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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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

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My patient is left paralyzed. She had hematoma in left leg.What cause is this?

My patient is left paralyzed. She had hematoma in left leg.What cause is this?

Trauma: If there is no sensation on the left side, and if it is paralzyzed, then it is much more likely to bump into objects and suffer injury that causes the hematoma. ...Read more

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After surgery for my hematoma on my left hip the nurse said the dr just kept pulling "stuff" out? What was it? And why do both of my legs hurt?

After surgery for my hematoma on my left hip the nurse said the dr just kept pulling "stuff" out? What was it? And why do both of my legs hurt?

Ask the surgeon...: One can ask the surgeon or get a copy of the surgeon's report, to see what stuff came out. It may have been hematoma blood mixed with other stuff, if there was other stuff in the hematoma. One can visit the doctor again if she has lots of concerns or questions, or to have the leg pains evaluated. If the leg pains are unrelated, a primary care doctor can check into the legs. ...Read more

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My patient who is left paralyzed had now hematoma in both legs near her vagina. What cause is this?

Hard to say: Without looking at it, but it could be spontaneous retroperitoneal bleeding from anticoagulants or an occult fracture of pelvis or hip. Can't tell you any more, get a doctor to look at it and check drug effect. ...Read more

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Could a hematoma on my leg below my knee cause pain, swelling and discomfort in my knee joint three years later?

Not likely: Hematoma in the leg would not cause knee problems.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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2 buttock injections/B-12/Fentanyl, severely bruised/hematoma/left with 2 painful lumps, cant walk, pain shoots down leg/1 yr already?

2 buttock injections/B-12/Fentanyl, severely bruised/hematoma/left with 2 painful lumps, 
cant walk, pain shoots down leg/1 yr already?

Sciatic n. Injury: Difficulty walking & severe sciatica for one year & post-injection of medicine into ipsilateral buttock suggests mass-effect/permanent type of injury to sciatic nerve. See a Neurologist for confirmation. Knowledge of a medical misadventure does not begin until the sufferer learns, from an expert, that it has occurred. A most unfortunate circumstance if this is indeed what occurred. Iatrogenic? ...Read more

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How long will a hematoma last and hurt? I've had it for 2 wks. It's on lower leg. Could it be blood clot. No swelling. Just bruised feeling.

How long will a hematoma last and hurt? I've had it for 2 wks. It's on lower leg. Could it be blood clot. No swelling. Just bruised feeling.

LE hematoma: if a skin deep hematoma you can see the " black and blue mark", if in muscle diagnosed by ultrasound. Can take up to a month or so depending on size. There are also bone bruises when the bone marrow gets edema, muscle sprains, and there are clots which can be quite dangerous as part can dislodge &move elsewhere like the lung. Please F/U w/doc/ER today may need sonongram ...Read more