Table of Contents
- Hematoma facts
- What is a hematoma?
- What causes a hematoma?
- What conditions cause a hematoma?
- What are other conditions that cause hematomas?
- What are the different types of hematomas?
- What are epidural and subdural hematomas?
- What are intracerebral and scalp hematomas?
- What are ear and nasal hematomas?
- What are intramuscular and subungual hematomas?
- What are subcutaneous and intra-abdominal hematomas?
- What are the symptoms of a hematoma?
- How does a hematoma resolve?
- When should I call a doctor about a hematoma?
- How is a hematoma diagnosed?
- What is the treatment for a hematoma?
- What are the complications of a hematoma?
- Can hematomas be prevented?
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What are other conditions that cause hematomas?
- Pelvic bone fractures: These breaks can also bleed significantly since it takes a large amount of force to break these bones and nearby veins and arteries are frequently also damaged.
- Menstruation: During menstruation blood can accumulate in the vagina as part of the normal menses and instead of flowing out immediately, it may form small blood clots.
- Pregnancy: Vaginal bleeding and passing blood clots or hematomas while pregnant are not normal and are reasons to seek immediate medical attention.
- Labor and delivery: Passing blood clots after delivering a baby is relatively common.
Longo, Dan, et al. Harrisons's Principles of Internal Medicine. 18th ed. McGraw-Hill, 2011.