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How to treat a hematoma after surgery?

Self-care:

  • Rest the area. Rest will help your body heal and will also help prevent more damage.
  • Apply ice as directed. Ice helps reduce swelling. Ice may also help prevent tissue damage.
  • Compress the injury if possible. Lightly wrap the injury with an elastic or soft bandage.
  • Keep the hematoma covered with a bandage. This will help protect the area while it heals.

What is recovery time for hematoma? Degree and rate of recovery from subdural hematoma surgery varies from patient to patient, depending upon the severity of the subdural hematoma and how quickly it was discovered and treated. Mostly adults recover within six months.

What are the symptoms of a hematoma? Hematoma can form in any organ of the body; it can be as tiny as a pinhead, or as large as a tennis ball. The symptoms of hematoma may depend on its size, its location and whether it compresses the tissues, nerves, or other nearby organs. Pain, swelling, redness are common symptoms of a hematoma.

What is the prognosis of subdural hematoma (SDH)? If you have a subdural hematoma, your prognosis depends on your age, the severity of your head injury and how quickly you received treatment. About 50% of people with large acute hematomas survive, though permanent brain damage often occurs as a result of the injury. Younger people have a higher chance of survival than older adults.

What are the complications of a hematoma? Possible complications of hematoma include Trismus and pain. The swelling and discoloration of the region usually subside within 7 to 14 days. A hematoma causes an inconvenience to the patient and an embarrassment to the person administering the drug.

Will a hematoma go away?

Will a hematoma go away? Most hematomas will go away on their own, within four to six weeks. Sometimes larger ones (ones the size of a walnut, for instance) will need to be drained or surgically removed.

Are hematomas dangerous? Hematomas are not generally dangerous, but may be sometimes cause life-threatening complications or even death, if the organs affected are vital. Further, blockage to blood flow and infections are other complication due to hematoma.

What is the prognosis of subdural hematoma (SDH)? If you have a subdural hematoma, your prognosis depends on your age, the severity of your head injury and how quickly you received treatment. About 50% of people with large acute hematomas survive, though permanent brain damage often occurs as a result of the injury. Younger people have a higher chance of survival than older adults.

What are treatments for hematoma? The treatment consists of lowering the pressure within the brain. Tiny hematomas are reabsorbed by the body and require no treatment. If the hematomas do not disappear on their own, then surgical procedure is required. The presence of a hematoma within the soft tissue of the brain is a medical emergency.