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How long to hematomas take to heal?

How long to hematomas take to heal?

It can take awhile: Hematomas are collections of blood underneath the skin that lie within the soft tissue. They can occur from trauma or happen spontaneously. They body will slowly reabsorb them with time in general and it can be difficult to estimate how long that can take depending on the size, extent and location of the hematoma. ...Read more

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How long will this hemangioms take to fade?

How long will this hemangioms take to fade?

Depends: Some people say that 50% of them for better by age 5 and 70% by age 7. Every child is different. There are some treatments now that help to resolve the hemangiomas more quickly, such as oral propranolol. A pediatric dermatologist or ENT doctor or plastic surgeon can discuss with you some of these options. Not all hemangiomas completely fade away. In that case, laser treatment may be necessary. ...Read more

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What is a cavernous haemangioma, and how does it get there?

What is a cavernous haemangioma, and how does it get there?

Vascular lesion: Cavernous hemangiomas are benign, slow-growing vascular (blood vessel) lesions that can occur in various places in the body. The blood vessels just grow that way sometimes! ...Read more

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Do vertabral hemanginomas need to be treated or just watched?

No: They can be followed they are hard to link convincingly to any symptoms they are usually incidental adymptomatic findings large ones can be watched small ones should be ignored. ...Read more

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I seem to have hepatic hemangiomia, and its size is 1.1 inch. What do I need to care in my daily life? Thank you in advance.

I seem to have hepatic hemangiomia, and its size is 1.1 inch. What do I need to care in my daily life? Thank you in advance.

Hemangioma liver: If asymptomatic, hepatic angiomas can be observed at this size with serial ultrasound. Large symptomatic lesions can be treated with resection, RF ablation or angioembolization of feeder vessels where appropriate. You should be assessed by a hepatic surgeon. Pregnant patients and women on hormonal therapy need to be followed carefully with imaging studies. ...Read more

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What is a hematoma?

Bruise or blood: Collection outstde blood vessels. Can be a collection located between cells of deeper layers of skin, a bruise. Or a collection of blood either liquid or clot which has escaped from a traumatised or damaged blood vessel, vein, artery or capillary. ...Read more

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What is hemangiomas?

Benign vessel mass: Abnormal overgrowth of blood vessels.
Usually congenital and benign. ...Read more

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What are hemangiomas?

What are hemangiomas?

Collection ofvessels: A complex collection of blood vessels that usually are benign, and usually have a bening history. ...Read more

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How is hemangioma treated?

How is hemangioma treated?

For you or a baby?: In the past, in babies, often treatment involved doing nothing or taking steroids. Small ones not causing functional or cosmetic impairment need nothing. Oral Propranolol is now a fantastic option that works in many cases- it's been revolutionary in managing this problem. This can be given to infants and the earlier it is started, the better. Hemangioma in adults are rare and managed differently. ...Read more

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What can cause hemangiomas?

No one knows.: No one knows what causes hemangiomas. One theory in newborns is that hemangiomas are small pieces of broken off placenta. ...Read more

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What are benign hemangiomas?

What are benign hemangiomas?

Benign: Hemangiomas are collections of vascular tissue in an unexpected location, and of low vascular flow. They are benign (not cancer), and usually painless and asymptomatic. Therefore, they are generally not treated. They are particularly common in the liver, skin, and spine. Having said that, very large hemangiomas can bleed, fracture if in the spine, cause pain, or be disfiguring and may be treated. ...Read more

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How is hemangiomas diagnosed?

How is hemangiomas diagnosed?

Examination: It is raised collection of blood. Small ones are diagnosed by observation. Large ones may be also examined with a sonogram to detect the size. Small ones are removable with vascular laser. Large congenital hemangiomas are now treated with beta blockers. ...Read more

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How do you prevent hematomas?

Don't get hurt!: A hematoma is a "bruise". Usually caused by injury. To avoid 100% of these, is impossible. We all bang ourselves on something, we have all fallen, etc. You can
avoid injuries by caution, seat belts, protective sports gear, good warm-ups before activity, avoiding intoxicants etc. Sometimes unexplained bruising can occur due to medication effects or bleeding disorders. See a doc for this. ...Read more

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What is strawberry hemangiomas?

What is strawberry hemangiomas?

Abnormal capillaries: An abnormal network of arterial and venous communications that lead to a red and raised area on your skin. Other than cosmetic, there is negligible consequence. ...Read more

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How large can hemangiomas grow?

Variable: Hey can be obvious on the skin surface or internal. They can be microscopic or very large and physically debilitating or symptomatic. ...Read more

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What does a hematoma look like?  

What does a hematoma look like?  

Swelling: Hematomas often look like a discrete buldge or swelling with a boarder ranging in size. It may have a blueish discoloration and may be warm to touch. Some internal hematomas, like subdural hematomas can not be visualized without imaging studies. ...Read more

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What can I do about hemangiomas?

What can I do about hemangiomas?

Surgery, laser: Surgery, laser, or medications can permanently get rid of hemangiomas. See a dermatologist or surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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How risky is hemangioma in humans?

Depends on location: Some hemangiomas are not serious at all. Others because of their location can be a serious problem. ...Read more

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What can I do about this hematoma?

What can I do about this hematoma?

DependsOnLocation: Most hematomas do not need any treatment as the blood gets reabsorped in the body, It depends part of body is the hematoma is. Sometimes the hematomas get calcium in it (calcified) and leaves a firm lump. Depending on the location. Some are serious like1Subdural Hematoma which presses on brain2Epidural in back pressure on spinal chord 3Subungal under nails need drainage 4Splenic, Hepatic or in mesentry ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get hemangiomas?

Do a lot of people get hemangiomas?

Not common: Hemangiomas are benign overgrowths of blood vessels. The most obvious are on the skin and occur in infancy. But some also occur internally, most not causing a problem, but some associated with inherited vascular overgrowths and internal bleeding with changes in bodily function. See your family doctor or pediatrician if you suspect a problem in this area. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hemangioma?

On skin-visible: Hemangiomas (benign tumors of blood vessels) can occur on the skin (w/ or w/o involvement of the neurologic system)-visible, but not a symptom. Hemangiomas of the liver are common-usually no symptoms. If bleed or rupture can cause pain, fever, even shock. Hemangiomas of the brain are common; no symptoms unless they bleed. Then headache and neuro signs, sympts: depend on location and amt of bleed. ...Read more

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What can be done about hemangiomas?

Depends: It depends on the type and location of the lesion. If treatment is indicated, sclerotherapy and/or embolization are usually the best approaches. This requires evaluation by an experienced physician; and what kind of physician depends on the location of the lesion. ...Read more

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I have a hematoma. When will it heal?

I have a hematoma. When will it heal?

Hematoma: Hematoma is free blood and will resolve when body absorbs it all under skin is a bruise will change colors as it heals. ...Read more

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Is a hematoma from a shot dangerous?

No: As long as it is not infected and as long as "from a shot" means an injection and not a bullet. :) it should go down in a matter of days. Take care. ...Read more

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Is multiple hemangioma cureble & how?

Laser or surgery: Dpending on size and depth laser or electrosurgery can remove individual lesions. ...Read more

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How can I prevent cystic hermangiomas?

How can I prevent cystic hermangiomas?

Don't know of any: As far as I know cystic hemangiomas are cysts filled with fluid or blood that can be found in the spleen or liver, etc. They occur spontaneously. I am not aware of anyway to prevent them. ...Read more

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How long does a hematoma takes to form?

How long does a hematoma takes to form?

Varies: This will vary some with the location and the size of the blood vessel (s) broken that give rise to the hematoma. Multiple tiny vessels under a nail may take minutes. A big vessel under the scalp may accumulate a hematoma over several hours. ...Read more

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What exactly are cavernous hemangiomas?

Blood Vessels Growth: Cavernous hemangiomas are a term used for infantile hemangiomas (ih, also called hemangiomas of infancy) that are localized deep in the skin. We currently prefer to use the term deep infantile hemangiomas. Infantile hemangiomas can also be superficial, or mixed (both superficial and deep). ...Read more

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What can trigger cavernous hemangiomas?

Trauma growth: By far most liver hemangioms do not cause any issues at all some are large and like any big complex of blood vessels a traumatic injury like car accident boxing or even skate board fall can break it open or rupture.... Also very rarely they will continue to grow and eventually rupture....These growing hemangiomas become cavernous and may require surgery to prevent unwanted rupture. ...Read more

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