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What are the symptoms of a hematoma?

The symptoms of a hematoma include skin discoloration, pain, and swelling. A hematoma results from an injury that causes blood vessels to rupture. Blood collects in the soft tissue producing the discoloration and swelling.

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Is a hematoma serious?
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