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How Long For Breast Hematoma To Heal
I have had a breast hematoma for 1 yr which is "benign" but how much longer should I have it before I should get it checked again? I notice it daily.
Is it possible that a breast hematoma that developed nearly two years ago still persists and feels larger? Who should I see?
I was diagnosed with a breast hematoma. They said it looked benign but i still notice it. What can I do to make it feel better or make it go away?
Time will heal: A hematoma is just a bruise under the skin. It will go away over time, but it often takes weeks or more. Be patient. ...Read more
Need more info..: Why do you have a hematoma? How do you know it is a hematoma? Recent surgery or injury? Generally there would be a significant increase in breast pain, heat ; redness with spreading heat ; redness away from the hematoma ; maybe increasing bresst swelling. Need to see a doctor for an exam if you are concerned to be able to tell what you have. ...Read more
I have a swollen lymph node under my armpit from a breast hematoma... Is that normal? The hematoma is large
Talk with your surge: Your surgeon should be able to guide you in this matter. Hematomas can seep into the skin and underneath it and look ugly but they usually are not that serious unless there is continuing bleeding. You must inform your surgeon right away if you have not done yet. He/she is your best guide for further help and advice. ...Read more
How long should it take a breast to heal after a stereotactic biopsy with 2 needle sticks: 3cm & 12cm? If there's a hematoma?
Hematoma: Hematoma complicating a breast biospy will take 6 to 8 weeks to resolve, depending on how large the hematoma is. Use a support bra. Report to your provider if the area becomes warm, red or drains as infected hematoma can occur. Hope the pathology is benign. Be well. ...Read more
Can hematomas in the breasts ever develop into anything more serious? How long do hematomas typically stay in the breast?
On my rib underneath my breast theres a slight bruise and I've had it for a long time now not much pain just a little discomfort what could it be?
Hemangioma/hematoma: It depends on how long you had the "bruise" for: if few weeks or few months it may be a hematoma (blood that leaked from ruptured vessels due to trauma or bruising) and should clear shortly but if you had for years or since birth it can be a vascular anomaly or hemangioma (benign tumor of blood vessels). If it blanches (turns pale) whem you press it, it is likely a hemangioma ...Read more
I have a red bruise on my breast that has scratches on it. A long time ago a had trauma to my breast but it seems like the bruise hasn't gone away yet?
Have it examined: Just to be sure we don't miss a serious underlying condition like blood disorder or malignancy.God bless you! ...Read more
It depends: how big?: "hematoma" is a term that means a collection of blood within a tissue in the body, usually soft tissue like muscle, skin, or breast. Most often it just means a bruise, but it can also mean a collection or pool of blood within a part of the body. Usually bruises are pretty minor, but a large "puddle" of blood can be painful. If it's big enough, it can compress blood vessels or become infected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually nothing: A hematoma is a collection of blood that collects in a space where a procedure was performed. It is common for a hematoma to form. If there is alot of bleeding, you may have a larger hematoma. In most cases, they can be monitored and will resolve on their own after 2-3 months. If is causes discomfort, then you may need evaluation by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Its not likely for OCPs to cause hematoma in the breast. Often it results from trauma or if you have an intrinsic bleeding disorder. Talk to your doctor further to discuss the causes behind the hematoma Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more
Ultrasound shows cluster of breast lymphnodes less than 2 mm. Normal biopsy 6 months ago resulted in hematoma. Could I still have nodes due to biopsy.
It is normal: to have lymph nodes. As long as they are normal in size and have no suspicious ultrasound characteristics, they are generally of no concern. ...Read more
unlikely: Most probably , after breast biopsy patient has focal hemorrhage and small area of fat necrosis, as previous site of biopsy. Breast tissue predominantly fatty and does not reveal large blood vessels and ussually no hematomas after biopsy. A hematoma or haematoma, is a localized collection of blood outside the blood vessels, usually in liquid form within the tissue. ...Read more
Support: Initially, ice applied to the area in short periods can help. After 3-4 days, switch to an occasional heating pad. Wear a good support bra. Occasionally, if the hematoma is too large and tense, it may need to be drained. This is done by reopening the incision, evacuating the blood clot, and reclosing the wound over a soft drain. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more
Should i ask for an bx on a complex cysts of breast. Had hematoma initially. Had thyroid cancer and adopted.
Unnecessary : Breast cysts are caused by blocked ducts within the breast and do not require biopsy. Occasionally, debris or septae within the cyst may give it a "complex" appearance; we often repeat the ultrasound 6 months later to be certain that what we presumed was a complex cyst was not actually a solid mass. ...Read more
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