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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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How long will hematomas last after thyroidectomy surgery?

How long will hematomas last after thyroidectomy surgery?

2-3 weeks: Hematomas are collections of blood. They initially coagulate then liquefy after 1-2 weeks. After they liquefy your body will resorb them or you can have them drained. Read more

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After fiberoadenoma surgery can a calcified hematoma go away by itself or it needs another surgery?!

After fiberoadenoma surgery can a calcified hematoma go away by itself or it needs another surgery?!

Improve: The hematoma will decrease in size as the body heals it and it most likely won't need any further treatment. If very large or painful it can be aspirated or drained. Read more

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What causes hematoma after mastectomy with reconstruction surgery?

What causes hematoma after mastectomy with reconstruction surgery?

Blood: After mastectomy then reconstruction that gets a hematoma is caused by blood. The blood vessels supply oxygen to the breast tissue. This can occur with any surgery and will most likely resolve on its own. It may require drainage. Talk to your surgeon and they will discuss it with you. Read more

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I have hematoma after gallbladder surgery. Don't know how big it is. How long does it usually take for the body to absorb it and why does it happen?

I have hematoma after gallbladder surgery. Don't know how big it is. How long does it usually take for the body to absorb it and why does it happen?

About Six Weeks: Hematomas are quite common after surgery.It is just collection of blood which gets clotted after the surgery and with time liquefies and gets absorped in the blood stream.
Most hematomas do not require any treatment and resolve by itself. But sometime if they are large and pressing on some organ/ structure or it gets infected, then it has to be drained and treated appropriately. Discuss with Surgeon Read more

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What happen if someone delayed his subdural hematoma surgery?

What happen if someone delayed his subdural hematoma surgery?

Serious consequence.: Depending on the size this could have very serious consequences including permanent brin damage and death. You need to listen to the advice of the neurologist and neuro surgeon. They spent most of their young lives learning how to treat these life threatening conditions. Read more

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Which type of surgery does a subdural hematoma require?

Which type of surgery does a subdural hematoma require?

Drainage: If a subdural is causing increased intracranial pressure and threatening herniation of brain structures, the surgical procedure is to drill a burr hole through the skull and drain the subdural blood. Read more

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What can done once you have had surgery for a hitial hernia but have now developed a hematoma?

Tell your surgeon: It depends on the size and location of the hematoma - you definitely should let your surgeon know. If small, you would just watch - it big may need to be drained. Again it depends of size and location. Read more

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Knee hematoma after knee surgery?

Knee hematoma after knee surgery?

Can be normal?: You haven't really given much information here. Minor hematomas can be normal and managed with heat, compression and observation. Larger ones may need draining. I strongly recommend you se your surgeon sooner rather than later to avoid unwanted complications! Read more

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How common is hematoma after hernia surgery?

How common is hematoma after hernia surgery?

Hematoma: It's not extremely common but it does happen. Probably less than 5% of the time. It will go away in a few weeks to months. Read more

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What kind of dr should I see for small hematoma - head. Over a previous skull surgery. Comes periodically and then reabsorbs. Migraines aggravate?

What kind of dr should I see for small hematoma - head. Over a previous skull surgery. Comes periodically and then reabsorbs. Migraines aggravate?

Suggestion: I seriously doubt a recurring hematoma over your skull, but fluid buildup could suggest an opening to a cerebral spinal fluid leak, and this should be investigated. A neurosurgeon is your best bet. Read more

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After my nana 89 has had bore hole surgery, for hematoma she not drinking and hasn't been before this, on IV fluids why she not drinking thanks?

After my nana 89 has had bore hole surgery, for hematoma she not drinking and hasn't been before this, on IV fluids why she not drinking thanks?

This can happen: After a brain injury of any type. It is common to see this along with other deficits and this needs to be paid close attention. It can very quickly lead to dehydration, kidney damage, utis. If she does not respond to cues, may need to consider a g tube for long term nutrition and hydration needs. I hope this helps and best of luck...And thank you for caring for her during this time of need! Read more

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I'm diagnosed with subdural hematoma, and needs surgery immediately. But could this surgery has any side effects later on or could it threaten my life?

I'm diagnosed with subdural hematoma, and needs surgery immediately. But could this surgery has any side effects later on or could it threaten my life?

This surgery is safe: Subdural hematoma may be minor, requiring no treatment, or large and life-threatening. Generally surgery is recommended if the hematoma is causing symptoms or is large on ct or mri. The primary risks of surgery are infection and rebleeding, possibly requiring reoperation. The risk of brain injury or long-term side effects is low. Read more