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Deep Tissue Hematoma
Large hematoma involving deep tissues on left thigh laterally measuring 4 × 9 × 12 cm. Do I need to see specialist or wil this go away? 1mo ago
Hematoma : It will eventually resolve but it could take several months if it becomes painful you should see a physician as it could become infected and require evacuation ...Read more
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
Medical jargon: Very little difference. In assessing a patient, I'd ask about pain severity, location, and quality. History would supply facts about how the injury was sustained. I'd visualize and palpate the area. If there was trauma and now there is pain to touch, one can assume deep tissue injury. If there is also visual color change, there is bruising. There is rarely one without some degree of the other. ...Read more
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?
Of what, where?: A hematoma is a bruise, and in muscle is like a "charley horse" or similar soreness that is worsened by moving it, so yes, this can be normal. It should improve with cold compresses for couple of days, then switch to warm. If pain not near site, if persists or worsens, or if get fever or new symptoms, see dr for evaluation. ...Read more
Different approaches: Surgeons may take different approaches depending on their training and experiences. If the hematoma is expanding and the patient is on blood thinners and an arterial source is suspected or skin compromise is anticipated, evacuation with drainage and control of the bleeding source are indicated. If the bleeding stops and the skin is intact, other surgeons may be conservative with aspiration at 10ds. ...Read more
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
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
Do scar tissue/hematomas go away? I had a broken jaw two years ago and they said it could take years. What can I do if they don't and at what cost?
Scars: Don't go away without treatment. Hematomas will go away over time. ...Read more
Hematoma or under skin scar tissue? Hurts to push on it? On my incision. What can I do to make it feel better? Meds don't help ice/heat don't help.
Scarring: Hematomas are collections of blood underneath the skin but worse than a bruise. The skin will often have a bluish hue over the site, feel thick, and often is tender. If it's a hematoma & getting larger you should go back to see your doctor soon. Initially it is normal to feel tender & thickening under a scar but this should improve the further out you are from surgery. Massage and time will help. ...Read more
RICE: You should start with rice as a home treatment. After 48-72 hours you may switch to heat (instead of ice). As your pain starts to subside you may add stretching as tolerated, and massage. Once pain is gone, then gently return to activity as your strength and flexibility may need time to recovery after the injury, and you don't want to further injure yourself by attempting to go "all out" to fast. ...Read more
I was bitten by completely vaccinated dog, the wound is not deep and is surrounded by bruise, I put terramycin immediately after washing it, am I okay?
Many: I would see your doctor to confirm the insect bite and treat accordingly. ...Read more
Yes...but: Most bruises reflect extravasated of blood in the surface of the skin. Very common in pts. >65 y/o, females, pts. On anticoagulants (warfarin, aspirin, plavix, (clopidogrel) aggrenox, Pradaxa), pts with low platelets (petechiae). Bruises depending on the location, number, color are of value in forensic medicine to help victims from physical abuse death or alive where obviously subcutaneous tissue is injured. ...Read more
Small bleeder: You may have a small vessel that's been bleeding repeatedly. If it's a solitary bruise, it's not likely to mean much. If you're taking Aspirin products, that will contribute to the ease of bruising, but is not necessarily a reason to stop aspirin. If you think the bruise is originating from a deeper structure such as a lumpy place within muscle, and it persists, get checked out. ...Read more
Any types of bites that cause deep bruising? Bruise rather large. Idr getting. Scared of waiting too long and needing amp. How long do you wait n see?
Woke up in the mid of night with deep bruise likepain on rightinner thigh.looked and sawsmall redpatch+20ish whitebumps andtwo?? Lines fromboth ends
Possibly weeks: A deep bone bruise can be thought of as almost a fracture. In some cases, they can take weeks to heal. If symptoms persist or remain concerning, return to your physician for re-evaluation. ...Read more
Usually not: Depends upon the site & injuryGet a more detailed answer ›
See a doctor...: I am assuming that you are talking about vaginal bleeding. This could be no big deal but I would recommend that you see a doctor and get checked. ...Read more
It feels like I have a deep bruise in my thigh. I am a runner, what can I do I am in so much pain. Should I stop running?
Yes, you should:
If you are in that much pain, stop it and see your doc. It is not normal to have that much pain from running, unless you injured yourself some other way besides running.
It could be bursitis, which is not dangerous and can be easily diagnosed, but you should definately check with your doc.
Just remember, you can always run again once you know that nothing bad is happening in there.
Best of luck. ...Read more
Today I noticed a mole with a small purple bruise around it — it is deep purple and almost like a perfect circle?
Dermatologist: Any mole that undergoes change in size, shape or color warrants an evaluation by a dermatologist. The purple discoloration may have been caused by leakage of blood from a skin capillary and may fade, away after several days or a week. However, if the mole looks different from before, get it checked. ...Read more
I keep getting these bruise like marks on my arms. They are a deep red. What causes this? They fade in about a week gradually
I have a terrible sudden pain in my L thigh like a deep bruise. No recent injury and no bruise. I have developed tingling in my toes, is it serious?
You on blood thinner: If you're on blood thinners such as coumadin (warfarin) or any of the newer generation anticoagulants then, you should see your doctor immediately if the pain doesn't either disappear quickly or gets worse.especially if bruising begins to be seen. Otherwise, you've unknowingly overstimulated what sounds to be either your sciatic nerve or stretched the L4 or L5 nerve roots in the back. ...Read more
I suffered what I thought was a deep tibia bone bruise 2 months ago and now I have multiple hard lumps I can move up and down the whole tibia bone.
Varies : When you do sustain a "bone bruise" it can affect the periosteum, which is the lining of the bone. This can result in extra bone formation and the lumps you are describing. I would not hesitate to be seen and possibly have some further studies. ...Read more
Recovery: The recovery for an injury varies by patient, severity, desired level of activity, and the specific muscle that has been injured. Rest ice compression elevation for the injury will aid in the recovery process. If you fail to improve, seeing an orthopaedic specialist may be required. ...Read more
Hernia pain: Occasionally patients will experience pain following an activity months following a hernia repair. This may be a pulled muscle or injury. It is possible to develop a "bruise" in the area of the hernia repair. I would recommend rest, anti-inflammatory agents, and possibly ice. If it does not resolve, see your surgeon. A recurrent hernia is rare but possible. ...Read more