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Hematoma vs. Ecchymosis: Differences and Similarities Topic Guide

Hematoma vs. Ecchymosis: Are They the Same Thing? Hematoma vs. Ecchymosis: Are They the Same Thing?: A hematoma is a collection of blood outside of a blood vessel and ecchymosis is flat, purple-colored bruise. Symptoms and signs of hematomas and ecchymosis that are different include skin discoloration and where it is located. There are several causes of hematomas and ecchymosis, and most are usually minor, but some hematomas can be life threatening. Treatment for hematomas and ecchymosis depend on the type and severity.

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