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I hv a hematoma on my shin but rarely hurts ! do I require drainage? When does one need a drainage? Will it hurt? Thanks

I hv a hematoma on my shin but rarely hurts ! do I require drainage? When does one need a drainage? Will it hurt? Thanks

No, not usually: Hematomas on the tibia or shin are fairly common because of the subcutaneous position of the bone. Most hematomas will slowly dissolve and go away w/ time. Aspirating these is generally not a good idea as the fluid is thick and the risk of introducing infection is real. See your ors if concerned. Gl! ...Read more

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I've a 1/2 football size hematoma on upper thigh from injury 1 yr ago. Drainage helped very little. Surgeon is reluctant-why? and why does foot hurt?

I've a 1/2 football size hematoma on upper thigh from injury 1 yr ago. Drainage helped very little. Surgeon is reluctant-why? and why does foot hurt?

Reluctant to excise?: foot might be unrelated. needs eval. hematoma one year old is residual capsular scar tissue. should be cosmetic only and not cause functional deficits. not much upside to excise at this point unless extremely symptomatic ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a hematoma get bigger in my leg?

Please tell me, could a hematoma get bigger in my leg?

Yes: Hematomas (bruises) can get bigger over a few days. Then they should stabilize and begin to resolve. ...Read more

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Could a painless hematoma on the leg of unknown origin be concerning

How big?: You may have bumped into some thing and not realized it and it could result in a bruise or hematoma. If there is large hematoma without trauma, that would indicate a bleeding disorder.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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What can cause Hematoma in the legs , which factors or illnes ?

What can cause Hematoma in the legs , which factors or illnes ?

Hematoma causes: this could be due to recurrent injury, medication effects or some medical condition you should see your primary physician ...Read more

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I've had a large hematoma on my upper right thigh for over a year as a result of getting my leg caught in a deck. Sometimes hurts. What should I do?

I've had a large hematoma on my upper right thigh for over a year as a result of getting my leg caught in a deck. Sometimes hurts. What should I do?

See a doctor : If this was really a bruise, it should have resolved over 2-3 weeks after the injury. The damage seems to have walked itself off, and should be evaluated by an ortho, with or without the proper imaging to assess what kind of injury you had/have... ...Read more

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How long will it take for a lg thigh hematoma (~ 3"x5") to start getting smaller? I injured my leg almost 2 weeks ago. It's quite large,hard&painful.

How long will it take for a lg thigh hematoma (~ 3"x5") to start getting smaller? I injured my leg almost 2 weeks ago. It's quite large,hard&painful.

Hematoma: Sometimes a hematoma will harden under the skin as a painful,tender lump and will need to be removed with a small incision if warm soaks Don't cause it to recede. A general surgeon performs the procedure. ...Read more

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I have a hematoma on leg that is the size of a football. I have had this for two weeks now since the injury. It is burning inside when i stand up.?

Reabsorbs slowly: This collection of blood will soften up and reabsorbs slowly. It may take several months, though. Heating pads will make it feel better in the meantime. ...Read more

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1 yr ago i hit my buttock hard on a chair leg. 2 hematomas , iced + they absorbed into my butt, now I have extreme pain upon sitting, what could it be?

1 yr ago i hit my buttock hard on a chair leg. 2 hematomas , iced + they absorbed into my butt, now I have extreme pain upon sitting, what could it be?

Options: I would have it checked by an orthopedic dr. First. If it is a deep bruise or something not severely impaired, i would consider a phyusical therapist and a massage therapist that specializes in range of motion movements during the massage. ...Read more

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Can Diabetes cause Hematoma in the legs ?

Can Diabetes cause Hematoma in the  legs ?

Hematoma: Unlikely but strange things do happen. Please see your doctor as soon as possible. If there is a delay in appointments go to the nearest Emergency facility. ...Read more

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My patient is left paralyzed. She had hematoma in left leg.What cause is this?

My patient is left paralyzed. She had hematoma in left leg.What cause is this?

Trauma: If there is no sensation on the left side, and if it is paralzyzed, then it is much more likely to bump into objects and suffer injury that causes the hematoma. ...Read more

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How should I treat my shin hematoma and is it normal to find discoloration in other parts of my leg days later?

If it is a true: hematoma and not just echhymosis, it might or might not resolve without drainage. Blood can suffuse down soft tissue planes of your leg and discolor the more dependent parts of your leg down to your ankles. Get a surgeon to look at it for specific recommendations. ...Read more

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I have a hematoma, injury 4 days ago, with a blueish foot and calf. leg is somewhat yellowish. How should I treat it?

I have a hematoma, injury 4 days ago, with a blueish foot and calf. leg is somewhat yellowish. How should I treat it?

Rest.: Elevation, rest and intermittent moist heat applications may speed your recovery up. If a concern develops you may need to consult with a family practitioner. ...Read more

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After surgery for my hematoma on my left hip the nurse said the dr just kept pulling "stuff" out? What was it? And why do both of my legs hurt?

After surgery for my hematoma on my left hip the nurse said the dr just kept pulling "stuff" out? What was it? And why do both of my legs hurt?

Ask the surgeon...: One can ask the surgeon or get a copy of the surgeon's report, to see what stuff came out. It may have been hematoma blood mixed with other stuff, if there was other stuff in the hematoma. One can visit the doctor again if she has lots of concerns or questions, or to have the leg pains evaluated. If the leg pains are unrelated, a primary care doctor can check into the legs. ...Read more

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My patient who is left paralyzed had now hematoma in both legs near her vagina. What cause is this?

Hard to say: Without looking at it, but it could be spontaneous retroperitoneal bleeding from anticoagulants or an occult fracture of pelvis or hip. Can't tell you any more, get a doctor to look at it and check drug effect. ...Read more

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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. Can usually ...Read more