Hematoma

Hematoma is defined as the accumulation of blood outside larger blood vessels, which is most commonly due to damage or trauma of the site. Ear, subungual, scalp, septal, subcutaneous, retroperitoneal, splenic, hepatic, intracranial epidural, spinal epidural, and subdural hematoma are the different types of hematoma based on the location. It is characterized by swelling, pain, discoloration, tenderness, redness, and warmth in the area.

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What is the reason for my recurrent pain in the penis and erectile dysfunction?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old male, suffering from ED since the last one and a half years. I have gone through penile doppler thrice. The test which I took one year ago showed the PSV after 20 minutes as 38 cm/s, the EDV as 0 and the inner caversonal diameter was .15 mm and after the injection it...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. If we consider the results of the Doppler: The first test revealed normal parameters. The PSV was absolutely normal. The values second time around were PSV 25. This is also normal, though it is in the low range. But, that cannot be used ...  Read Full »

My husband got a stab wound, and the bruise is growing in size and getting darker. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My husband was stabbed from armpit to collarbone 48 hours ago. It is very deep and requires surgery to clean and close the wound. He was discharged from the hospital 18 hours ago. He has started to get a huge bruise down his side and arm that is growing in size and getting dark in c...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I can understand your concern. Kindly attach his reports to help you better. Thanks.  Read Full »

How to get rid of pain caused by a bruise on the moving leg?

Query: Hi doctor, I have hurt my leg as a cupboard fell on it, and I have a bruise that is around 20 cm in diameter. The bruise is very hard, and when I am still, there is no pain. Once I move my leg, I have pain. The bruise is there for two weeks now, and the hardness is still there. I got an x-ray and ul...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This hardness you are talking about is most likely a hematoma (collection of blood). It may take weeks to resolve. You can ice the area and try ultrasound therapy to help dissipate the hardness. For further queries consult an orthopaedician and traumatologist online -...  Read Full »

I have a blister in my mouth. Kindly go through the attached picture.

Query: Hi doctor,I have got something in my mouth. It looks like a blister, but I am not sure what it is. I have just noticed it, and it does not hurt at all. Please see the picture attached.  Read Full »


Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the explanation and the image you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it appears to be a hematoma. It is formed due to the accumulation of blood cells and fluid in the soft tissues due to some trauma to the area. It is harmless and reso...  Read Full »

Why do I have fluid accumulation in my right breast after gynecomastia surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a gynecomastia surgery last week, and a week later my right breast was swollen. So, I went to see my doctor, and he said I have fluid accumulated in my chest. He opened my stitches and placed a scissor inside, and took out the fluid and blood, and closed the incision. It was very pa...  Read Full »


Dr. Vikram Kumar Raja

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What you had the first time was hematoma or blood collection which was drained. Now, what you have is a seroma, which usually gets absorbed by the body in a couple of weeks. I would suggest you wait or if you want to confirm if it is a seroma or hematoma, you can get a...  Read Full »

How can we treat hematoma at home?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 47-year-old female, and I weigh 140 Ibs. The only medications I am currently taking are birth control pills and the tablet Wellbutrin. Four days ago, I injured my thigh when climbing onto a boat. A wave knocked a protruding metal knob into my thigh. It has developed a hematoma...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I can understand your concern. You have been suffering from painful hematoma and difficulty walking due to trauma on your thigh. According to the picture provided here, you are suffering from hematoma with bruises due to trauma. In addition, l...  Read Full »

My toe nail got injured with a plate and a tiny spot appeared under my nail. What is it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29-year-old male and I found a tiny spot under my nail. Six months back, I dropped a big plate on my toe and it became blue due to impact. I was not able to walk for two weeks. After the disappearance of blue, my nails have become yellow or golden color at the tip and I think th...  Read Full »


Dr. Payal Chauhan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Though it looks like blue nevus, it is rare to occur in a subungual area in the acquired state (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Though it remains harmless. it can have a malignant transformation rarely. It is indicated by ...  Read Full »

My son is having severe pain after punching the wall with his fist. Is it a fracture?

Query: Hi doctor, My 14 year old son punched a wall with his fist, and it resulted in an immediate swelling of a knuckle. I applied an ice pack immediately for 20 minutes, which decreased the swelling to some extent. The color of the skin has also slightly changed. He is complaining of severe throbbing pa...  Read Full »


Dr. James Peterson

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your son's injury. The clinical photograph that you provided (attachment removed to protect patient identity) shows some evidence of soft tissue injury and a small hematoma (a small collection of blood beneath the dermis) in the soft tissue overlying ...  Read Full »

How long does it take for a subgaleal hematoma to resolve?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is one year eight months old with a weight of 13 kilograms. Seventeen days back, he fell down accidentally from the height of 4.5 feet and got an injury on the right side of the head. He did not have any symptoms after the injury. I consulted a doctor and he told me that there i...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Scalp swelling occurs due to clotted blood known as a hematoma. Slowly, it gets liquified and absorbed. If the overlying skin is intact without breach, then there is no cause for concern. There is no medication that helps in resolving it. Applying hot water fermenta...  Read Full »

How to treat hematoma present in my thigh?

Query: Hi doctor,Before five months, I had surgery for thigh hematoma. Now, the same problem started again. It is increasing in size and painful. Also, there is swelling. Please see the photo attached here.  Read Full »


Dr. Eriol Braholli

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hematomas are solved conservatively and only in severe cases when they give compression of an organ are resolved surgically. This is not a big one (attachment removed to protect patient identity). First, you have to find out the cause of hematoma if it is not trauma. I...  Read Full »

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