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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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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 computed tomography (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 f...  Read Full »

Dr. Shivam Om Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 cha...  Read Full »

What are the chances of recurrence of blood clot in brain even after surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, My father underwent surgery for a blood clot in his brain before 10 months. Doctor said that the surgery was done twice as the clot was not removed properly for the first time. My father is totally fine now, but I want to know if there is any possibility for the clot to occur again. He...  Read Full »

Dr. Hardik Nareshbhai Rajyaguru

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed the scan reports of your father. The clot that he had is called chronic subdural hematoma which usually occurs in aged person due to brain shrinkage. Due to shrinkage in the brain a space is created between brain and skull. If the bridging vessels in the sp...  Read Full »

Can improper laboratory techniques affect the results?

Query: Hello doctor, One week ago, my mother had a CBC done, and the results were all perfectly normal. However, the laboratory forgot to order a peripheral smear review (which her doctor requested). So a week later, the CBC was repeated with a smear. Oddly, the results of this new CBC were, 1. Low WBC. 2....  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to the I have reviewed your query and attached images as well. You are having superficial thrombophlebitis most likely as per given history and attached image. It can be most likely due to a technical error during collection. However, your low red blood cell count, low ...  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 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 »

A large, tender softball size bruise has occured in my left calf after hitting a concrete raft. What could this be?

Query: Hello doctor, My family went to an indoor water park a few months ago. To keep my son from going under the water after a raft ride, I tried to hold him up but subsequently ended up flipping the raft. My right ankle or calf slammed against the concrete lip and I got an instant bruise which is the si...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. It seems like you had a hematoma that has resolved but It is difficult to determine without a physical examination whether you have actually torn a ligament. It is normal to have a painful lump under the bruise and it is called a hemat...  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 pai...  Read Full »

Dr. Jeremy David O' Kennedy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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 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 res...  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 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 »

I am experiencing persistent swelling and bleeding after circumcision. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hello doctor,I underwent a circumcision three weeks ago. The stitches have almost totally dissolved, and I have gotten used to the sensitivity pretty well, but the swelling did not go down in one spot. At the two-week appointment, my doctor said the swelling was actually a "blood clot" of sorts, but...  Read Full »

Dr. Madhav Tiwari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am sorry to hear about the issues you are facing. From the photo you uploaded, I can see that you have a blood clot or haematoma on the bottom side of your penis (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). This can sometimes happen as a complication o...  Read Full »

How to treat the reddish brown mark present on my pointer fingernail?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a reddish-brown mark on my pointer fingernail. It is clear with sharp edges. I noticed it before a month at the base of the nail. Now it has moved down in the nail. I am trying to figure out the cause.   Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a collection of blood or fluid under the nail after a trauma to the nail or it can occur due to a side effect of NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) if you had taken it rec...  Read Full »

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