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Comment from: Akima m, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: June 02

I was in a vehicular accident and bumped my head on the steering wheel 17 days ago. The bump on my head has decreased but a lump is still there. I did ice pack treatments but the hematoma still remains. I also developed black eyes from the bump.

Comment from: Wendy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 30

I fell out of my scooter and fell onto my thigh. I got a big bruise and lump, it’s hot and hurts after 6 weeks. I’ve seen the doctor, he said it was a large hematoma and will go.

Comment from: Leanna, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 29

I'm a 73 year old woman. I dropped a very heavy object on my lower left shin. Everything below my knee was bruised and swollen. Most of the bruising and swelling started going away except for a large round raised area were the object hit. That has been almost 3 weeks ago and the lump keeps getting bigger. It's red very painful. I've been to 3 general physicians and had a regular x-ray. About 8 years ago a very similar hematoma turned into cellulitis, and I almost lost my leg.

Comment from: Jesse , 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: September 19

I had a half a basketball sized swollen hematoma at the tail bone that was drained. Over the next few months, any attempt to stand up or put strain on my legs caused excruciating spine pain, and my legs were numb. Today it seems worse, because when I sit on the commode out of my wheelchair, I need to wait and relax for a while, then it really hurts to push out. First, I lean forward tight on my legs, then lean back and forth, sometimes a half an hour. I am lucky my wife and my home care person move me around out of bed.

Comment from: DDW, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 28

I had a tremendous amount of pain and swelling around the injury and the large hematoma became infected. The doctor gave me a shot that had to be injected into my hip very slowly and it stung and burned like the entire hip and leg was on fire. I was prescribed ten days of some sort of anti-bacterial pills and antibiotics. It's been over six months and there is a dent in my leg with a large scar in the middle of the dent and discoloration that the doctor says probably won't fade completely.

Comment from: Bev, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: September 04

I was told I had a synovial tumor, mind you, my pain started on my ankle at the age of 13 and I am now 37. I was also told I do not have cancer, however I needed chemotherapy to shrink it to remove it. The 2nd opinion tells me it is a large hematoma. I have done 5 rounds back to back of chemotherapy and my blood pressure is now low. I have stomach issues and more and I am supposed to return on September 2 for 5 more rounds. I am told I have been lied to. I had a biopsy done also but also I should be dead if I have had this tumor since the age of 13, size of 9 inches across.

Comment from: Challemged, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 30

My hematoma occurred 7 days ago in the outpatient center. I went for a breast biopsy. The doctor clipped a blood vessel during biopsy. She proceeded to apply pressure until bleeding stopped. It continued to swell and harden. She had me admitted to the emergency room for the night to monitor with additional x-rays and ultrasounds. It is very hot to the touch and the bruise is starting to change colors only on the outer edge. I am miserable sleeping. A sports bra helps keeping compression on it with ice.

Comment from: kincali, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 19

I was in a car accident in November. I had a huge hematoma on my right upper thigh, the size was 8 x 5 x 3 inches. It was a giant bruise, from being rear ended at 70 mph and pushed into a tow truck. I was passenger and while the hematoma has diminished, it is still there. I cannot sleep on my right side or it hurts and my leg goes numb. Doctor is monitoring but I may need surgery to clean it out.

Comment from: JetLiMimi, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 09

Back on New Year’s 2011 I was the victim of a hit and run. A 2000 Pontiac Minivan struck me while I was crossing the street, at 70 mph. A lot was caused from this including me living with a plate and a shunt, but this post is for this large lump on my outer thigh from where I was hit. I’m almost sure it is a hematoma even though I remember them saying “muscle bunching” back then even though it’s clearly not. This lump has been here for 8 years! I wonder if anyone else has had a lump for that long.

Comment from: to treat Hematoma, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: August 20

I met with an accident and there was a slight cut in the right side of the abdomen where it got swollen. After the ultra sound report the doctor said that it was hematoma.


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Comment from: Izzybit, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 29

I had back fusion surgery on three levels in my lower back 46 days ago. I was released after spending four days in the hospital with a very large hematoma the size of a large melon on my side, at the entry site for the surgery. I was told this would dissipate in about six weeks internally by itself. Because I have had to wear a back brace, and will continue to wear this brace for at least six more weeks, the incision was not able to heal. I had to have home nurse care as the hematoma slowly bled out as it was forced to be pressed down into my body. At this time the hematoma has gone down to the size of an apple and the incisions have healed. So now I hope that the rest of this mass does continue to dissipate as it was supposed to do from the beginning. And I am also past the six week time frame that I was given that it would take to dissipate.

Comment from: Christian, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: February 12

I am on warfarin and was having acupuncture for restless legs syndrome. My INR (international normalization ratio) went up and I had a bleed forming a hematoma in my left leg. This was at the site where they always put the needles. I also have a lump on top of my skull where they put the needles and for the last several weeks I have been having a lot of neck pain.

Comment from: cootiebug, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 29

I had a stimulator put in my back and took it easy (well pretty much) for a month. One night I was having trouble falling asleep so I was doing a lot of tossing and turning in bed and got up to get a drink and when I laid back down I felt a large bulge in my back. Went to the ER and was in lots of pain, they said it was a friction hematoma and that it would most likely be absorbed back into my body and to see my surgeon the next day. (I didn't.)


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