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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. ...Read more

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Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...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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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. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...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. ...Read more

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I coughed so hard i tore my abdominal wall and caused a hematoma.Two weeks later and still in a lot of pain. How long till pain goes away...

I coughed so hard i tore my abdominal wall and caused a hematoma.Two weeks later and still in a lot of pain. How long till pain goes away...

Strain: Severe strain with tearing of muscle fibers may take a little longer to heal. Rib fractures can also occur with hard coughing. At this time I would try intermittent heat to the area which may help the healing process. Hold onto the injured area if you must cough or sneeze and avoid other strain as well. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have some hematomas in my groin from an injury where I was thrown from a horse and then stepped on. Will these ever go away? Are they dangerous?

I have some hematomas in my groin from an injury where I was thrown from a horse and then stepped on. Will these ever go away? Are they dangerous?

Takes months: Deep hematoma like this can take months to go away. Sometimes they never completely disappear. Even if they do not disappear they are not dangerous. The only thing to know is that some types of cancer can look like bruises; but cancer generally grows over time. If the "bruises" are stable for many months and get bigger, see your md. ...Read more

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