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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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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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What causes a hematoma , a week later to develop again. xrays done no fracture. L HIP THIGH AREA?

What causes a hematoma , a week later to develop again. xrays done no fracture. L HIP THIGH AREA?

Trauma: To a hematoma can cause rebleeding in the area and increase a hematoma. However, any changes in a hematoma one week after its appearance should be examined by a physician. Blood work should be done to be sure your blood is clotting appropriately. Also, a developing infection or septic hematoma can cause delayed worsening of a previously stable hematoma. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes hematoma after mastectomy with reconstruction surgery?

What causes hematoma after mastectomy with reconstruction surgery?

Blood: After mastectomy then reconstruction that gets a hematoma is caused by blood. The blood vessels supply oxygen to the breast tissue. This can occur with any surgery and will most likely resolve on its own. It may require drainage. Talk to your surgeon and they will discuss it with you. ...Read more

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What can cause Hematoma in the legs , which factors or illnes ?

What can cause Hematoma in the legs , which factors or illnes ?

Hematoma causes: this could be due to recurrent injury, medication effects or some medical condition you should see your primary physician ...Read more

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What causes multiple (tiny) hematomas to form on the scrotum? No visible swelling, no discomfort, occasionally break open and bleed.

What causes multiple (tiny) hematomas  to form on the scrotum? No visible swelling, no discomfort, occasionally break open and bleed.

Here are some...: What described most likely represents the common occurrence of harmless scrotal angiokeratoma (of Fordyce), which usually carries no clinical significance and requires no active Rx. But if bothered mentally or physically, skillful us of laser or cautery will help. If still in doubt, seek evaluation for confirmation and counseling since right Dx is hard to come by with a direct look. ...Read more

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What is the cause of hematoma in the injection site after vit. B complex injection?

What is the cause of hematoma in the injection site after vit. B complex injection?

Trauma: Any injection carries the risk of hematoma if the needle accidentally nicks a blood vessel. ...Read more

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What could cause a cuff hematoma, cellulitus, abcess after a hysterectomy?

What could cause a cuff hematoma, cellulitus, abcess after a hysterectomy?

Blood + bacteria: These are among the most common complications after hysterectomy. Cellulitis probably occurs (mild) after most hysterectomies. Abscess is reported at +/-5% of cases, but most see it less frequently in the real world. Usually no avoidable cause is found (other than avoiding surgery). Most important is prompt diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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What would cause a purple hematoma on the tip of my two year old grandsons penis?

HEMATOMA: Toilet seat injuries are common in this age. If it is at the tip of the meatus on one side or the other it could be a meatal cyst. They are benign, can resolve on their own or be removed surgically but they generally are assymptomatic. They are usueally quite spherical and purple and less than 1/4 inch. ...Read more

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What can cause a subdural hematoma on an infant if he did not fall or suffer a blow to the head?

What can cause a subdural hematoma on an infant if he did not fall or suffer a blow to the head?

Yes , can happen: Subdural hematoma can develop in infants with out injury or due is due to very minor injury when infant has benign enlargement of sub arachnoid spaces (BESS) This always a consideration in assessing child abuse . ...Read more

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What causes calcified nail matrix + hematoma? I had toe avulsion procedure with biopsy for a 4 month history of resistant chronic paronychia. Worried

What causes calcified nail matrix + hematoma? I had toe avulsion procedure with biopsy for a 4 month history of resistant chronic paronychia. Worried

Causes : If you had surgery of the nail you can develope a hematoma in the nail bed tissue when this drys it becomes very hard. I would return to your surgeon and show them the area of concern. ...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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If you were born with a hematoma, will it cause future problems?

If you were born with a hematoma, will it cause future problems?

Did you mean ...: Cephalhematoma in a newborn ? It should not cause any future problems. Looks bad within that 24 hour period especially after birth! it should spontaneously resolve on its own without any intervention. ...Read more

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Can someone slapping you at the top of your head cause a hematoma?

Can someone slapping you at the top of your head cause a hematoma?

If they hit: you hard enough, sure. A hematoma is a bleeding bruise.. ...Read more

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Can sex cause subchorionic hematoma to get bigger?

Can sex cause subchorionic hematoma to get bigger?

No really: We frequently advise those who have a subchorionic hematoma to avoid intercourse to help avoid bleeding. There is not evidence that sex makes one bigger. ...Read more

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Help please? What is hematoma, and how heparin can cause it if given intra-muscular?

See below: Heamtoma is the term for bleeding into tissues. Heparin prevents blood from clotting which is essential for stopping bleeding. If heparin is injected and it injures a blood vessel at the site of injection into the muscle, there could be bleeding into the muscle resulting in hematoma. ...Read more

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I fell of my bike and got labial hematoma. I had tubal with filshie clips 8 yrs ago. Can a bad fall like that cause the clips to come off?

I fell of my bike and got labial hematoma.  I had tubal with filshie clips 8 yrs ago.  Can a bad fall like that cause the clips to come off?

Clips should not: It is quite unlikely that your Filshie clips could come off after your fall or after any kind of pelvic or abdominal trauma. After 8 years, you are still "safe". ...Read more

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Can a hematoma from an open myomectomy cause bleeding after sex?

Can a hematoma from an open myomectomy cause bleeding after sex?

Seems unlikely : That depends where the hematoma was and when the surgery took place. Do not have sex prior to being released by your surgeon. ...Read more

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How serious is a subdural hematoma? Can I return to tennis if falling then caused it?

It's possible.: Assuming the subdural blood clot has been removed or has resorbed, you may be able to return to play. Your surgeon will take into consideration what risks you have for getting another one such as the use of blood thinners or a balance disorder. ...Read more