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Who is most affected by a hematoma?

Older people and people taking certain medications and supplements are most affected by hematoma. As you age, the skin begins to thin reducing the protective cushion allowing simple bumps to have a greater impact. Also, blood vessels become fragile as you age and rupture more easily when injured. If you take medications to thin the blood and prevent clots for certain illnesses, there is a higher incidence of hematoma. Also, people who take dietary supplements, like fish oil and ginkgo, experience a higher incidence of hematoma, because these supplements act like natural blood thinners.

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