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Unread 12-04-2007, 02:48 PM
Resolving Hematoma?

TAH / BSO about 9 weeks ago. Pretty uneventful recovery. Two weeks ago my primary physician ordered a CT Scan and it was discovered that I have a "resolving hematoma". Is this something to be worried about. Should I go back to by OB/GYN Surgeon? It is somewhat painful and I am not sure why I have it or how it can get better.
What should I do? Any and all advice is welcome. Has anybody experienced this? Thanks.
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Unread 12-04-2007, 03:16 PM
Resolving Hematoma?

I have the same thing and was told by my GYN that it would reabsorb into my body, I had a TAH, bladder injury and Endometrosis (mainly on left side which is also where the Hematoma is) Try using a heating pad with a wash cloth for moisture to help it to go down see if you can get your body to absorb it. Next question for you, How big it it? Mine is about the size of a golf ball right above my incision line. If your regular dr is concerned follow up with that and have it looked more into! Glad you made out well with your surgery. Sounds like you did well!
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Unread 12-04-2007, 03:19 PM
Resolving Hematoma?

If you have more questions, it's worth going back to your Dr to get answers. From what I've heard haematomas often resolve or disappear/get absorbed by the body themselves over quite a while. Depending on the size, sometimes they are surgically removed/drained. My friend had one, and hers has been left to disappear, and is gradually going away. She's had ultrasounds periodically to check it is reducing in size (which it is).
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Unread 12-04-2007, 03:58 PM
Resolving Hematoma?

I have a hematoma also, right above my incision on the left side,but it sticks way way out is extremely painful. I also have vaginal bleeding that I am told is coming from the hematoma. I'm amazed that someone can have one of these things without so much pain and not knowing it. My dr also told me to let it resolve itself, but had no information about how to take care of it or how long it would take.

I would love to hear from someone who had good luck with resolving by itself. haven't heard from anyone so far. Need to know more about what to do or not to do with it. I can't wear any of my pants since it is so huge.

TAH BSO 11/13/2007
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Unread 12-04-2007, 05:46 PM
Resolving Hematoma?

How big would you say yours is, the size or a tangerine, orange, grapefruit? You are still early post op, give it a little bit of time. now since my surgery 6 weeks ago tonight I am seeing slowly the hemetoma shrinking unless I've over done things then it comes back, it doesn't hurt any never did, just a nuisance. I tried wearing Jeans the Sunday after Thanksgiving to a family function and had to take pain meds and left early to come home to put on my jammies, I should have known better but I wanted to look as nice as I felt.
TAH 10-23-07
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Unread 12-04-2007, 09:37 PM
Resolving Hematoma?

I also have a hematoma. I found out at 8 weeks post op. Mine is mostly on the left side above my incision and is the size of a grapefruit. It is extremely painful, especially when I over do. Mine is putting pressure on a nerve in my left leg so my leg hurts horribly. Dr. is taking the wait and see if my body absorbs it approach also. He said the CT showed it is contained. I have not been released to go back to work til Jan. My hemoglobin is also very low. Dr. said to take it easy and listen to my body. He said it could take awhile for it to be reabsorbed. I will pray for each of you that you will heal quickly and without futher complications.
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Unread 12-04-2007, 09:41 PM
Resolving Hematoma?

jes97-
It sounds like we have similar situation. Sometimes it hurts more than other times. Seems like when I over do it as well. How long did your doctor say to "wait"? I think I will call the surgeon tomorrow. Thank you for your post. It helps to know I am not alone with this situation.
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Unread 12-04-2007, 10:15 PM
Resolving Hematoma?

Mo,

He said it take several weeks to a couple months. It depends on our body. I hope that they both will resolve themselves quickly. After almost 11 weeks I have grown very tired of hurting and being tired all the time. I also miss wearing normal clothes (sweats are good sometimes just not all the time) Hope to hear from you soon. If you consult a surgeon let me know what they say. I be praying for good news.
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