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Doctor insights on: Intramuscular Hematoma

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Hematoma (Definition)

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


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Is a hematoma from a shot dangerous ?

No: As long as it is not infected and as long as "from a shot" means an injection and not a bullet. :) it should go down in a matter of days. Take care. ...Read more

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What is a hematoma and how serious is this?

What is a hematoma and how serious is this?

A collection of: Blood from injury or other reasons. Depend on the reason of that hematoma sometimes could serious. ...Read more

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I've just been told I have hematoma, should I be concerned?

Location, location..: A hematoma is simply blood which has collected outside of a blood vessel, no different than a "black-and-blue" mark. The critical issue is where this collection is. If it's sitting under the skin, it is of no concern. If it's between the skull and the brain, it can create pressure on the brain and be life-threatening. ...Read more

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What is a cerebral hematoma?

What is a cerebral hematoma?

Cerebral Hematoma: Blood clot in the brain following rupture of vessel in brain or between skull & brain. ...Read more

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What is a subdermal hematoma?

Hematoma: A subdermal hematoma is a hematoma under the skin, a subdural hematoma is a hemorrhage under the dura mater covering of the brain. Both are usually associated with trauma. ...Read more

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Are hematomas common after giving blood?

Are hematomas common after giving blood?

Sometimes.: I give blood 3-4 times a year and will get a quarter to half dollar sized bruise once a year. Why? Shifting in the needle or a tricky stick can do it. Post procedure elevation and pressure will decrease the possibility. If you are easily bruised on your body, bleeding gums or blood in your urine or stool ... See your doctor. The fact that you can give blood is a good indicator that all is well. ...Read more

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Hematoma after giving birth?

?Where: Most hematomas spontaneously resolve in time (gone within 3-5 weeks). On a rare occasion some hematomas are walled off and may need surgical removal. (hematomas in different areas, for example a more serious sdh (sub dural hematoma) needs to be cared for emergently as it can cause pressure on the brain, etc.) hope that helps answer your question. ...Read more

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Is an epidural hematoma possible?

Is an epidural hematoma possible?

Yes: Epidural hematomas can occur after significant head trauma, particularly skull fractures. A ct scan can be used for diagnosis. Typically, a neurosurgeon will be asked to manage this problem. ...Read more

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