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What causes a hematoma?

A hematoma is caused by an injury to a part of the body that ruptures small blood vessels. The blood has no place to go and pools under the soft tissue producing a discoloration, often called a bruise. A hematoma may be accompanied by pain and swelling. A bruise can occur under the skin, muscle, and bone.

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How do I care for someone with a hematoma?
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You can care for someone with a hematoma by following four simple procedures. Shortly after injury, ...
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Is a hematoma serious?
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A hematoma is seldom serious. A hematoma results from an injury that causes blood vessels to rupture...
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How is a hematoma diagnosed?
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A hematoma is diagnosed based on classic symptoms of localized skin discoloration, pain, and swellin...
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Are there alternative treatments for a hematoma?
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There are alternative treatments for hematoma. You can treat a hematoma at home by applying cold, el...
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