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Should i ice a large thigh hematoma?

Should i ice a large thigh hematoma?

Yes you can: Monitor the swelling carefully. In extreme cases the hematoma can continue to get bigger and cause extreme pain and tightness leading to compartment syndrome which can be surgical emergency. ...Read more

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Is there any danger to running/cycling with a thigh hematoma?

Is there any danger to running/cycling with a thigh hematoma?

Yes.: A thigh hematoma should be evaluated by a sports medicine trained physician. These can potentially scar and harden, forming a calcification within the thigh, that can result in chronic pain and dysfunction of the leg. Running/cycling can aggravate the condition, if not cleared first, by a qualified physician. ...Read more

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After a fall have a large hematoma on my thigh. How to treat?

After a fall have a large hematoma on my thigh. How to treat?

R.I.C.E.: Treating a superficial hematoma is similar to the treatment used for other soft tissue injuries. Using the r.I.C.E method (rest, ice, compression, elevation) is recommended. Apply ice to the area for 15 minutes, several times per day. ...Read more

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I fell of my mountain bike and had a large thigh hematoma, other than rice, what should I do?

I fell of my mountain bike and had a large thigh hematoma, other than rice, what should I do?

Seek evaluation: Initially, r.I.C.E. Is indicated to minimize the extent of bleeding and damage in the muscle. After the initial inflammatory phase resolves, early passive and active range of motion exercises and a guided physical therapy program may help hasten recovery. Formal medical evaluation is recommended to determine if drainage of the hematoma is necessary or if an injection can be beneficial. ...Read more

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I've had a lg thigh hematoma ~6wks. Its reduced in size some & was minimally painful but is more painful again, even at rest. Should i be concerned?

I've had a lg thigh hematoma ~6wks. Its reduced in size some & was minimally painful but is more painful again, even at rest. Should i be concerned?

Hematoma : What caused you to have a hematoma ? Trauma ? Increasing pain at rest is not usual and deserves further work up. If you have pain at rest you should get it looked at. Contact your MD. Best of luck ...Read more

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I've had a hematoma from a car accident on my thigh for almost a year now, we are thinking of getting it drained.. Any thoughts ?

After a year, it's-: -no longer liquid. The hematoma has probably fibrosed , but if it's fluctuated indicting a seroma, it may help, but the thing is that its no has a lining, & can reform. If it is bothersome, give it a try but don't expect miracles. If it is Bn that long, they usually need surgery 2 remove the capsule it occupies, & drainage tubes may B needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Large hematoma involving deep tissues on left thigh laterally measuring 4 × 9 × 12 cm. Do I need to see specialist or wil this go away? 1mo ago

Hematoma : It will eventually resolve but it could take several months if it becomes painful you should see a physician as it could become infected and require evacuation ...Read more

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I've had a large hematoma on my upper right thigh for over a year as a result of getting my leg caught in a deck. Sometimes hurts. What should I do?

I've had a large hematoma on my upper right thigh for over a year as a result of getting my leg caught in a deck. Sometimes hurts. What should I do?

See a doctor : If this was really a bruise, it should have resolved over 2-3 weeks after the injury. The damage seems to have walked itself off, and should be evaluated by an ortho, with or without the proper imaging to assess what kind of injury you had/have... ...Read more

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How long will it take for a lg thigh hematoma (~ 3"x5") to start getting smaller? I injured my leg almost 2 weeks ago. It's quite large,hard&painful.

How long will it take for a lg thigh hematoma (~ 3"x5") to start getting smaller? I injured my leg almost 2 weeks ago. It's quite large,hard&painful.

Hematoma: Sometimes a hematoma will harden under the skin as a painful,tender lump and will need to be removed with a small incision if warm soaks Don't cause it to recede. A general surgeon performs the procedure. ...Read more

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Went to the doctor about this knot on my thigh and he said it was a hematoma but it's still their.....Can hematomas last for three months?

Yes: A hematoma is a collection of blood in tissue, usually related to trauma, though spontaneous hematomas do occur. It will usually reabsorb on it's own, over time, but sometimes it will consolidate and become firm and constant, occassionally requiring removal. Just be patient, it should be fine and self limited. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can hematomas of the upper knee and lower thigh leave nerve damage?

Can hematomas of the upper knee and lower thigh leave nerve damage?

Possible: Yes from the pressure on nerves. Homeopathic arnica can help reduce the hematoma and the problems it causes. Homeopathic hypericum can also help with nerve pain. Also consider acupuncture as well as it can really stimulate the body to heal. ...Read more

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Will exercise help prevent or promote myositis ossificans after a thigh hematoma?

It depends...: Initially, rest, ice, immobilization and anti-inflammatory medications are indicated to minimize the extent of bleeding and damage in the muscle. After the initial inflammatory phase resolves, early passive and active range of motion exercises may help minimize the stiffness associated with myositis ossificans. Formal medical evaluation and a guided physical therapy program will optimize recovery. ...Read more

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