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Bruise (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...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 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 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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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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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 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

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What is the proper treatment for a shin bone hematoma?

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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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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