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I have a huge hematoma on my hip from a fall 18 days ago. Filled with fluid and driving me crazy. How long will it take to resolve? Can it be drained?

I have a huge hematoma on my hip from a fall 18 days ago. Filled with fluid and driving me crazy. How long will it take to resolve? Can it be drained?

Can take quite awhil: I have seen some of these hematomas
which can take a month or two to resolve
especially in individuals who are on blood
thinners, the bruiising and hematomas can be
quite large.
I only drain it if it is going on a long time and
if i think the person is quite symptomatic regarding the swelling and pain. I would also
drain it if there was a concern regarding infecton. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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An old hematoma from hip replacement surgery is growing in size and has become painful. How can I treat this?

An old hematoma from hip replacement surgery is growing in size and has become painful.  How can I treat this?

Removal: To best answer your question, I would need to know how recent the Hip Replacement was and when the Hematoma developed. This probably needs to be at least drained, if not surgically debrided ...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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Hello. I had a major groin tear and hip flexor tear. I had a large hematoma as a result. I had surgery to repair this problem. When is intercourse ok ?

Hello. I had a major groin tear and hip flexor tear. I had a large hematoma as a result. I had surgery to repair this problem. When is intercourse ok ?

Surgeons call: When your surgeon determines that you have had enough healing. First consider that this not usually treated surgically which means your tear was severe so don't take any chances because you can ruin the repair. CHECK WITH YOUR SURGEON ...Read more

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What causes a hematoma , a week later to develop again. xrays done no fracture. L HIP THIGH AREA?

Trauma: To a hematoma can cause rebleeding in the area and increase a hematoma. However, any changes in a hematoma one week after its appearance should be examined by a physician. Blood work should be done to be sure your blood is clotting appropriately. Also, a developing infection or septic hematoma can cause delayed worsening of a previously stable hematoma. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I crashed my bike the other week, landed on my handle bars, hitting my pelvis. Now theres a lrg hematoma below my waist line. Wat should I do? Not ins

See a doctor: A hematoma is collection of blood in your tissue and can commonly occur after a traumatic event. Usually a hematoma resovles on its own. However if you are having continued abdominal pain and blood in your stool it is better to see a doctor right now as this can be indicative of internal bleeding. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when your hips bruise?

What exactly does it mean when your hips bruise?

Hip bruise: Sounds like a contusion or ecchymosis. Usually comes from an injury or broken blood vessels. ...Read more

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I was wondering what do I do about my hip bruise after falling down the stairs?

I was wondering what do I do about my hip bruise after falling down the stairs?

Bruise: If you have significant pain and difficulty of walking/standing, you might need to be evaluated for hip fracture. If no fracture is found, you can take NSAIDs for pain and inflammation. Icing should help with swelling and stop bruising from getting worse. You should follow up with your doctor for any persistent pain, swelling, shortness of breath or any other new symptoms. ...Read more

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In between my hip and ribcage, it hurts as if i was kicked. There is no bruise but it hurts. What could be wrong?

In between my hip and ribcage, it hurts as if i was kicked. There is no bruise but it hurts. What could be wrong?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What is the normal recovery period after a hip bruise?

What is the normal recovery period after a hip bruise?

Varies: Minor and superficial bruises are much better within a few weeks. More severe and deeper bruises can take several months to completely recover. ...Read more

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Baby has bruise on side of hip and it has a hsrd lump. What is wrong?

Baby has bruise on side of hip and it has a hsrd lump. What is wrong?

Thanks for asking!: I am not sure but with a baby that can't tell you what is happening, get it checked. This is not something to wait and watch if you have no idea. ...Read more

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I fell on my hip/buttock region in March and It still hurts. Do I still have a bruise/injury? 3 months later? What should I do?

I fell on my hip/buttock region in March and It still hurts. Do I still have a bruise/injury? 3 months later? What should I do?

C an ortho: many times this type of fall bruises the greater trochanter, and U can develop trochanteric bursitis, which hurts when U walk, sleep on the injured side, & also up stairs. if U R thin, U can palpate over the trochanter & C if it is the cause. I will try 2 attach a trochanteric region if able. otherwise google it. the blue area at the prominence of the femur, lower left. ...Read more

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Noticed bruise close to My hip don't know how I bruised. A couple of hours later, I had another bruise and don't know how either. I'm scared!!!

Noticed bruise close to My hip don't know how I bruised. A couple of hours later, I had another bruise and don't know how either. I'm scared!!!

Get examined: If you are scared, it is reasonable to get an examination by that alone. Your symptoms of bruising need to be evaluated as they could be a sign of something serious. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my right hip and it stays when i sit and is really uncomfortable but i did not injure myself even though there appears to be a bruise?

I have a pain in my right hip and it stays when i sit and is really uncomfortable but i did not injure myself even though there appears to be a bruise?

Orthopedic physician: Pain in the hip in your age bracket can occur for many reasons. Certain stresses around the hip can lead to avulsed tendons at muscle insertions. Sometimes the joint space can form fluid, so called synovitis secondary to trauma, inflammation, etc. Sometimes changes in the lower spine and pelvis can refer pain to hip. If symptoms persist an orthepedic physician and imaging will usually help. ...Read more

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My left hip has been sore to touch for several months, there is no bruise, but it feels like there is.

My left hip has been sore to touch for  several months, there is no bruise, but it feels like there is.

Time for an eval: Tendinitis and bursitis would be the most common reasons for your hip to be sore to the touch. Arthritis, infection, lymph node inflammation are other less likely causes. It's time to have an evaluation with a physician to develop a diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Lump under skin on hip and light bruise on top of skin. Have not had any injuries and it seems out of the blue?

Lump under skin on hip and light bruise on top of skin. Have not had any injuries and it seems out of the blue?

Likely trauma: This could have occured without you noticing it, especially on hip if you are busy and bump into something. It also could be spontaneous which is more concerning. Have your local doctor check this out when you have time. ...Read more

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Can a bruise on your hip affect how you walk? I smashed it pretty hard againsts a metal bar and i think it is just bruised?

Can a bruise on your hip affect how you walk? I smashed it pretty hard againsts a metal bar and i think it is just bruised?

Sure: But maybe more of what is going on under the bruise. If it was a large bruise, there could be some underlying inflammation, which can lead to swelling and pain. If you hit it hard, there could be a small fracture. Probably worth while getting it checked out. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have a pain above my right hip, in a place where it feels like a muscle above my hip. And it hurts when i touchit or tense, Feels like a bruise pain?

I have a pain above my right hip, in a place where it feels like a muscle above my hip. And it hurts when i touchit or tense, Feels like a bruise pain?

Exercise or sport?: This sounds like a pulled muscle, tendon, or ligament. Occasionally a tiny piece of bone can be displaced with certain activities with very strong hip and leg muscles. You should first apply warm compresses or heating pad and take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or very low dose NSAID; you can apply Arnica gel or cream and of course avoid any motion or activity that increases pain. See a doc if not better in 3 days. ...Read more

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Is it bad that when i felled down the stairs , im still in pain, but yet there is not bruise i felled down the staircase monday. The pain is located on my butt/hip and in the middle of my thigh

By : By the date of this post almost a week has passed. If you are still in pain and/or having difficulty walking you should see your doctor. Depending on your age and the physical exam findings, your doctor will decide if an x-ray is necessary versus supportive care. This includes rest, ice, elevation, compression with an ace bandage, and advil (ibuprofen) or Ibuprofen for the pain and inflammation.
I hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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I went up to block a layup and I was kneed in my side, it really hurt to run and now I have a small bruise on the top of my hip bone?

I went up to block a layup and I was kneed in my side, it really hurt to run and now I have a small bruise on the top of my hip bone?

Kneed: If it continues to be painful or if there other symptoms such as blood in your urine, be checked. The bruise should resolve. All the best and involve your parents if living at home or with a guardian. ...Read more

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I have been feeling most of the symptoms of appendicitis and now there is a large bruise above my hip, should I go see a doctor? Is the bruise related

I have been feeling most of the symptoms of appendicitis and now there is a large bruise above my hip, should I go see a doctor? Is the bruise related

See a doctor: the bruise is not related to appendicitis but might be related to the reason of pain you are having in that area. For your own peace of mind go and see a doctor for proper evaluation. Either you get reassured or you get treated. ...Read more

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Dull consistent pain in right hip like it's bruised but there's no bruise was not in any circumstances recently where I would have hurt my hip either ?

Dull consistent pain in right hip like it's bruised but there's no bruise was not in any circumstances recently where I would have hurt my hip either ?

Hip pain: Most likely still is a muscle or tendon issue in your hip, especially if it hurts with movement in the hip. Bursitis is another possibility. Outside of the hip, it may be referred pain from a back issue or possibly a problem in your abdomen like an ovarian cyst depending on where in your hip you hurt. I would try some ibuprofen is able to and see if that helps to start and see a doctor. ...Read more

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My son woke up with a bruise on his hip, cyist like sores on his body and trouble urinating he is a heavy drug user?

My son woke up with a bruise on his hip, cyist like sores on his body and trouble urinating he is a heavy drug user?

See dr asap: I would need more information, including which drugs he uses and how he takes them (ie, injects), to help narrow down possible diagnoses. My biggest concern is that sores can be do to skin infections from injecting, and trouble urinating from kidney failure or an STD, Take him for medical evaluation asap. Take Care! ...Read more

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Why do both hips feel bruised but can't see a bruise? I had bacterial vaginaosis last week cud it be anything to do with that?

Why do both hips feel bruised but can't see a bruise? I had bacterial vaginaosis last week cud it be anything to do with that?

Hip pain/pelvic pain: Pelvic pain can be due to other types of bacterial infections and std's, sexually transmitted diseases. Bacterial vaginosis typically is not a cause for pelvic pain or pelvic inflammatory disease. You should return to your primary physician for a re-evaluation if you have been treated but still having associated symptoms. ...Read more