Hematoma

What is Hematoma?

It is localized collection blood out side blood vessels.It is usually collected in liquid form in tissues.It can occur if heparin is given intramuscular also.Intracranial hematomas can be dangerous also. Thanks

Questions and answers on "Hematoma"

son fell about two months ago and still has a huge lump on his lower back , right side. It was a bruise at first, but that has gone away. now it is just a hard mass

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Most likely its a hematoma.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

Such bump caused by an injury is usually a hematoma. Due to veins rupture under the skin, blood appears in the soft tissues and creates fluid collection. Large hematoma can stay in tissues for a very long...

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I'm a 53 year-old male in good shape (6' 185 pounds). I slipped in my shower two days ago and ended up with a badly bruised middle back on the right side. Since then my stomach has also become quite distended. I have trouble sleeping and it is painful to bend over.Should I rush to see my doctor?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Abdominal hematoma suspected

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for posting your query on HealthcareMagic.

Distention of abdomen, history of trauma, bruising of middle back on right side and painful bending suggest abdominal hematoma.
Th hematoma can compress the other abdominal organs,...

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what do I do about a hematoma on the big toe (not under the nail)? I had a small hematoma last Sunday after rock climbing, and now there seems to be a secondary hematoma in the same area

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Hematoma is self resolving

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to healthcaremagic.

Nothing actually needs to be done here.

Just give rest to your feet. If it is painful you can take an oral anti-inflammatory e.g ibupofen, which is available OTC and would be useful for pain.

Hematomas...

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I feel and hit my forehead a couple of days ago and had a nasty bump . Two days later I had blood under my skin on the inside of my eyes. Should I worry?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome.

Can you upload a photo so that I am better able to help?
From your description, there is no need to be worried since this is obviously small hematoma that went down around eyes which is called periorbital hematoma and this is common issue after...

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I had a traumatic falland xrays were clear, I now have a very large bruise all over my inner thigh radiating to outer thigh

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Bruise/ hematoma normally self healing

Detailed Answer:
Dear patient,

A bruise/ hematoma usually heals itself, the body reabsorbs it but this may take several weeks. Usually resting, pain management and cooling is recommendable. However since i can't see how big it is I do recommend...

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Yes, I fell and landed and my stomach / upper abdomen on the back of a chair. It swelled up and although it happened over a year ago, I still have a fairly large lump there. It is not painful.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Hematoma can be the reason.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.

Thank you for tge query.

Soft tissues hematoma can be the reason. It is possible that large hematoma can be present even a year after an injury.
That is why, it would be good to have soft tissues ultrasound done. Hematoma can be...

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My 15 month old hit her forehead on the wall pretty hard a few days ago. She cried, but I was able to distract her easily and she stopped crying after a minute. I immediately noticed a small flat spot over her brow that was not there before. There is no bruising, but it has been three days and I still see a flat spot / dent on her forehead. Should I be worried? Will it go away eventually or is it going to be permanent?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It will pass

Detailed Answer:

Hi and welcome to HCM.

Yes, this is probably caused by oedema and traumatic hematoma after such hit. If there was no open wound then no scars will form.

It may take 1-2 weeks till this hematoma is absorbed and then this dent should disappear and skin...

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how can i treat a hemotoma on my thigh

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
rest, ice, heparin gel, elevation

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome.
Well, you should first apply ice on it, rest with your legs, and keep it elevated as much as you can. If you take anticoagulant therapy, you should reduce dosage.
Also, you can apply heparing gel if this is available...

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I have a lump on my shin bone.it seems to have appeared when I hit my shin when I fell down

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Due to hematoma.

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for posting your query.
The lump on the shin bone after an injury can be due to a soft tissue injury and a small hematoma. Taking rest and keeping the leg elevated while resting will help in reducing the swelling. You can do a cold...

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Age 78. Fell two weeks ago on face on floor. Bruising most gone but two goose eggs on forehead. No pain ever. Soreness and still some yellow color. Will lumps go down. ?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Consider surgical procedure

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome.
It should subside in first 2 weeks but some degree of hematoma may persist. However,if there is still such large hematoma then it can be incised and drained surgically so you should consult your doctor about it. Wish you...

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The other night my 16 year old daughter was rubbing the back of her and and ask if any of us had a hole in our head. She stated she had one that wasn t there before, so I examined it. On the back right of the skull there is an indention about the size of a thumb print. It is sore to the touch and she feels pressure from it. She does have headaches but none of them would be considered strong. It is like a sinkhole has started to the back of her head. She has not had any accidents to the head. She was taken to her general doctor and he was talking about pushing the skull back out and wanted an xray. Took her to get the xray and the doctor there said she didn t need an xray, that she needed a cat scan. He stated it was a hematoma and ordered the cat scan with a dye. We are trying to get this appointment set now. To say we are all nervous is an understatment. She was born a premature 16 years ago weighing 2 lbs 3 ounces. Doesn t matter where I look for answers I am either getting it is due to dehydration and stress to hematoma. Any suggestions?

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I had heria repair surgery in 10/2011. I had a chronic hematoma for approx. 6 mos before another surgery was done in 4/12 and it was suppose to fix this. I had drainage tubes unitl 5/2012 and was told that I should be fine. Well my stomach has been swelling again and I just had a cat scan and it says that I have induration of subcruetious fat? What happens now?

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ABOUT 17 YRS AGO I HAD A HEMATOMA IN MY LOWER LEFT LEG. IT TOOK SOME TIME TO GO AWAY. EVERY SINCE THEN THAT LEG HAS HAD PAIN EVERY NOW AND THEN.. NOW I HAVE THE SAME PAIN I HAD WHEN I HAD THE HEMATOMA BACK THEN AND SAME PLACE. AGAIN WITH NO INJURY TO IT! HOW CAN THIS BE?

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My 83 yr old mom fell 4 months ago and had a large hematoma on shin, no skin was broken, still abit swollen and skin has peeled and a few spots have appeared closer to foot, it looks very nasty and is itchy, is it something to do with damaging lymphatic system?

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Hey doctor this morning before work I had a blood test done. There was not much pain during it but afterwards I was in a bit of a rush since I had to go to work straight after and in the rush I noticed pain in my left arm where the blood was drawn...

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