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Subgaleal Hematoma In Adults
Accident: You can cause a bruise like situation in the gum tissue that supports the tooth if you bite down hard on something and you're not expecting it in the food. You can also get the same reaction from trauma to the teeth, such as running into a door, hitting your teeth on steering wheel in an accident, etc.See 1 more doctor answer
I was kicked by an adult and hit a wood surface, it left a linear bruise on my arm and it has been 2 months and I can still see it. Why won't it go.
Please be seen: First: I am concerned with your comment that you were kicked by an adult. Second A bruise should resolve in 4 weeks, certainly by 2 months. Please visit you provider and be honest about the etiology of the problem.
Why might adult bruise very easily? Often have bruises on legs of unknown origin. Is ther treatment?
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.
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.
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
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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).
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer