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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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. Erioli Braholli

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. Hematomas are solved conservatively and only in severe cases when they give compression of an organ and are resolved surgically. This is not a big one (attachment removed to protect patient identity). 2. First, you have to find out the cause of hematoma if it is not...  Read Full »

I was left with a hole in the skull after hematoma evacuation. Is it safe?

Query: Hi doctor,Seven months ago, I had a serious head injury. That time, I was left with a small hole in the skull after extradural hematoma evacuation. Then, I had no discomfort in the head. Now, I have terrible tension around the back of the head and dull pressure and pain next to the hole. I feel hyp...  Read Full »

Dr. Ambekar Sudheer

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A small piece of the skull bone could be cut and the hole in the bone was made. According to the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), there is no residual brain damage. Under these circumstances, I can explain your headache as follows. The pain aro...  Read Full »

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 and drainage ...  Read Full »

I have a bruise on my arm after plasma transfusion. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a really bad bruise on my arm after giving plasma. I think it might be a blood clot. I am an 18 year old male.  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. By looking at the picture and history provided (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I think it is a small dispersed hematoma because of leakage of blood from the blood vessels. As it has happened at the site of venepuncture, it is mainly because of inad...  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 A Ramasamy

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 »

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