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- Hematoma facts
- What is a hematoma?
- What causes a hematoma?
- What are the types of hematomas?
- What are the types of hematomas? (Part 2)
- What are the types of hematomas? (Part 3)
- What are the types of hematomas? (Part 4)
- What are the symptoms of a hematoma?
- When should I call the 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?
- A hematoma is a collection of blood outside of a blood vessel.
- Symptoms of hematomas depend upon their location and whether adjacent structures are affected by the inflammation and swelling associated with the bleeding.
- Treatment of a hematoma depends upon which organ or body tissue is affected.
- Superficial hematomas of the skin and soft tissue, such as muscle, may be treated with rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE). Heat may also be considered.
Reviewed on 11/19/2013
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