QUESTION-how long does it take for a hematoma to go away 

Description-a hematoma is a collection of blood outside the blood vessels that is localized and is usually clotted.

ANSWERS-a hematoma can happen in an organ or the tissue of the body. There are many different types of hematomas which can be serious or non-serious. It is a result of left arm numbness internal bleeding and can be the result of an accident, fall, or some similar causes that cause internal bleeding.

Types of hematomas

銉 Subdermal-under the skin

銉 Various head and brain hematomas-these can be between the brain and the skull and inside the skull. Each one of these has a particular name according to where the hematoma is located.

銉 Perichondral-in the ear

銉 Perianal-in the anus

銉 Subungual-under the nail


Hematomas can look like bruises or skin discoloration such as bluish or black. The area can be painful and tender and maybe even a little swollen. Sometimes there can even be a hard mass under your skin. If the hematoma is due to a head injury there may not be any symptoms for a few days. If it is a severe hematoma you can see symptoms like drowsiness, headaches, vomiting, unequal pupil sizes, dizziness and more a few days after the injury.


How a hematoma is treated depend on the size, location, and type. Minor ones can heal on their own within a few days but if it is really large it may take a month or longer. It can help if you apply an icepack to the area that is affected several times each day. If it happens in your leg, use an ice pack and restrict the amount of movement of your leg. You can also use an elastic bandage. If you have a large expanding hematoma you may have to have surgery to drain out the blood that has accumulated. If it occurs inside the brain it needs to be treated promptly.

How long does a hematoma take to go away depend on the size and location of the hematoma. It can take anywhere from days to months. The way to find out this information is to talk to your physician.