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What causes hematoma below jaw bone post carotid endarterectomy?

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Posted on Wed, 1 Jun 2016
Question: After carotid endarterectomy I have a sizeable hematoma and also experienced what was called "pooling" in my breast. The blood clot is annoying and brings discomfort. Can this be removed or should I wait out a time period to see if it decreases?
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (12 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please give some more details.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

Where exactly is the hematoma? When was the endarterectomy done? Can you please attach an image of the hemaroma?

I`m looking forward to hearing from you.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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The hematoma is on right side neck below jaw bone. The endarterectomy was done on 2/05 2016. I do not have image of nor would not know how to do it.
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (43 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please have soft tissues ultrasound done.

Detailed Answer:
Well, the hematoma you have is most likely in the soft tissues. Its not something that can be removed as this is not a real fluid collection. However, it is pretty long since the procedure. Usually hematoma is gone after a month or so. So it would be good to have an ultrasound and see if there is no real fluid collection there.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes hematoma below jaw bone post carotid endarterectomy?

Brief Answer: Please give some more details. Detailed Answer: Hello! Thank you for the query. Where exactly is the hematoma? When was the endarterectomy done? Can you please attach an image of the hemaroma? I`m looking forward to hearing from you. Regards.