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Duration Of Hematomas
A scalp hematoma is 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. Scalp hematomas usually resolve without treatment. They are more common in babies who needed vacuum-assisted deliveries, because vacuum on a baby's scalp can cause ...Read more
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
I have a long lasting bruise that has been there fora while . Why wont it go away? Is it something serious?
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
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
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. ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
My knee has a very dark rough spot that sort of looks like a small bruise. I've had it for so long it never seems to go away. Is it dead skin? It's so rough compared to the rest of my knee. I also have very rough dry dark areas around my big toe
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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