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What should I do to treat hematoma?

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I have a hemotomia , i fell 2 weeks ago and still bruised badly swollen and i sore! im taking Ibprofine icing it , and im on a baby asprin daily, what should i do?
Posted Sun, 6 May 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Shanthi.E 1 hour later

Thank you for posting your query.

A Haematoma should normally heal by 2 weeks time. It is taking more time in your case to heal.

Continue to do icing and also continue taking the medications as you said.

It should heal in another weeks' time.

You have not said anything about the location of the haematoma.

It would be easier for me to suggest you better if you provide me more details about the haematoma.

I will be available to answer your follow up queries.

Wishing you a speedy recovery.


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Follow-up: What should I do to treat hematoma? 7 hours later
the fall was on my leg, just below the knee on the XXXXXXX bone
im also wondering if the asprin causes this too
and using asprin and ibforene together , is it ok
Answered by Dr. Shanthi.E 3 hours later
Hello again,

Thanks for the details sent. I have gone through the information.

The location of the injury is on the XXXXXXX bone which will take a little longer to heal due to constant friction. You need not worry, it will resolve.

Aspirin is not the cause in your case as you have a history of direct trauma of fall.
Aspirin alone as such also does not cause Haematoma.

Long term usage of the combination of Ibuprofen and Aspirin is not advised. However since you have an injury you can use it for a short duration.

I suggest you to take good antacids like proton pump inhibitors to prevent gastric irritation that occurs as a result of the combination of these two drugs.

You can stop taking Ibuprofen once your pain subsides.

You can continue taking Aspirin as usual.

Hope I have answered your query.

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