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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Can subdural hematoma be cured by medicines alone?

Query: Hello doctor,Please go through and advise. Acute on chronic subdural hemorrhage in bilateral cerebral convexities measuring 2 cm on the right side and 1.3 cm on the left side. The mass effect is noted in the form of effacement of adjacent sulcal spaces and compression of ventricles. A thin rim of su...  Read Full »

Dr. Ambekar Sudheer

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Surgery is absolutely indicated in this case. This hematoma cannot be cured with medications. Surgery should not be delayed as there is a possibility of permanent brain damage if the mass effect is not relieved. This is usually a minor surgery. Burr holes a...  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 tr...  Read Full »

Why am I bleeding even after seven weeks of delivery?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife gave birth to twins two months back through cesarean section. She bled for about two and a half weeks, stopped for one week and has been bleeding continuously again (after it had stopped for one week). She is now in her seventh week after giving birth and still bleeding (it sta...  Read Full »

Dr. Prabha Ranjan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclinic.com. The bleeding after seven weeks of delivery is not good. The ultrasound scan is suggesting blood collection and infection in the uterus (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and it may have the right diagnosis because bleeding is unusual. I hope she is not...  Read Full »

Please go through my dad's CT and tell me how long we can wait for surgery.

Query: Hello doctor,I am looking for a second opinion on my father's CT scan (brain). He has been suffering from mild to severe headaches for about two weeks and is now diagnosed with a clot in his head that is causing a midline shift. I am uploading two sets of CT scan images, the first one on the 26th, w...  Read Full »

Dr. Shivam Om Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your father. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). If the only symptom he has is this clot in the brain, and no other neurological symptoms such as weakness on the left side of the body or speech c...  Read Full »

I have a hematoma in the left diaphragm due to perforation. How do I overcome the pain caused by it?

Query: Hi doctor, I fell off the surgery table eight years ago during gynecologic laparoscopy. I was sent home with multiple symptoms without further diagnosis. I had a stroke two years ago, and I also suffer from lung infections. There is a pain when I breathe. However, I underwent blood tests and other d...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have seen the CT (computed tomography) and USG (ultrasonography) screenshots, but it is not appropriate to make an opinion based on screenshots (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Could you please upload the full set of ...  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.   Read Full »

I got an SCH at 12 weeks of pregnancy. Has the SCH weakened a section of membrane?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an SCH at 12 weeks, which is starting to shrink at 19 weeks. I now have a lot of debris in my amniotic fluid, which is apparently the SCH slowly breaking off. My gynecologist is not concerned at all, but I have a couple of questions. How did the SCH debris end up inside the amnio...  Read Full »

Dr. Vidya Prem

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw your questions; generally, subchorionic hemorrhages get absorbed by the body, like any clot or hematoma anywhere in the body. Red blood cells form pigments, and they get absorbed. The absorption is not macroscopic, not visible obviously in the ultrasound. The d...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of mega cisterna magna?

Query: Hello doctor,I have done a CT scan of the brain recently and found everything was normal but with mega cisterna. The report shows scalp hematoma but that was from childhood and operated. I am worried about mega cisterna. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Devender Pal Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your CT scan is normal. Mega cisterna magna is a normal variant. So do not worry about that. Scalp hematoma is a collection of blood outside your skull (bone) and is, therefore nothin...  Read Full »

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 »

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