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Doctor insights on: Hematoma Caused By Trauma To Ribs

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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 would cause pain under left ribs when bending over? No trauma or bruised ribs!

What would cause pain under left ribs when bending over? No trauma or  bruised ribs!

A couple of thoughts: Pain like you describe is usually seen with enlargement of the spleen. This is typically due to a viral infection, such as mono. Constipation and pockets of gas in your colon can also do this. ...Read more

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What can cause sore lower right ribs without trauma being the cause? All blood tests are normal.

What can cause sore lower right ribs without trauma being the cause? All blood tests are normal.

?pleuritis: infections--sometimes viral of the covering of the lungs--pleura--can cause pain.viral infections of the junction of bone and cartilage of the ribs can cause pain too--costochondritis ...Read more

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Is it possible to determine a bruise that has been caused by trauma and a bruise that has been caused by scratching eczema or do both look the same?

Is it possible to determine a bruise that has been caused by trauma and a bruise that has been caused by scratching eczema or do both look the same?

Bruising : A bruise is a bruise is a bruise. A linear bruise is more likely to be from a scratch. A bruise in the pattern and shape of your soccer ball is more likely to be from the game you played last night. ...Read more

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I have a bruise in the middle of my collarbone and there is a bump. I haven't had any recent trauma to the area. What could have caused it?

I have a bruise in the middle of my collarbone and there is a bump. I haven't had any recent trauma to the area. What could have caused it?

Some sort of minor -: Trauma must have occured, like bumping into something, without realizing it when happened. Any history of drinking? Any meds you are on, like aspirin, which in some people can cause bruising? If there is a fx, then it might have been due to a weakened bone from a cyst, that broke, from day to day activities, resulting in a bruise, bump. I am sure that would be rather painful. See an orthopod. ...Read more

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I have had pain in the dent area above my bum crack. 3 months. Today took pic. quarter size bruise. Faded. Cause? No trauma I'm aware of.

I have had pain in the dent area above my bum crack. 3 months. Today took pic. quarter size bruise. Faded. Cause? No trauma I'm aware of.

Pilonidal cyst: This is a common place to find pilonidal cysts which can cause Sx as you describe. If this is recurrent may want to see your doc to consider treatment. On the other hand this could just have been a bruise. Sometimes you don't remember getting hit.... ...Read more

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Have had an itchy Breast over past 2-3 weeks. Noticed a bruise like discolouration on the same Breast. No recent trauma or injury. Possible causes?

Have had an itchy Breast over past 2-3 weeks. Noticed a bruise like discolouration on the same Breast. No recent trauma or injury. Possible causes?

Breast rash: The bruise is probably from scratching the itchiness on the breast. Have it evaluated to be sure there is nothing going on within your breast that is making it itchy. Otherwise, it may be some eczema or other topical skin rash. ...Read more

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I have a dark red bruise that has appeared on my eyelid, what could cause this, i am 38 and have not had any trauma to my eye?

I have a dark red bruise that has appeared on my eyelid, what could cause this, i am 38 and have not had any trauma to my eye?

See a doctor: Bruising without trauma needs to be explained. Some medications, for example, aspirin, can cause easy bruising. Some blood disorders can cause easy bruising. Please see your doctor for examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more