If you have leg pain and swelling, especially if taking birth control pills and smoking, then very important to get clinical checkup as soon as possible. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I have a hematoma on my shin. It makes my entire calf and foot swell by the end of each day. It throbs constantly. It's been there for 6 weeks.?

Be seen: It is possible that you sustained a bone contusion to the tibia, which sometimes takes longer than 6 weeks to resolve. Consider being seen to make sure the hematoma has not become infected or that you may have developed a blood clot. Be followed until resolution occurs. ...Read more

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My husband had an injury in calf Doctor said he has a hematoma there is still a ball in the calf. They also made sure he did not have blood clot.?

My husband had an injury in calf Doctor said he has a hematoma there is still a ball in the calf. They also made sure he did not have blood clot.?

Hematoma: If there is a blood collection in the calf and an ultrasound has ruled out a phlebitis, applying heat to the calf would help break down the hematoma. If it becomes too firm and hardens producing a tender lump, it may have to be removed by a surgeon making a small incision. ...Read more

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2 weeks ago I fractured my fibula (dw type b2) calf was tender & had hematoma & swelling. Today chest pains started. I am a smoker. Should I be worried?

2 weeks ago I fractured my fibula (dw type b2) calf was tender & had hematoma & swelling. Today chest pains started. I am a smoker. Should I be worried?

Yes - attn needed: There is the possibility of a post traumatic thrombo phlebitis in your leg, with resulting recent pulmonary embolus to the lungs.....A prompt visit is needed to a physician and possible hospitalization; lung scan needed to differentiate acute pulmonary embolus from any chronic lung changes from cigarette smoking. See a physician promptly. ...Read more

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I got my leg stuck in a chair about a month ago and had a really bad bruise on my leg. Every time I work out it swells really bad. What should I do?

I got my leg stuck in a chair about a month ago and had a really bad bruise on my leg. Every time I work out it swells really bad. What should I do?

See someone: It is not normal to have swelling with activity a month after a minor injury. You should be seen and examined. The possibilities include a missed fracture, a muscle hernia or a even a vascular issue (aneurysm, clot etc.). Only by an appropriate evaluation will you know the cause. ...Read more

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I have had for a long time know a round quarter size dark bruise like circle on my left leg?

I have had for a long time know a round quarter size dark bruise like circle on my left leg?

Get it checked: You have a bruise on your leg for a long time. You should get it checked out. Sometimes a bruise gets hurt again and again. Sometimes an area under the skin is causing the bruise. Your doctor can examine it and may order tests or studies and get a better diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my right outer thigh under a bruise. Its hurts to even touch it. And my leg is very warm all the time. Should I get seen?

I have a lump on my right outer thigh under a bruise. Its hurts to even touch it. And my leg is very warm all the time. Should I get seen?

Yes you should: A painful lump under bruises can be just collection of blood or injured muscle but because its red you want to make sure its not infected so its better to have it checked
good luck ...Read more

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I have had a bad bruise on my shin for just over a week now. There is still swelling and discoloured skin, every time I put weight on that leg it hurt?

I have had a bad bruise on my shin for just over a week now. There is still swelling and discoloured skin, every time I put weight on that leg it hurt?

BAD SHIN BRUISE: KEEP THAT AFFECTED LEG ELEVATED AS LONG AS POSSIBLE.
IT WILL PROBABLY HURT FOR A FEW MORE DAYS, BUT AS LONG AS YOU KEEP IT RESTED AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, IT WILL HEAL MUCH FASTER.
DID YOU PCP SEE IT?
BEST LUCK TO YOU.
AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR QUESTION. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a hematoma get bigger in my leg?

Please tell me, could a hematoma get bigger in my leg?

Yes: Hematomas (bruises) can get bigger over a few days. Then they should stabilize and begin to resolve. ...Read more

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Could a painless hematoma on the leg of unknown origin be concerning

How big?: You may have bumped into some thing and not realized it and it could result in a bruise or hematoma. If there is large hematoma without trauma, that would indicate a bleeding disorder.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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I found a painful bruise on the back of my calf two days ago. Each day it has gotten bigger and changing colors?

I found a painful bruise on the back of my calf two days ago. Each day it has gotten bigger and changing colors?

Better get checked: Can't infer anything from your description, except that it is getting worse, and that warrants examination by a doctor, good luck ...Read more

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I was told that I had a deep tissue bruise in my calf about 7 years ago. It feels pretty similar to a knot, no discoloration. Is this normal?

I was told that I had a deep tissue bruise in my calf about 7 years ago. It feels pretty similar to a knot, no discoloration. Is this normal?

Bruise: Bruises don't last 7 years, and neither do hematomas (blood collections). More likely there is a tear in the muscle which scarred. An MRI is needed to evaluate for other problems as well to image the soft tissues. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a charley horse to bruise in the calf?

Is it normal for a charley horse to bruise in the calf?

Possibly.: If the muscle tissue there tears, it can bleed under the skin, and then eventually bruise. It should clear itself up in a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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There is a bump under a bruise on my calf. What can it be?

Many things: Small collection of blood, scar tissue or fatty tissue. Check with your doctor. ...Read more