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Doctor insights on: Rectus Sheath Hematoma

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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 can I do about the pain from an endometrial implant? It is located in the outter muscle (rectus sheath) in the lrq.

What can I do about the pain from an endometrial implant?  It is located in the outter muscle (rectus sheath) in the lrq.

Hormonal suppression: Continuous use of birth control pills can cause regression of endometrial implants; Lupron is extremely effective in shrinking /causing regression of endometrial implants, as is the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot. Surgery would be an option if the lesion is easily identifiable, but without hormonal suppression, endometriosis can recur since hormone production stimulates it's production. ...Read more

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How long does the pain from a post rectus hematoma last? I had surgery on january 17th for a hydosalpinx, during the surgery the artery to the rectus muscle was nicked but not perforated. However, the pressure in the atery caused a tear and 6 days later

Sorry : Sorry to hear there. You pain shouldn't be getting worse. If it is you need to see a physician. However the pain may last for several weeks depending on the size of hematoma and it should slowly and certainly decrease as time goes by. Good luck. Raksha trivedi, md, facog avani women's health. www.avaniwoman.com. ...Read more

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How long to hematomas take to heal?

How long to hematomas take to heal?

It can take awhile: Hematomas are collections of blood underneath the skin that lie within the soft tissue. They can occur from trauma or happen spontaneously. They body will slowly reabsorb them with time in general and it can be difficult to estimate how long that can take depending on the size, extent and location of the hematoma. ...Read more

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What does a hematoma look like? 

What does a hematoma look like? 

Swelling: Hematomas often look like a discrete buldge or swelling with a boarder ranging in size. It may have a blueish discoloration and may be warm to touch. Some internal hematomas, like subdural hematomas can not be visualized without imaging studies. ...Read more

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I have a hematoma. When will it heal?

I have a hematoma. When will it heal?

Hematoma: Hematoma is free blood and will resolve when body absorbs it all under skin is a bruise will change colors as it heals. ...Read more

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Best way to dissolve a huge Hematoma?

Best way to dissolve a huge Hematoma?

Compress: Can put a warm compress on it. Initially you would want to put ice on it to reduce the bleeding but after that use a warm compress ...Read more

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Why won't my hematoma go away? What should I do?

Why won't my hematoma go away? What should I do?

Apply warm soakes : It will go away in time. Hematomas are collection of blood in soft tissue due to injury, or result of invasive procedures most of the time they will resolve on their own , not the blood clots that cause embolism, need to drain & evacuate if they are pressing on a vital structures, or huge , drainage or even aspirations , has potential danger of getting infection. ...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