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A hematoma is a collection of blood that is outside a blood vessel. There are different areas where hematomas occur including; inside the skull, on the scalp, ears, septum, bones, finger nails, toenails, and intra-abdominal.
Do You Have to Drain a Subungual Hematoma?
A subungual hematoma is bleeding under the nail. A doctor will drain your subungual hematoma only if it causes pain or is greater than 50% of the surface area of your nail. If blood is spontaneously draining from the hematoma, drainage of subungual hematoma is generally not required.
Hematoma vs. Bruise
A hematoma is a localized collection of blood in the tissues of the body outside of the blood vessels. A bruise is a discoloration of the skin that is a result of leakage of blood from capillaries into the skin. Bruises and hematomas are most commonly caused by injury to the tissues. Both minor hematomas and bruises are common results of activities from daily living and usually require no specific treatment. Seek medical care for any hematoma or spontaneous bruising that occurs without any known cause.
What Is the Difference Between a Contusion and a Hematoma?
What is the difference between a contusion and a hematoma? See the differences and similarities between these two types of bruises.
What Causes Auricular Hematoma?
Physical trauma is the most common cause of auricular hematoma. Repeated injuries to the ear are the most common reasons for the formation of ear hematoma. Injuries to the auricle are common because of its exposed position and lack of protection from the surrounding structures.
How do you drain a septal hematoma?
The nose is the most commonly injured structure in injuries involving the face. The nose is divided into left and right nostrils by a wall of fibrous tissue and cartilage called the septum. The septum has a rich blood supply and can therefore bleed profusely when injured.
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