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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

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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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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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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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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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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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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