Patient Comments: Hematoma - Treatments

What type of hematoma did you experience and what was the treatment?

Comment from: 65-74 Female Published: April 09

I fell hard face-down on a gravel road. My brow bone and cheek bone were involved and turned black and blue very fast. It was classified as deep-tissue bruising. It has been going on for three months now and I still have swelling on my cheek bone and have shooting pain. Sometimes it feels like pins and needles. I'm not sure what kind of doctor could treat this.

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Comment from: 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 21

I fell down the stairs and developed a very large hematoma just below my knee in addition to a lot of bruising of the leg. The treatment for my hematoma consisted of going to physical therapy two times a week for six weeks. They massaged the leg, applied cold/hot compresses and did ultrasound treatments.

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Comment from: Scared, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 17

I had a cyst removed/drained from my breast. About half an hour later, I felt a terrible pain and discovered a large hematoma had leaked into the lower half of the breast. I am now in more pain than when I had the cyst. The blood is very dark and skin is sensitive and sore. I used ice packs the first day, per the doctor's instructions, but it is still hurting and looks horrible. I'm afraid it will cause more problems if it doesn't go away soon.

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Comment from: lucylee, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: April 16

My friend had a hernia operation, it turned out that the doctor nipped a blood vessel and it caused a hematoma. She has been in a lot of pain and still is in a lot of pain, and the blood is leaking out of the site. She has been taking warfarin for a long time now, and the doctor has put her on strong antibiotics. The doctor said it could take up to a year before the hematoma any better. My friend is in her seventies and can hardly walk with the pain. She is always crying, can nothing be done to help her.

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Comment from: pilgrim30, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: April 08

I am a 79-year-old female. I was on Warfarin and was scheduled for shoulder surgery. I was put on self-injected Lovenox. That started a "bleed" on my belly, resulting in a hematoma. Five injections later, I had a "spontaneous bleed" that resulted in a hematoma on the front of my shoulder. It is two weeks later and both hematomas are with me as is most of the bruising. The bleed "bruised" my torso almost completely on the right side and some of the left. The right arm is almost totally covered with a "bruise." My doctor wants to evacuate the shoulder hematoma and still do surgery.

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Comment from: Nzingha, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 22

I developed hematoma to the left of my ankle on my right foot. The doc punctured it with a needle and squeezed out most of the blood but since it has dried up I notice that there's still a hardened and raised area which suggests that some is still left there. This is no longer hurting but I don't feel comfortable walking around with this raised area on my foot. I am diabetic and hypertensive and have been taking an aspirin daily. He gave me anti-biotic and painkiller.

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Comment from: steve b, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 16

I am experiencing a hematoma surrounding one of my testicles. At the moment it is the size of a flattened golf ball. There is not much pain associated with the growth but mostly a feeling of discomfort. I have taken antibiotics but they had no effect. It is a little worrying as I can feel it growing. The other testicle has now been pushed way to the front of the sac. I return to the hospital in 1 week to see a doctor after having a cat scan 2 weeks ago.

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Comment from: sissy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 06

I am a 61 year old woman who had a face lift 4 weeks ago. I was healing nicely when I happened to pull an internal stitch while yawning days later a hematoma formed on my cheek. I am to ice and massage. I hope it goes down. I look like I have a jawbreaker in my cheek.

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