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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
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
Yes: If it is inadequately drained or if ineffective antibiotics are used or if antibiotics are stopped too soon a psoas abscess can recur. These are frequently associated with discitis and vertebral osteomyelitis which if not adequately treated can lead to recurrence of the psoas abscess. ...Read more
After hematoma gone: Would be my advice.Get a more detailed answer ›
2-3 weeks: Hematomas are collections of blood. They initially coagulate then liquefy after 1-2 weeks. After they liquefy your body will resorb them or you can have them drained. ...Read more
Did you mean. ..: Cephalhematoma in a newborn? It should not cause any future problems. Looks bad within that 24 hour period especially after birth! It should spontaneously resolve on its own without any intervention. ...Read more
If they hit: You hard enough, sure. A hematoma is a bleeding bruise.. ...Read more
Maybe: I do not know where it is located or how the hematoma occurred. Hematoma is a collection of blood outside the vascular system. As the body resorbs it, the hematoma contents naturally liquefy and sometimes enlarges slightly. The fluid or seroma remaining then usually becomes resorbed and disappears. ...Read more
Eating well and walk: Your ostomy takedown was probably either from previous trauma or for a cancer operation. Either way the best way to help the hematoma resolve is to help the healing process. Eating healthy and exercise are the best habits for your body. Eat good protein and enough fiber. Stay hydrated so you don't have hard stool. Walk a little more each day but don't over do it. ...Read more
Yes: Symptomatic chronic (>30 days) subdural hematomas are often evacuated with two burr holes. Acute (. ...Read more
What are the criteria for a 17 yr F to be an eligible candidate for partial psoas release on one side arthroscopically?
Multiple: There are several criteria. But basically would boil down to having failed legitimate non operative care and that your case would benefit from the release. Therapy is the most common nonoperative treatment. The surgery is typically done for a tight psoas often producing a "snapping hip syndrome". ...Read more
I have had this large hematoma on my back for a month from a fall. How do you know when a hematoma needs to be drained?
Hematoma: Although a hematoma does usually not get drained given the swelling is persisting after a month I think it would be best to see a surgeon. Sometimes you can have a persistent "bleeder" that needs addressed. ...Read more
I have had this large hematoma on my back for 2 months from a fall. How do you know when a hematoma needs to be drained?
Let me explain: Since the hematoma did not go away after two month, you should have it drain. ...Read more
What should I be doing after the rupture where I now have a 8by10by4cm hematoma, watching for, doing or not doing, and for how long?
What kind of rupture: What kind of rupture did you have? I don't understand where your hematoma is- on the skin or internal? This makes a big difference in what you should be doing for self-care. If it's a skin hematoma, rest, ice, elevation, compression, and acetaminophen or ibuprofen for pain are mainstays. If internal, rest and avoiding situations where you could rebleed are probably the most important things. ...Read more
Can extremely shorten psoas cause you to lose strength in your abdominals causing you not to be able to breathe correctly thank you?
Psoas is not invo-: -lved in breathing. It is a hip flexor & external rotation. See your PCP & find the reason for your abdominal weakness as well as your breathing trouble. I would assume the abdominals need exercise. ...Read more
My husband had a hematoma on his left side they said surgery is not required but how is he supposed to deal with this pain if it's extremely bad.
What did he do?: Did he have an accident or trauma? Heat will most always help. ...Read more
I have a hematoma from a biopsy last Monday. I'm supposed to return to work this monday but I cannot function in this much pain. What should I do?
More info: What kind of biopsy and where and how large is the hematoma ...Read more
I'm eight months removed from testicular injury and still have a large hematoma that has not decreased in size since the accident. Any suggestions?
Here are some...: Can you specify what was removed after testicular injury? The swelling from tissue injury either by trauma or surgery should be resolved in 4 to 6 months. If not, eight months after injury is the time to be reassessed with physical examination and ultrasound study. Meanwhile, it would be useful to bring the detail of the sequence of events since injury to the doctor for the analysis. ...Read more
I got an injection near my anus. Its been one month. The hard site of injection is still there. Why it take so long to dissolve. No pain. Hematoma I doubt.
Hematoma: I would feel that this is an organized blood clot from bleeding at the injection site. Often fibrosis sets in and the firm nodule won't dissolve even after warm applications. If these clots are painful or tender, they would have to be removed by minor surgery. A general surgeon or proctologist can evaluate it and advise you. ...Read more