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Shoulder replacement. Hematoma formed in upper arm, pain. Is it normal?

I had a 2nd shoulder replacement on June 5th and appx. a week later a grapefruit sized hematoma formed in my upper arm . The surgeon said it would take a while for it to break down & reabsorb into my body. My concern right now is the pain I am having has worsened this evening and it is as hard as bone. I m wondering if this is okay.
Asked On : Sun, 12 Aug 2012
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A small henatona in the area can be normal but if the pain and swelling are gradually increasing then it needs to be examined and drained.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal ,
Answered: Thu, 12 Jun 2014
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