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I have sore bruise halfway across the back of my knee. I noticed it yesterday after feeling sore pain. I did not injury it. Could this be a blood clot?

I have sore bruise halfway across the back of my knee. I noticed it yesterday after feeling sore pain. I did not injury it. Could this be a blood clot?

Blood clot?: doubtful. Have you been traveling? need more history to guide you. Perform a virtual consult to get more information and be able to help you. ...Read more

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Hematoma (Definition)

A scalp hematoma is 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. Scalp hematomas usually resolve without treatment. They are more common in babies who needed vacuum-assisted deliveries, because vacuum on a baby's scalp can cause ...Read more


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What's epidural hematoma -- blood clot on the brain?

What's epidural hematoma -- blood clot on the brain?

Epidural hematoma: Epidural hematomas also happen in the spine. Though most occur spontaneously they can occur after an epidural, spinal, or myelogram. This is usually due to the patient being on blood thinners or have conditions like vonwhilenbron's disease. It is a surgical emergency as paralysis will happen if the hematoma is not removed. ...Read more

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When to get a hematoma blood clot drained? I took a hard fall over 3 weeks ago. Bruise is gone, but large lump is getting painful again. Is it a clot?

When to get a hematoma blood clot drained? I took a hard fall over 3 weeks ago. Bruise is gone, but large lump is getting painful again. Is it a clot?

Maybe,maybe not: Some of the bruises over bony prominences (shin, hip, etc) form a calcified (bony) mass that can take months to gradually resolve. Clots tend to break down and be absorbed into the vessels servicing those tissues. Your pcp can examine and see what this is doing. Most recommend avoiding clot drainage when possible as the maneuver can introduce infection into deep tissues. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about epidural hematoma (blood clot on the brain)?

Can you tell me about epidural hematoma (blood clot on the brain)?

Epidural: More severe than subdural w more rapid onset of symptoms. Caused by arterial bleed and significant pressure on brain as arterial blood continues to pump into epidural space and compress braid. Rapid neuro surgical intervention required. ...Read more

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I was told a few years ago that I have what looks like a calcified hematoma in my spleen. Is this dangerous? Could it become a blood clot and hurt me

I was told a few years ago that I have what looks like a calcified hematoma in my spleen.  Is this dangerous? Could it become a blood clot and hurt me

Hematoma=blood clot: The chance to get hurt by what is in your spleen was months to years ago, and likely due to a traumatic impact to your abdomen (but not only way), causing bruising / bleeding / hematoma (all same) within your spleen. You got better, but the blood did not rapidly reabsorb (like most bruises do), so body built a "fence" around it to protect itself...Using calcium. Should be stable. ...Read more

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How hard would a person have to hit their head to cause blood clot or hematoma? I hit my head on a cabinet from standing up too fast. Will i be ok?

How hard would a person have to hit their head to cause blood clot or hematoma? I hit my head on a cabinet from standing up too fast. Will i be ok?

Possibly: But if you develop headache, any neurologic symptoms such as nausea and vomiting, changes in mentation, difficulty with vision or anything you cannot otherwise explain, go to an er and get seen. ...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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Fell 10 days ago and knee hematoma. Still some swelling. Is it dangerous to car travel for hours? Could i get blood clot? Maybe wrap it in ACE bdg?

Fell 10 days ago and knee hematoma. Still some swelling. Is it dangerous to car travel for hours? Could i get blood clot?  Maybe wrap it in ACE bdg?

Ice ; elevate: If the hematoma is resolving should not be a problem traveling. You should take breaks when you can to move your knee and icing can still be helpful. ...Read more

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How long will a hematoma last and hurt? I've had it for 2 wks. It's on lower leg. Could it be blood clot. No swelling. Just bruised feeling.

How long will a hematoma last and hurt? I've had it for 2 wks. It's on lower leg. Could it be blood clot. No swelling. Just bruised feeling.

LE hematoma: if a skin deep hematoma you can see the " black and blue mark", if in muscle diagnosed by ultrasound. Can take up to a month or so depending on size. There are also bone bruises when the bone marrow gets edema, muscle sprains, and there are clots which can be quite dangerous as part can dislodge &move elsewhere like the lung. Please F/U w/doc/ER today may need sonongram ...Read more

Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more