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Suggest remedies for hematoma on the buttocks

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Posted on Fri, 6 May 2016
Question: I have a grapefruit size hematoma on my butt cheek, how do you drain it if you can't have any of the caines.
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Answered by Dr. Robert Galamaga (42 minutes later)
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hello and thank you for sending the question.

It is very reasonable to wait some time for the hematoma to slowly resolved. Your body can slowly resorb a hematoma which may occur over weeks or a short number of months.

If you were dealing with a significant amount of discomfort or pain then the only way to have this addressed would be to have a physician surgically drain The hematoma. There is no way to perform this without local anesthetic medication and sterile surgical equipment.

I would recommend that you consider warm soaks or a warm compress during the day and eveningfor 15 to 20 minute intervals. This can also help to promote slow resolution of the hematoma.

thank you again for sending your question.

Sincerely,

Dr. Galamaga
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Follow up: Dr. Robert Galamaga (2 hours later)
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Since I am allergic to so many items I must be put under in a one day surgical unit. What I don't understand is how do you drain it, a neddle sucking the blood out or will a small cut be made so that it drains, then have like rubber tubing put it to have it continue to drain.
I have done the warm soaks and it seemed to make it bigger, My Dr. ordered an Ultra Sound today as J've had this for 10 days now
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Answered by Dr. Robert Galamaga (22 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
thank you for the follow up.

Generally in order to evacuate a hematoma and incision needs to be made and the collected or coagulated blood can then be removed surgically. The hematoma itself may not be in liquid form. It may actually be more of a gelatinous type of collection of material.

depending how large the actual hematoma is then a small drain may be placed after a surgical procedure to make sure that significant amounts of food do not collect again in the cavity wall the body heals.

Thank you again for the question. Hopefully the ultrasound will provide additional information.

Sincerely,

Dr. Galamaga
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Brief Answer: Considerations Detailed Answer: hello and thank you for sending the question. It is very reasonable to wait some time for the hematoma to slowly resolved. Your body can slowly resorb a hematoma which may occur over weeks or a short number of months. If you were dealing with a significant amount of discomfort or pain then the only way to have this addressed would be to have a physician surgically drain The hematoma. There is no way to perform this without local anesthetic medication and sterile surgical equipment. I would recommend that you consider warm soaks or a warm compress during the day and eveningfor 15 to 20 minute intervals. This can also help to promote slow resolution of the hematoma. thank you again for sending your question. Sincerely, Dr. Galamaga