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How long does haematoma developed after injury take to resolve?

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Posted on Sat, 23 May 2015
Question: I hit my head top left of my forehead last Sunday and immediately had a goose egg. I applied ice and it brought the swelling down. Since then it was black and blue at the base of the bump which has slowly worked it's way down - now it's on my left eyelid and around the outside of my left eye. How long will I have this for? I still have a bump where the initial hit was.
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Answered by Dr. Hari Charan Perigela (21 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It may take another 2 weeks.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
As per your description, it looks like you have developed Haematoma after injury.
As the blood supply to the Face is good,healing will be faster.
It may take another 2 weeks for complete healing.
Usually, I prescribe Anti inflammatory tablet and Tablet containing Trypsin &Chymotrypsin to my patients with similar complaints.
Nothing to worry.
It will come down. Apply Cold compresses regularly.
Hope I answered your query. If you have any questions, I will clarify further.
Wish you good health.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Neel Kudchadkar
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Follow up: Dr. Hari Charan Perigela (3 hours later)
Thanks very much.
Will the black & blue around my eye take 2 weeks to dissipate? The weird thing is that the injury was so far up and away from my eye (at my hair line above the left temple a bit to the right) and yet it moved down to the eye area.
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Answered by Dr. Hari Charan Perigela (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It will heal by 2 weeks.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
It will take nearly 2 weeks for the colour to disappear.
The tissue beneath the skin over the face will be thin .So,any collection beneath the skin will spread to surrounding areas.
It's natural.
But, everything will disappear shortly.
Nothing to worry.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Hari Charan Perigela (2 hours later)
Thanks again. I appreciate your detailed explanation.

Best Regards,
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Answered by Dr. Hari Charan Perigela (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Thanks for your appreciation.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
I one again thank you for your response.
Wish you speedy recovery.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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How long does haematoma developed after injury take to resolve?

Brief Answer: It may take another 2 weeks. Detailed Answer: Hi As per your description, it looks like you have developed Haematoma after injury. As the blood supply to the Face is good,healing will be faster. It may take another 2 weeks for complete healing. Usually, I prescribe Anti inflammatory tablet and Tablet containing Trypsin &Chymotrypsin to my patients with similar complaints. Nothing to worry. It will come down. Apply Cold compresses regularly. Hope I answered your query. If you have any questions, I will clarify further. Wish you good health. Regards