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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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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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 does a torn tricep muscle look like. I fell and thought i had a huge hematoma. Now it looks like I have an indentation

You may have one: While you may not have such a tear , if there is any question you should check it out i wouldn't worry as much about the bruising but the indentation concerns me. ...Read more

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When a nail is falling off after a subungual hematoma, what will the nail under it look like? It looks like i can see bone underneath.

Nail bed injury: Subungual hematoma by definition means that you had a laceration of the nail bed that is the source of the blood. So expect to see an open wound. ...Read more

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What does a bruise look like in the early stages?

What does a bruise look like in the early stages?

Dark from hematoma: Bruise appearance depends upon 3 variables: amount of underlying tissue damage whereby more damage equals more local bleeding and larger darker tinted bruise; depth below skin whereby a deep bruise further below an area of thick overlying skin and tissue may appear lighter colored; and duration of bleeding within injured tissue whereby longer periods of bleeding causes darker discoloration. ...Read more

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Do brown recluse bites look like bruise?

Do brown recluse bites look like bruise?

Brown recluse bites: Brown recluse bites often start as a bruise then often a dark black dot of necrosis in a center of a hard area of fat necrosis often getting red and infected. ...Read more

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Can melonoma appear suddenly and look like a tiny bruise?

Can melonoma appear suddenly and look like a tiny bruise?

Melanoma : Any suspicious lesion even if it appears suddenly will need to be biopsied to exclude malignancy. ...Read more

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Can a melanoma look like a bruise?

Can a melanoma look like a bruise?

Yes: Melanoma can have a variety of appearances. A bruise that appears with no trauma and doe not get better over a 3/4 week period should be evaluated by a dermatologist or your internist. ...Read more

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Does skin MRSA look like a bruise after vancomycin?

To vague: Vancomycin if given to fast causes red man syndrome. The skin becomes red a bruise doesn't sound like this is related to vancomycin. ...Read more

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Can mrsa look like a bruise? ive had mrsa a couple times before and it never has before.But i have what looks like bruise on my inner thigh

Can mrsa look like a bruise? ive had mrsa a couple times before and it never has before.But i have what looks like bruise on my inner thigh

NO: MRSA is an organism. It is methicillin resistant staph aureus. It is not bruising but is an infection of an open wound or of some part of the body . You would see infection in some manner to be expressed. ...Read more