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Hematoma

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Comment from: NaNa, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 04

I am 73 years old and have what I think now must be a hematoma on my left wrist from the base of the thumb to where you would take your pulse, the same distance around. It is a very dark color, over a boney prominence. This very dark bruise color has never lightened and has even seemed darker for 9 months. The family doctor says the CBC is fine. It is not swollen, a little tender. There are some purpura that come and go on my arms.

Comment from: Tracek, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 22

I had an operation to remove a malignant melanoma 2 weeks ago. I had to have a skin graft and today I went to have my wound re-dressed and the nurse spotted a hematoma under the skin graft and they had to get it out or it would affect the graft. I have been left in increased pain, my leg had been bleeding however they didn't say what type of hematoma it was.

Comment from: Armstead d, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 20

I had injury 18 years ago playing softball. I was seen by a sports doctor (orthopedic surgeon). I had my quadriceps drainage about 6 times, draining as much as 4 cc at a time. I went through therapy for 2 months. I moved out of state never kept up with the injured quadriceps but it always was a problem. Now the hematoma is very painful and there is a large area of hardened blood about 6 in long 3 in wide.

Comment from: Leiann, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 14

I was only 39 years old. I had server abdominal pain and it became worse over the hours. I drove myself to the doctor's office. He felt I had pulled a muscle but I walked to the car doubled over. By the time I got home the pain became so severe. I called the doctor asking why it was so painful. He said it would pass. I had demanded a CAT scan prescription when I had seen the doctor. So I lay perfectly still for 4 days. That Monday I had the scan. They asked me, 'how did you do this.' I didn't know what they meant. I went home. I had to wait 4 more days to know. Once the report was read I was instructed to rush to the hospital. I found out with explorer surgery on the side, sonogram and CAT scan. I had a 4 x 7 x 12 hemorrhage hematoma inside the muscle. The large artery had ruptured and the muscle tore open. They never knew what the cause was. I had a solid egg shape clot over the area where the rip was. And it healed and I recovered. It took a lot of staying still in the beginning to stay alive.

Comment from: wboyd777, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: September 07

I was in a water craft accident and the hematoma stays the same. I also have constant pain and the bruise keeps getting bigger and the bottom has now spread to the bottom of my foot. It seems like it looks really red and not getting better. When I am on it my leg swells like my circulation is getting cut off. I am on blood pressure and cholesterol medications.

Comment from: Barb, 65-74 Male (Caregiver) Published: February 21

My husband had a hematoma on his tongue. Swelling occurred and steroids were used. He is on blood thinners which were discontinued but he is back on them, Xarelto 15 mg, Plavix 75 mg, and a chewable baby aspirin. His problem now is hiccups all day and night.

Comment from: CJ, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 17

I had a bad fall, resulting in bruising my abdominal area. A week later I had an ablation. I came out of recovery and for over the next 6 hours the pain in my abdomen increased. I did a CT scan and found that a hematoma had developed on the left side of my abdominal area. Due to thinning of my blood for the procedure it caused the bruised blood vessels to rupture.

Comment from: Yasmin, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 20

I had a subchorionic hematoma during my first pregnancy, it was my 8th fertility treatment in 6 years. It was discovered when I hemorrhaged at 15 weeks gestation, I passed a huge, round clot the size of my palm and bled until 17 weeks when I hemorrhaged again. Each time I hemorrhaged I was hospitalized for the week. I then bled up until 22 weeks pregnant. I was given a 50/50 chance of the pregnancy progressing and told to view it as a day by day pregnancy and to just try to hold on until the baby became viable. I used daily blood thinners that I injected until the end of my pregnancy and I am thankful to say I delivered a baby boy at 37 weeks, he had a week in intensive care but is fine now. He is my miracle baby!

Comment from: joanna522, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: October 15

I received a pacer/defibrillator implant, this is my third implant. I am on Coumadin/warfarin which was not stopped before the surgery since I have St. Jude mitral and aortic valve implants. Risk was deemed to be too great for clots to form. After surgery I am experiencing a huge hematoma over the left breast, pain, hardness and black and blue symptoms. The surgery was on 9/24 and the hematoma is still hard, painful and quite large.

Comment from: Tracy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 21

I first had a hematoma on top of my shoulder the size of a baseball for no reason at all, and no trauma to the area. It pressed on a nerve causing severe pain. One year later I developed a large hematoma at the side, back of my knee which created inflammation and severe aching, and swelling of the whole leg. It was also warm to the touch. It interfered in several daily activities.

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

REFERENCES:

Liebeskind, S. et al. "Intracranial Hemorrhage." Medscape. Dec. 4, 2014.

Liebeskind, S. et al. "Epidural Hematoma." Medscape. Apr. 28, 014.

Olson, D. et al. "Head Injury." Medscape. Dec. 22, 2014.

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