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Had cath and stent 9 days ago and had a small hematoma, now it seems to swell and get very hard at insinsertion site if up and active at all? Normal?

Had cath and stent 9 days ago and had a small hematoma, now it seems to swell and get very hard at insinsertion site if up and active at all? Normal?

Cardiac cath?: If this was arterial catheterizationf through the groin, you need to inform the doctor who did the catheterization and get Duplex scan of the groin to determine if it is a hematoma, pseudoaneurysm or fistula or other cause. ...Read more

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Hematoma (Definition)

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


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A month ago I hit my head twice kinda hard since then I get like pressure on my head or headaches. Subdural hematoma? Or would I've died already?

A month ago I hit my head twice kinda hard since then I get like pressure on my head or headaches. Subdural hematoma? Or would I've died already?

Chronic subdural hem: Should get evaluated and get a CT head if there is any doubt. Sometimes small bleeds from trauma can enlarge instead of getting absorbed and cause serious problems. If headaches persist then should definitely be evaluated. ...Read more

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I bruised my shin in a fall. A hematoma formed. Itis about 3/4 " high by 1 1/2 ". It has hard bump on top. How can I get rid of it? Thank you.

I bruised my shin in a fall. A hematoma formed. Itis about 3/4 " high by 1 1/2 ". It has hard bump on top. How can I get rid of it? Thank you.

Time: Hematomas can be quite painful. They are nothing more than a collection of blood. I recommend you get a neoprene compressive sleeve to wear. Initially, ice may relieve symptoms. After a few days, you might consider applying some warm heat intermittently. This can sometimes help the body break down and reabsorb the hematoma. ...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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Age:40, menorhea, when I hit something I get a bruise, it takes long time (3-4wks) to go away? I think I get a bruise even I don't hit that hard. Any tests?

Age:40, menorhea, when I hit something I get a bruise, it takes long time (3-4wks) to go away? I think I get a bruise even I don't hit that hard. Any tests?

Blood thinners: If you are on certain medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or other nsaids, these may cause you to bruise more easily. There are blood tests that you can take which help diagnose bleeding problems (ie: pt, ptt). Vitamin k deficiency also causes easy bruising which can be tested for. ...Read more

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My wife has abad bruise on the chest. Starting to get hard, how recommend treatment. Its been about 36 hours?

My wife has abad bruise on the chest. Starting to get hard, how recommend treatment. Its been about 36 hours?

Hematoma: Your wife has a hematoma of the chest wall.
It hardens over several days and may turn black and blue. You can use warm soaks which may help resolution.. ...Read more

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Hello, I have one pea sized bump on my front hairline. It is pink and feels like a bruise, and is hard. How can I get rid of it. I shower everyday.

Hello, I have one pea sized bump on my front hairline. It is pink and feels like a bruise, and is hard. How can I get rid of it. I shower everyday.

Maybe a cyst: I would see a dermatologist to make the correct diagnosis. If it is an acne cyst it can be injected with cortisone which will improve it but it will not get into your bloodstream. ...Read more

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Hard, painful (feels like a big bruise) lump in between breasts - seemingly on sternum. Does not move. 2-3in from clavicle. Should I get this checked?

Hard, painful (feels like a big bruise) lump in between breasts - seemingly on sternum. Does not move. 2-3in from clavicle. Should I get this checked?

Yes: Truly this hard, painful lump on your sternum could possibly be a hematoma (bruise). However, you would likely remember any trauma that may have caused such a lump. Without any recent trauma to the chest wall, I recommend having it checked asap. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a hematoma to get healed?

How long does it take for a hematoma to get healed?

Healing time varies: The size, volume, and location determine the variable time for a hematoma to resolve. Small hematomas may resolve in several days. Large hematomas may take weeks to resolve/heal. ...Read more

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I got an injection near my anus. Its been one month. The hard site of injection is still there. Why it take so long to dissolve. No pain. Hematoma I doubt.

I got an injection near my anus. Its been one month. The hard site of injection is still there. Why it take so long to dissolve. No pain. Hematoma I doubt.

Hematoma: I would feel that this is an organized blood clot from bleeding at the injection site. Often fibrosis sets in and the firm nodule won't dissolve even after warm applications. If these clots are painful or tender, they would have to be removed by minor surgery. A general surgeon or proctologist can evaluate it and advise you. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get subungual hematoma?

If injured, yes: Subungual hematoma is a blood clot under a nail, usually from a direct blow (hitting your fingertip with a hammer, stubbing your toe). If you seek medical attention within the first 24 hours, they can be drained with a hot probe thru the nail - generally almost painlessly, and by relieving the pressure it really helps the pain! Very small hematomas or older ones are not worth draining. ...Read more

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Can sex cause subchorionic hematoma to get bigger?

Can sex cause subchorionic hematoma to get bigger?

No really: We frequently advise those who have a subchorionic hematoma to avoid intercourse to help avoid bleeding. There is not evidence that sex makes one bigger. ...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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Is it normal to get hematoma under every bruise I get??

Is it normal to get hematoma under every bruise I get??

A bruise: Is a hematoma. Some have more bleeding than others. If you feel you bleed a little too much. Then see your doctor for an eval. Check your blood ...Read more

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How can you get a hematoma, edema, or aneurysm?

How can you get a hematoma, edema, or aneurysm?

Generally unrelated: Very broad question. Edema = swelling, hematoma is collection of blood in the soft tissue, usually due to trauma or procedure. Will usually resolve on its own. An aneurysm is a weak spot on the artery which results most often in enlargement. The primary risk is rupture if gets too large. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get a hematoma on your transplanted kidney after being transplanted?

Is it normal to get a hematoma on your transplanted kidney after being transplanted?

No.: A hematoma is a blood clot, that occurs after bleeding in the tissues. It can form in any surgical wound, including a kidney transplant. It can occur after kidney biopsies. A hematoma is not a normal finding. Most are absorbed by the body naturally. However, if quite large, greater than 10-12 inches, they may cause harm and need to be surgically drained. ...Read more

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Was circumcised 2 weeks ago, I now have a large hematoma (1inx2in) just under the cut line. It is swollen and hard to the touch. Is this concerning?

Was circumcised 2 weeks ago, I now have a large hematoma (1inx2in) just under the cut line. It is swollen and hard to the touch. Is this concerning?

Painful: But unlikely on concern. However I suggest you contact the Medical Professional who performed the procedure....Warm soaks in the meantime.

Dr Z ...Read more

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How long do scalp hematomas last & what can I do if it's getting harder? It's been about a week since I felt it bubble up and form in my head Source

How long do scalp hematomas last & what can I do if it's getting harder? It's been about a week since I felt it bubble up and form in my head Source

Several weeks: Hematomas start soft and harden as the blood inside coagulates. It will slowly turn from a deep purple to a yellow starting at the edges as your body's immune system breaks up and absorbs the old blood. It may take 2-3 weeks to resolve depending on the size. If it gets larger or more painful, seek medical attention. ...Read more

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A small case fell over on my left outside ankle causing a hematoma. It's about 1/2 the size of golf ball, did not hit hard.

A small case fell over on my left outside ankle causing a hematoma. It's about 1/2 the size of golf ball, did not hit hard.

Watch and wait: You may watch and wait. If the site becomes red, painful, develops a discharge or you get fever, see a doctor. If it has been more than 24 hours since the injury you may apply warm compress. ...Read more

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My very large abdominal hematoma is 3 weeks from when I fell. Still very firm and no change in size. When does it soften, resorb?

My very large abdominal hematoma is 3 weeks from when I fell. Still very firm and no change in size. When does it soften, resorb?

Weeks to months: Can take weeks to months for body to reabsorb this. Can try moist heat to the area 30 minutes at a time, several times a day to try and speed up the reabsorption process. Otherwise, it is just time. A LOT of time. Sorry. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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I have a big hematoma, which has a sensitive and -hard- or swollen area of normal skin color in the center. Is it to worry about?

I have a big hematoma, which has a sensitive and -hard- or swollen area of normal skin color in the center. Is it to worry about?

Depends: Too little information here...Where is the hematoma, and what caused it? I would suggest that you go to see your family doc...For a good physical exam and history evaluation. ...Read more

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I had trauma to my penis 3 days ago which left a large hematoma. Now 3 days later there is a hard linear ridge on the topside of my penis??

Watch & see...: Sorry to hear such. How did this happen accidentally or during sex? At this time, i.e., 3 days after injury, it would be reasonable to watch, wait, & see how the nature may take its course to evolve and heal. To state something more accurately, one needs more info. How to get all related things done correctly for good care? Follow info in articles in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html ...Read more

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I have a hematoma in my abdomen and its very hard and gets bigger as I walk very painful and also im 14 weeks and six days its makeing me hurt a?

I have a hematoma in my abdomen and its very hard and gets bigger as I walk very painful and also im 14 weeks and six days its makeing me hurt a?

OB MD care?: Are you seeing a OB MD regularly for prenatal care if you are indeed 14 weeks gestation? If not, these concerns need to be addressed at an appointment as soon as you can make one. ...Read more