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Thread: Hematoma after surgery

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    I had surgery last November and developed a large hematoma. I was half way through chemotherapy when my breast care nurse saw me to measure me for a prosthesis. She was quite surprised at how large and hard the swelling was. I had an ultrasound scan which confirmed it was solidified blood; she contacted my oncologist who said it might be best to have an operation to remove it, after chemo and before I started radiotherapy. Anyway the good news is, towards the end of May I started feeling flatter. I didn't know if it was my imagination but I had another scan and the hematoma had reduced considerably. The surgeon said it's obviously been absorbed by my body, I don't need surgery to remove it and I should expect things to improve more over time. I never thought such a solid lump would shift of its own accord but it did, even though it took a few months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annstock View Post
    This post was long time ago, I hope you're ok now.
    And I wish I would have seen this post sooner
    We can't avoid totally falling or crashing that cause hematoma, it looks terrible and annoying, it brings the pain and inconvenience for us in daily activities.
    However, there are some home remedies that treats hemetoma effectively that I would love to share to you:
    1. Roll a hot egg:
    I have watched many people use this simple method to get rid of hematoma (even on the movies as well). Hot boiled egg can treat hematoma very well.

    2. Cabbage leaves:
    Squeeze the cabbage leave to get the juice and apply it on your bruise area. This is one of the greatest remedies for hematoma.

    3. Zinc and Vitamin C:
    They all help increase the healthy cells and dissolve bruising blood, which help heal the wound faster.

    Source: https://authorityremedies.com/how-to-treat-a-hematoma/

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