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Is a subcapsular hematoma common after liver biospy? What would cause it to occur and how serious is it if it does occur?

Is a subcapsular hematoma common after liver biospy? What would cause it to occur and how serious is it if it does occur?

Not common: Hemorrhage from the needle biopsy can cause a clot to form under the surface capsule of the liver, it usually responds to expectant treatment without surgery. patients are advised to stay away of contact sports and stay close to an acute care hospital and follow up with their physician if not observed in a hospital setting ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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My sister has a hematoma on her liver. She is pregnant now and the hematoma got bigger (size of apple) is it safe? Can it blow?

My sister has a hematoma on her liver. She is pregnant now and the hematoma got bigger (size of apple) is it safe? Can it blow?

Hematoma liver: Your sister probably does not have a hematoma, but most probably has a hemangioma. Double check with your sister and then reask the question if it is not a hematoma. ...Read more

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How long will hematoma in abdomen take to heal. I'm still in pain after 7 days from car accident.

How long will hematoma in abdomen take to heal. I'm still in pain after 7 days from car accident.

More time: Car accidents are very difficult to deal with, because there are so many different pains and traumas that occur. You may get a different pain every day for a couple of weeks after an mva! The hematoma indicates that you have had a significant blow that may take weeks to be absorbed. If your pain is still moderately severe or worsening, you may have to have it checked out again - even with a ct... ...Read more

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I have a hematoma in my abdomen and its very hard and gets bigger as I walk very painful and also im 14 weeks and six days its makeing me hurt a?

I have a hematoma in my abdomen and its very hard and gets bigger as I walk very painful and also im 14 weeks and six days its makeing me hurt a?

OB MD care?: Are you seeing a OB MD regularly for prenatal care if you are indeed 14 weeks gestation? If not, these concerns need to be addressed at an appointment as soon as you can make one. ...Read more

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How to treat a baseball size hematoma in abdomen following hernia surgery done 2 weeks agow?

How to treat a baseball size hematoma in abdomen following hernia surgery done 2 weeks agow?

Call your surgeon: I this occurs during the first few days after surgery, it is sometimes best to re-operate and drain/wash out the would and re- close. Two weeks is a bit long gift that, and the blood is spread into the tissues and not easily removed. May be best to wait until it reabsorbs, and that takes up to several weeks. See you surgeon to find out what's best in your case. ...Read more

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Can you bruise your liver?

Can you bruise your liver?

Yes: When your liver moves up against the rib cage when your body stops (quickly like in a car accident). Blunt force applied directly to the right upper quadrant can push the ribs down against the liver. ...Read more

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The last 2 days I've been experiencing pain on my right sight around my liver n gallbladder. It is swollen. There is now small bruise in that area.

The last 2 days I've been experiencing pain on my right sight around my liver n gallbladder. It is swollen. There is now small bruise in that area.

Right sided abdomina: Liver and/or gall bladder problems would not cause a bruise to form on the abdominal wall unless there was marked pressure on this area during an examination. Is there a history of some injury to your right upper abdominal muscles? Nevertheless in view of your persistent symptoms, you should be examined by a physician who will order any appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a bruise on my arm that's growing, what could cause this? My liver is swollen.

I have a bruise on my arm that's growing, what could cause this? My liver is swollen.

Be seen: An expanding bruise is an expanding bleed under the skin. If your liver is not working properly to make blood coagulation proteins, it could be a sign of a more serious problem. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a bruise on my right side of my abdomen that is spreading, should I be concerned?

I have a bruise on my right side of my abdomen that is spreading, should I be concerned?

Sure: Especially if you have no history of getting injured in that area? A spreading bruise is s sign of some internal bleeding coming from somewhere. Get an evaluation. ...Read more

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My son fell off his bike a week ago. The handlebars hit him in the llq area of his abdomen causing a bruise. The area now feels lumpy a rope like?

My son fell off his bike a week ago. The handlebars hit him in the llq area of his abdomen causing a bruise. The area now feels lumpy a rope like?

Abdominal Injury: Make a trip to his pediatrician's office for a thorough abdominal exam including urinanalysis.

It can be a abdominal wall hematoma or. .... Can be of intestine, the spleen is in left upper quadrant, left kidney in mid left abdomen and the colon is on whole left side.

May be nothing, but.... You don't want to miss something/anything, right? ...Read more

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Is it common to develop a bruise on your abdomen following a tlh with ovary removal?

Is it common to develop a bruise on your abdomen following a tlh with ovary removal?

Not Uncommon: You could have a bruise from the injection of Heparin (to prevent blood clots) or from insertion or manipulation of the trocars used during the surgery. Alternatively, it could represent a little bit of oozing at the skin closure from the trocar sites. Most of the time this will go away in a week or so by itself. If it persists or continues to grow, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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