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Hematoma, bruises after falling and history of epilepsy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi Dr here
Doctor :   How can i help u ?
User :   hello I fell on the 24th of october and had a huge hemottoma.....I am use to falls and bruises from having seizures which are now under control
Doctor :   May i know ur age ?
User :   this bruise is different in that it has turned into an area that has multiple cyst like of bumps where the brusie was
User :   46
Doctor :   ok
User :   the are also has no color there is like a bruise ring around where all the lumps are
User :   some are grouped together some not
Doctor :   Are u having any weakness, or seizures currently ?
User :   is this anything to worry about....this is the first time I have had a hemotoma like this
Doctor :   since this is a large hematoma, it will take some time to heal
User :   my seizurs are under contol by meds...I simply slipped on a halloween decoration
Doctor :   if u dont have any symptoms , then u dont have to be worried
Doctor :   apply some ice on the swelling and it will heal away
User :   I have about 30 larger than a pea lumps...some together some inches from the others
User :   the color has also drained from the bruise...I have had tons but nothing like this
Doctor :   why dont u use some head gear like a protective helmet which will prevent head injury
Doctor :   I would advice you to get urself examined , and if needed get a CT BRAIN to check for CNS damage
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User :   I fell had a huge hematoma....I have had hematomas before
Doctor :   ok
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User :   this one is different in that the huge mass and bruise has turned into....multiple cyst like masses...some by them selfs others are grouped together...and the bruise has lost all its color except there is a circle bruise if you will around the area
Doctor :   can u tell me the size ?
User :   a little bigger than a pea
User :   the bruised area than has traveled down my leg where I did not fall or have a bruise originally
Doctor :   post injury, as a hematoma heals, there can be compartments forming within it,
User :   is it anything to worry about
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   it will heal on its own
User :   I have epilepsy ..(that is now been controlled for years)...I used to fall alot but never had a bruise act like this
User :   the bruise was about 15" across
User :   it was a one lump hematoma
Doctor :   with age, the skin becomes supple and a greater injury can cause a bigger hematoma
User :   I fell down some stairs
User :   it dos not hurt at all
Doctor :   What u can do now to imporve the healing is to apply ICE and take some ibuprofen, which will help the blood to get absorbed and the swelling to reduce
User :   I am worried because what was on my thigh is now movive down the front of my leg to my shin...I hit the back of my thigh
User :   why did the color disappear
Doctor :   Do u have any pain or swelling anywhere in the foot or the thigh ?
User :   there is a ring around my was black and now it is moving down my leg
User :   the front of my leg
Doctor :   whats the colour now ?
User :   looks normal except for the ring around was black and than all of a sudden...inside the ring showed no bruise
Doctor :   I guess the hematoma is healing
Doctor :   the blood in the hematoma, sometimes with gravity moves downwards
Doctor :   and this is the cause of the ring like blackening
Doctor :   Can u feel the pulse at the back of your ankle ? with ur finger ?
Doctor :   Does ur foot or leg feel cold to touch ?
User :   just to make sure we are on the same page.....when I feel I had about a 15" black and purple hematoma where I fell...there was on huge mage that swelled up alot...then all of a sudden...the inside of the bruise looked like my normal skin or paler....and the bruise started down the front of my the mass feels like cysts..that are randomly spaced
Doctor :   So u still have a large swelling on the site where u initially fell ? Is this right ?
User :   my feel are always cold the left one is warmer
User :   no the swelling disappered and I got these weird cyst like objects in its place
Doctor :   As i had mentioned earlier, the weird cysts are nothing but blood clots organising and healing
User :   they cysts like lumps almost stick out my leg
User :   okay....thank you
Doctor :   these clots or cysts according to you will heal within the next 2-3 weeks
User :   okay thanks
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