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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 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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What could cause psoas abscess?

What could cause psoas abscess?

Infection elsewhere: Used to be TB was major factor. Now it is more from appendicitis, kidney infection, diverticulitis, spine infection. ...Read more

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Have a hematoma on my tailbone?

Takes time: Hematomas can take quite a while to resolve, often weeks and even months. Try ice initially, and subsequently you can alternate ice/heat. A sacral donut can provide symptommatic relief, and nsaids (ibuprofen, aleve) can help as well. ...Read more

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How long do dental hematomas last?

7-10 days: A hematoma is a bruise. It might take a week to see the hematoma go down in size. It will probably be completely gone within 10 days. ...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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Is it possible for a psoas abscess to return?

Is it possible for a psoas abscess to return?

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

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What's the best way to help a hematoma in abs?

What's the best way to help a hematoma in abs?

Heat: Generally mobilizes the old blood in hematomas and helps reabsorb the old blood. IT TAKES A WHILE so be patient. BTW Large collections of blood can be removed surgically. ...Hope his is helpful

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What do you mean by focal right frontal hematoma?

A hematoma: Is a collection if blood. The right frontal area would be the forehead, or if internal bleeding the frontal lobes of the brain. ...Read more

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Why does hematoma tingle and give sudden jolts of pain?

Pressure: A hematoma usually occurs after trauma and the blood leaks to form a clot under the skin. That can cause pressure over the already injured area and even on the nerve that runs along side the vein. It is helpful to elevate and ice if it just occurred. ...Read more

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How long will hematomas last after thyroidectomy surgery?

How long will hematomas last after thyroidectomy surgery?

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

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If you were born with a hematoma, will it cause future problems?

If you were born with a hematoma, will it cause future problems?

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

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Can someone slapping you at the top of your head cause a hematoma?

Can someone slapping you at the top of your head cause a hematoma?

If they hit: You hard enough, sure. A hematoma is a bleeding bruise.. ...Read more

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Could the excess fluid from the hematoma have now formed a seroma?

Could the excess fluid from the hematoma have now formed a seroma?

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

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Ihave a hematoma from a ostomy reversal how can I help it resolve?

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

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Do you know are burr holes still being used for subdural hematomas?

Yes: Symptomatic chronic (>30 days) subdural hematomas are often evacuated with two burr holes. Acute (. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about a hematoma that has developed close to the site of my angiogram undertaken 10 days ago?

Hematoma: Hematoma at femoral angiography site is not unusual. It should be checked by the doctor however to be sure that nothing else untoward is going on. ...Read more

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What are the criteria for a 17 yr F to be an eligible candidate for partial psoas release on one side arthroscopically?

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

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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?

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

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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

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Can extremely shorten psoas cause you to lose strength in your abdominals causing you not to be able to breathe correctly thank you?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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Hematoma in pregnancy?

Hematoma in pregnancy?

Need more specifics: In early pregnancy, subchorionic bleed (self limited, minor separation of the placenta) is sometimes seen. ...Read more