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How can I prevent a subdural hematoma from reoccuring?

How can I prevent a subdural hematoma from reoccuring?

Stop hitting head: A subdural hematoma is usually a result of trauma. There is rupture of blood vessels just beneath the dura that causes a blood clot. This can dissolve to a fluid collection with a membrane. Usually this resolves and is of no significance. Rare cases rebleed or even grow, particularly if there is repeated trauma. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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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A reoccurring donut shaped bruise on my son's back?

A reoccurring donut shaped bruise on my son's back?

How old is he?: Could be something he is lying on, leaning against or wearing. Maybe a rash, not a bruise? Have his doctor take a look. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a reoccuring bruise on my kneecap, why?

What to do if I have a reoccuring bruise on my kneecap, why?

Activity related: First is to consider whether there is any regular activity you do which could be causing this (i.e. Having to work on your knees, or playing soccer, etc). Next, you may need evaluation for a possible bleeding disorder which could explain your recurring problem. ...Read more

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I've had this reoccurring bruise or so on my skin it's bluish and it's a bit bumpy, i've had it before once on my leg, it's not from bumping or so, why?

I've had this reoccurring bruise or so on my skin it's bluish and it's a bit bumpy, i've had it before once on my leg, it's not from bumping or so, why?

See a Dermatologist: This could be (and is likely) benign. However, from your description it should be examined and possibly biopsied depending how it looks. ...Read more

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Is an unexplained reoccurring bruise with tiny purple spots cancer?

Is an unexplained reoccurring bruise with tiny purple spots cancer?

Need more info: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the lesion. It is not likely to be cancer, however, you should discuss it with your doctor at the next opportunity. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Hello, I noticed this reoccurring bruise on my penis shaft. It's always at healing stage (dry) and it keeps reoccurring.

Hello, I noticed this reoccurring bruise on my penis shaft. It's always at healing stage (dry) and it keeps reoccurring.

Here are some...: Collect the specific features of the onset, duration, interval, and sequence of events, i.e., evolution & resolution of this recurrent bruise, and bring those to see a urologist. How to deal with such? Follow instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain much insight on how to work closely with doc so to reach right Dx and right Rx, care, and counseling. ...Read more

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I hurt my wrist 6 mons ago & now I have a reoccurring bruise it will go away and then it gets bigger and worse its 6inx 3in(ulnar side) what is it?

I hurt my wrist 6 mons ago & now I have a reoccurring bruise it will go away and then it gets bigger and worse its 6inx 3in(ulnar side) what is it?

Laceration: Dear serval. I don't know deep the original laceration was or what structures were damaged. You may need to see a hand surgeon to get a handle on this one. Good luck. ...Read more

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Reoccuring patella dislocation. Last one a week ago, little pain when it happened. Now lower medial sharp pain and half dollar size bruise.

Reoccuring patella dislocation. Last one a week ago, little pain when it happened. Now lower medial sharp pain and half dollar size bruise.

Patella Dislocation: Definitely start with anti inflammatory medication to help the inflamation and irritation. Start with the standard RICE--rest, ice, compression and elevation to help with the symptoms. If pain and or the dislocation recurs, xrays and MRI are needed. ...Read more

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I have a re occurring bruise on the back of my left leg just below calf muscle. Lasts 3-5 days. No injury. No pain. more black than blue. 3rd time. ?

I have a re occurring bruise on the back of my left leg just below calf muscle.   Lasts 3-5 days. No injury. No pain. more black than blue. 3rd time. ?

Varicose veins?: Sometimes a small varicose vein can leak and give a bruise, even without significant trauma. Support stockings can help reduce varicose veins - or see a phlebologist for an evaluation. ...Read more