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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 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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What can I do about this hematoma?

What can I do about this hematoma?

DependsOnLocation: Most hematomas do not need any treatment as the blood gets reabsorped in the body,It depends part of body is the hematoma is.Sometimes the hematomas get calcium in it(calcified) and leaves a firm lump.Depending on the location.Some are serious like1Subdural Hematoma which presses on brain2Epidural in back pressure on spinal chord 3Subungal under nails need drainage 4Splenic,Hepatic or in mesentry ...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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Is a hematoma from a shot dangerous ?

No: As long as it is not infected and as long as "from a shot" means an injection and not a bullet. :) it should go down in a matter of days. Take care. ...Read more

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How long does a hematoma takes to form?

How long does a hematoma takes to form?

Varies: This will vary some with the location and the size of the blood vessel(s) broken that give rise to the hematoma.Multiple tiny vessels under a nail may take minutes.A big vessel under the scalp may accumulate a hematoma over several hours. ...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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How long should it take a hematoma to heal?

Depends of size: The larger the longer. Expect several weeks. ...Read more

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What is a hematoma and how serious is this?

What is a hematoma and how serious is this?

A collection of: Blood from injury or other reasons. Depend on the reason of that hematoma sometimes could serious. ...Read more

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Does a large hematoma require medical eval?

Depends: Whether or not a hematoma requires medical evaluation may depend upon what caused the hematoma, any other symptoms and/or injuries, as well as where the hematoma is. If unsure, a medical evaluation certainly would be in order. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a hematoma to heal?

Depends: Depends on how large and the location and amount of trauma associated with the hematoma. Also draining the hematoma helps it heal faster. A small hematoma occurring from venipuncture (blood draw) on the arm heals faster than a large hematoma on the lower extremity (slower healing location) caused by severe trauma (ie: car accident). ...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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How long will it take for a hematoma to go away?

Hematoma: The resolution time for a hematoma depends in its size and can take weeks. ...Read more

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Do you know anything about what causes a hematoma?

Do you know anything about what causes a hematoma?

Blood extravasation: A hematoma is a collection of blood..A really bad bruise. It occurs usually after trauma when blood vessels rupture and blood escapes or extravasates in to the surrounding tissue. It could also occur spontaneously from clotting problems or platelet problems or as a result of blood thinner medication. ...Read more

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Can subcutaneous hematomas cause little to no pain?

Can subcutaneous hematomas cause little to no pain?

Of course, but: It depends on the location and size of the hematoma. Hematoma refers to an actual collection of blood rather than a bruise, which is more like a soaked sponge, with tissues being the sponge. Both will eventually reabsorb on their own, but hematomas may do better and resolve faster if aspirated with a needle by an expert in surgical anatomy. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a hematoma to get healed?

How long does it take for a hematoma to get healed?

Healing time varies: The size, volume, and location determine the variable time for a hematoma to resolve. Small hematomas may resolve in several days. Large hematomas may take weeks to resolve/heal. ...Read more

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I've just been told I have hematoma, should I be concerned?

Location, location..: A hematoma is simply blood which has collected outside of a blood vessel, no different than a "black-and-blue" mark. The critical issue is where this collection is. If it's sitting under the skin, it is of no concern. If it's between the skull and the brain, it can create pressure on the brain and be life-threatening. ...Read more

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