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Comment from: Mmm, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 17

The cause of my hematoma was internal bleeding after an angiogram through the femoral artery. It appears to have happened several days after the procedure. Once I got the lump and pain checked, I was quickly taken to x-ray for a scan. They said there was a small hematoma, that the artery wall was not damaged and discharged me with very little advice. I was told to rest, and take paracetamol and Brufen to reduce pain and swelling. Now I have seen this site I am following the RICE advice, thanks!

Comment from: VC, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 04

I was involved in a motorcycle accident. I had big cuts on my knees, one healed well but not the other one, and I have a lot of pain. After a couple of months I noticed it had some kind of clear liquid inside, I went to the doctor and they gave me antibiotics. The swelling went down but I it is painful to the touch and it feels dry. The doctor told me today that it is a hematoma, and to put warm compress on it. He said that time will heal it. Will see!

Comment from: Hi there, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 25

We were at the airport ready to leave. My husband assembled my new scooter and I thought it was ok. I got on it and realized I was rolling backward. I screamed for help, but too late. Scooter and I fell off a 10-inch curb and landed full force on my right hip, shoulder and elbow. For our 8 day cruise, I had such a hematoma it covered my entire hip and buttock and wrapped a quarter way around to the front. It was very painful and prevented me from sleeping. The skin got quite taught and was hard as a brick. It's the eleventh day now and it still covers about the size of two handprints. It still hurts if I touch it, but I made it through our cruise anyway.

Comment from: john, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: December 22

I was in a motorcycle accident, it was an occurrence due to failure of the rear tire while making a turn on a residential street. I basically did a full body slam on my right side onto the gutter, curb, and sidewalk with the bike slamming down on top of me resulting in a dislocated shoulder, and taking a thirty mph punch to the abdomen by the curb into soft area between the ribcage and pelvic area. I am very lucky nothing was broken or ruptured, however I had massive bruising that upon dissipation resulted in a very large hematoma over my right hip at the belt line. It has been six weeks and I see no shrinkage as of yet. I have been told that nothing can be done. I really need some sort of idea how to make this thing go away, it has increased my waist size from 34 to 44 on one side. If I find a solution I will post again.

Medically reviewed by John A. Daller, MD; American Board of Surgery with subspecialty certification in surgical critical care


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