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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 should I treat my shin hematoma and is it normal to find discoloration in other parts of my leg days later?

How should I treat my shin hematoma and is it normal to find discoloration in other parts of my leg days later?

If it is a true: hematoma and not just echhymosis, it might or might not resolve without drainage. Blood can suffuse down soft tissue planes of your leg and discolor the more dependent parts of your leg down to your ankles. Get a surgeon to look at it for specific recommendations. ...Read more

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I have a hematoma, injury 4 days ago, with a blueish foot and calf. leg is somewhat yellowish. How should I treat it?

I have a hematoma, injury 4 days ago, with a blueish foot and calf. leg is somewhat yellowish. How should I treat it?

Rest.: Elevation, rest and intermittent moist heat applications may speed your recovery up.
If a concern develops you may need to consult with a family practitioner. ...Read more

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I have a hematoma after a knee arthroscopy and its red now after 20 days from the surgery and its covering all my leg is that normal?And how to treat

I have a hematoma after a knee arthroscopy and its red now after 20 days from the surgery and its covering all my leg is that normal?And how to treat

Time to see your doc: Hematomas after surgery need to be addressed with the ortho who did the procedure. I am sure your ortho wants to you to see him 1-2 weeks after the operation. You are having a problem, so go see him. ...Read more

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After a fall have a large hematoma on my thigh. How to treat?

After a fall have a large hematoma on my thigh. How to treat?

R.I.C.E.: Treating a superficial hematoma is similar to the treatment used for other soft tissue injuries. Using the r.I.C.E method (rest, ice, compression, elevation) is recommended. Apply ice to the area for 15 minutes, several times per day. ...Read more

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I have what looks like a bruise on my leg, slightly raised. I am also being treated for blood clots in my lungs so could this be a clot too? No rednes

I have what looks like a bruise on my leg, slightly raised. I am also being treated for blood clots in my lungs so could this be a clot too? No rednes

Need to examine: It is more likely to be a hematoma due to your being anticoagulants. It would be prudent to consult your doctor next time you see her/him.
Wish you good health!. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a hematoma get bigger in my leg?

Please tell me, could a hematoma get bigger in my leg?

Yes: Hematomas (bruises) can get bigger over a few days. Then they should stabilize and begin to resolve. ...Read more

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Could a painless hematoma on the leg of unknown origin be concerning

How big?: You may have bumped into some thing and not realized it and it could result in a bruise or hematoma. If there is large hematoma without trauma, that would indicate a bleeding disorder.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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What can cause Hematoma in the legs , which factors or illnes ?

What can cause Hematoma in the legs , which factors or illnes ?

Hematoma causes: this could be due to recurrent injury, medication effects or some medical condition
you should see your primary physician ...Read more

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I've had a large hematoma on my upper right thigh for over a year as a result of getting my leg caught in a deck. Sometimes hurts. What should I do?

I've had a large hematoma on my upper right thigh for over a year as a result of getting my leg caught in a deck. Sometimes hurts. What should I do?

See a doctor : If this was really a bruise, it should have resolved over 2-3 weeks after the injury. The damage seems to have walked itself off, and should be evaluated by an ortho, with or without the proper imaging to assess what kind of injury you had/have... ...Read more

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How long will it take for a lg thigh hematoma (~ 3"x5") to start getting smaller? I injured my leg almost 2 weeks ago. It's quite large,hard&painful.

How long will it take for a lg thigh hematoma (~ 3"x5") to start getting smaller? I injured my leg almost 2 weeks ago. It's quite large,hard&painful.

Hematoma: Sometimes a hematoma will harden under the skin as a painful,tender lump and will need to be removed with a small incision if warm soaks Don't cause it to recede. A general surgeon performs the procedure. ...Read more

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I have a hematoma on leg that is the size of a football. I have had this for two weeks now since the injury. It is burning inside when i stand up.?

Reabsorbs slowly: This collection of blood will soften up and reabsorbs slowly. It may take several months, though. Heating pads will make it feel better in the meantime. ...Read more

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1 yr ago i hit my buttock hard on a chair leg. 2 hematomas , iced + they absorbed into my butt, now I have extreme pain upon sitting, what could it be?

1 yr ago i hit my buttock hard on a chair leg. 2 hematomas , iced + they absorbed into my butt, now I have extreme pain upon sitting, what could it be?

Options: I would have it checked by an orthopedic dr. First. If it is a deep bruise or something not severely impaired, i would consider a phyusical therapist and a massage therapist that specializes in range of motion movements during the massage. ...Read more

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Can Diabetes cause Hematoma in the legs ?

Can Diabetes cause Hematoma in the  legs ?

Hematoma: Unlikely but strange things do happen.
Please see your doctor as soon as possible. If there is a delay in appointments go to the nearest Emergency facility. ...Read more