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What is a hematoma?

What is a hematoma?

Bruise or blood : Collection outstde blood vessels. Can be a collection located between cells of deeper layers of skin, a bruise. Or a collection of blood either liquid or clot which has escaped from a traumatised or damaged blood vessel, vein, artery or capillary. ...Read more

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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 do you prevent hematomas?

Don't get hurt!: A hematoma is a "bruise". Usually caused by injury. To avoid 100% of these, is impossible. We all bang ourselves on something, we have all fallen, etc. You can avoid injuries by caution, seat belts, protective sports gear, good warm-ups before activity, avoiding intoxicants etc. Sometimes unexplained bruising can occur due to medication effects or bleeding disorders. See a doc for this. ...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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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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Should i ice a large thigh hematoma?

Should i ice a large thigh hematoma?

Yes you can: Monitor the swelling carefully. In extreme cases the hematoma can continue to get bigger and cause extreme pain and tightness leading to compartment syndrome which can be surgical emergency. ...Read more

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Can you die from preseptal hematoma?

No: But you can end up with a hole in the septum. ...Read more

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Hematoma post hysterectomy incision?

Hematoma post hysterectomy incision?

What's the question?: Yes it's possible to get a hematoma in a hysterectomy incision. If it's not enlarging, we usually leave it alone. It will "tamponade" itself off and stop growing, then slowly resorb. If it's enlarging, the incision would be opened and explored to tie off the bleeding vessel. ...Read more

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Do scrotal hematomas go away quickly?

Do scrotal hematomas go away quickly?

Depends upon size: Most small hematomas go away within a week. Large hematoma may take up to a few weeks. ...Read more

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Epidural hematoma help explain it please?

Collection of blood: An epidural hematoma is a collection of blood between the brain and skull caused by arterial bleeding. The accumulation of blood can cause an increase in pressure within the skull leading to headache, seizures, decreased conciousness, and brain herniation if untreated. It is diagnosed by ct without contrast. ...Read more

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What should I do about subungual hematoma?

Get it drained: This is one of the most satisfying treatments in a primary care office. Some doctors have a special drill to go through the nail. I have used a hemostat, a red hot paper clip and a lighter when in the field on a camping trip. The trick it to just go through the nail and not into the soft tissue below. The relief is instant. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get subungual hematoma?

If injured, yes: Subungual hematoma is a blood clot under a nail, usually from a direct blow (hitting your fingertip with a hammer, stubbing your toe). If you seek medical attention within the first 24 hours, they can be drained with a hot probe thru the nail - generally almost painlessly, and by relieving the pressure it really helps the pain! very small hematomas or older ones are not worth draining. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of subungual hematoma bad?

Are the symptoms of subungual hematoma bad?

Sometimes: In most cases people will have these develop when they sustained minor trauma to the nail & may not feel it at all.However, moderate trauma like catching a finger in a door jam or other direct trauma can give rise to a pressurized/painful hematoma. I routinely open these in the office with a the heated pointed end of a paper clip.The hole releases the pressure & the pain leaves. ...Read more

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What is a hematoma from gallbladder removal?

What is a hematoma from gallbladder removal?

Blood collection: A hematoma is simply a collection of blood contained by tissue. This can be seen at incision sites where small amount of bleeding occurs and collects under the skin. It can also occur at the surgical site. In the case of gallbladder surgery, it is common to have a small fluid collection where the gallbladder use to be. ...Read more

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Is subchorionic hematoma linked with other risks?

Adverse effects of : SCH on pregnancy outcomes depend on size, gestational age, & maternal age. Fetal growth restriction, placental abruption, pre-eclampsia, prematurity, & fetal distress may occur. If there is significant decrease in blood flow & nutrients to the fetus , brain & other organ development may be altered. Anxiety doesn't help. Monitoring & treatment by a Fetal-Maternal Medicine specialist do help. ...Read more

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Why is my hematoma so solid it will not drain ?

Need more info: Most likely it is calcified. Warm compresses will help but it will take some time for it to resolve ...Read more

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Can hematoma from shotcause pain in the buttocks?

Can hematoma from shotcause pain in the buttocks?

Yes: Sometimes with injections small blood vessels are injured and bleed. It should get better in a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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How do I avoid getting cellulitis from a hematoma?

Real answer: A hematoma is a collection of blood below the skin. As it is absorbed, there may be inflammation which is a normal part of healing (red, hot, swollen, and tender) and not bad. Unless the skin is broken, your risk of getting infected is essentially zero. Your body can do it's own thing. Save the lotions and potions for the unusual types of injuries. Yours is straightforward and will resolve fast. ...Read more

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