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Doctor insights on: Duration Of Hematomas

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How long will it take for a hematoma to go away?

How long will it take for a hematoma to go away?

Hematoma: The resolution time for a hematoma depends in its size and can take weeks.

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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 does it take for a moderately lg pelvic hematoma to go away by itself. Result of pelvic fractures.

How long does it take for a moderately lg pelvic hematoma to go away by itself. Result of pelvic fractures.

Weeks: Hematomas can take weeks and even months to completely resolve, especially if they are sizable. I suspect the pain that you have (from the fractures and the hematoma) will likely resolve within about 6 - 8 weeks, probably long before the hematoma actually resolves.

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I have a long lasting bruise that has been there fora while. Why won't it go away? Is it something serious?

I have a long lasting bruise that has been there fora while. Why won't it go away? Is it something serious?

Bruising: True bruises will only last no more than 2 weeks. If yours has been there for a while, you want to get it checked out.

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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.

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I had a hickey that turned to a bruise that has been there for a month and won't go away, when should I be concerned? Will it take longer to go away?

I had a hickey that turned to a bruise that has been there for a month and won't go away, when should I be concerned? Will it take longer to go away?

Bruise: A bruise should not last that long. It can be either hyper-pigmentation changes or you should check with your local physician to make sure that you don't have bleeding disorder.

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Grey, dented bruise in thigh for 1 year and 7 months-result of hitting sharp edge of table-why this long is there, if it will ever go away?

Grey, dented bruise in thigh for 1 year and 7 months-result of hitting sharp edge of table-why this long is there, if it will ever go away?

Most likely U hit it: Rather hard, was sore & swollen 4 a while. If you were thin in the legs, & felt it right away, you would have felt the dent. A portion of the quads was disrupted, but it fills in rapidly with blood & clot so the dent seems 2go away. As time passes the clot & it's fibrin is reabsorbed & now there is that permanent void where the muscle was bluntly cut.

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What to to about lower arms that bruise really easily? My lower arms bruise really easily. I can just bump into something and an awlful bruise appears and takes a long time to go away. What causes this?

What to to about lower arms that bruise really easily? My lower arms bruise really easily. I can just bump into something and an awlful bruise appears and takes a long time to go away. What causes this?

Typically: Typically that is caused by "actinic purpura" which occurs after age and sun damage thin the skin and cause it to bruise more easily. There is not easy fix, but I would recommend sunscreens, protective clothing, and do your best to avoid trauma to those areas. I would recommend you see a dermatologist who can further evaluate you to confirm the diagnosis and be sure that is the correct diagnosis. I hope that helps. Below is information on elta md sunscreen which I really like for my patients.

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2yr old with bruise/egg bump middle forehead from fall. No passing out, vomiting etc & seems fine. Should I worry? How long to go away? Thanks.

2yr old with bruise/egg bump middle forehead from fall. No passing out, vomiting etc & seems fine. Should I worry? How long to go away? Thanks.

Likely no worries: Keep checking for new symptoms, there is likely a blood collection under the skin, the forehead is pretty strong, if your child is happy, playful, eating, sleeping well, there is nothing to worry about. This can take up to 2 weeks to go away. Applying ice within the first few minutes after the fall can lessen the size of the bump. If more than 5 minutes has passed ice will not work.

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Why won't my hematoma go away? What should I do?

Why won't my hematoma go away? What should I do?

Apply warm soakes: It will go away in time. Hematomas are collection of blood in soft tissue due to injury, or result of invasive procedures most of the time they will resolve on their own, not the blood clots that cause embolism, need to drain & evacuate if they are pressing on a vital structures, or huge, drainage or even aspirations, has potential danger of getting infection.

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Do scrotal hematomas go away quickly?

Do scrotal hematomas go away quickly?

Depends upon size: Most small hematomas go away within a week. Large hematoma may take up to a few weeks.

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How long to hematomas take to heal?

It can take awhile: Hematomas are collections of blood underneath the skin that lie within the soft tissue. They can occur from trauma or happen spontaneously. They body will slowly reabsorb them with time in general and it can be difficult to estimate how long that can take depending on the size, extent and location of the hematoma.

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How long does a hematoma takes to form?

How long does a hematoma takes to form?

Varies: This will vary some with the location and the size of the blood vessel (s) broken that give rise to the hematoma. Multiple tiny vessels under a nail may take minutes. A big vessel under the scalp may accumulate a hematoma over several hours.

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How long should it take a hematoma to heal?

Depends of size: The larger the longer. Expect several weeks.

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How long does it take for a hematoma to heal?

Depends: Depends on how large and the location and amount of trauma associated with the hematoma. Also draining the hematoma helps it heal faster. A small hematoma occurring from venipuncture (blood draw) on the arm heals faster than a large hematoma on the lower extremity (slower healing location) caused by severe trauma (ie: car accident).

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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.

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Do symptoms like preseptal hematoma go away quickly?

Do symptoms like preseptal hematoma go away quickly?

Not long.: A hematoma (collection of blood) that develops on the septum of the nose after trauma. If left untreated it can cause a loss of blood supply and destruction of the septum. Drainage to prevent permanent destruction of the septum is the treatment of choice. It take about 1-2 weeks to go away after the surgery.

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Given a sub-chorionic hematoma, what are the chances it will go away?

Very good: Most of the hematomas get absorbed in wks or months of time, if they are not compromising, to leave them alone.

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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.

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