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Suggest treatment for subcutaneous hematoma on arm after an injury

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Posted on Wed, 23 Jul 2014
Question: Hey, my mom dropped a box on her arm abs now there is a large elevated purple bump filled with fluid, should she go to doctor?
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Answered by Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein (44 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
hi and welcome to hcm

Detailed Answer:
This is obviously subcutaneous hematoma which happens when small sibcutaneous vein is broken or partial muscle rupture happens. If there is no suspicion of bone fracture,she should just put ice on it,bandage it with elastic compress,keep arm elevated and rest. If sympotms progress she should see doctor.regards
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Suggest treatment for subcutaneous hematoma on arm after an injury

Brief Answer: hi and welcome to hcm Detailed Answer: This is obviously subcutaneous hematoma which happens when small sibcutaneous vein is broken or partial muscle rupture happens. If there is no suspicion of bone fracture,she should just put ice on it,bandage it with elastic compress,keep arm elevated and rest. If sympotms progress she should see doctor.regards