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Deep tissue hematoma?? Deep tissue hematoma??

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Unread 05-13-2008, 02:55 PM
Deep tissue hematoma??

My surgeon's office thought I originally pulled a stitch. A week or so later I was laid up again, only much, much worse. I finally got in to see my surgeon and she says it's a torn abdominal muscle and turned my care over to the family physician. She took a look at me yesterday (a week later) and thinks it's a deep tissue hematoma in my abdomen.

Whatever it is, it hurts like all blasted heck and the pain comes and goes. It feels warm to the touch when it's acting up. It acts up when I walk or bend or anything. I can't even brush my arm across my abdomen because it hurts that bad.

Just wanted to see if anybody else has experienced this phenomenon.

I go back on Monday to see if it's better. If not I get a CT scan. Oh yay.
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Unread 05-13-2008, 06:28 PM
Deep tissue hematoma??

Oh Lisa! I did not have that experience, but man, that does sound painful!! I hope you get some relief real soon!! Hugs to you (gently, of course!)!!
Unread 05-14-2008, 06:11 AM
Deep tissue hematoma??

I'm sorry you're still in so much pain.

As you can tell from my signature, I had a rather large (19x9x4 cm.) hematoma which ran along my incision line, in front of my abdominal wall. It wasn't discovered until I was 7 months post-op. I just thought I was a slow healer and had a never-ending case of swelly-belly. I didn't feel anything because my belly area remained numb after surgery, but as the numb feeling wore off, the pain set in.

The pain of my hematoma also came and went, and sometimes it took my breath away.

The good news about a hematoma is that there's a good chance it will resolve on its own. The bad news is that a) it may take weeks or months to resolve and b) you need to really restrict your activities while it's in the process of resolving. Provided that a hematoma is confirmed, your docs will likely keep you on lifting restrictions and also advise against abdominal exercises. Walking is still OK, but no weight-lifting or crunches. This is to give the area as little stress as possible so that the hematoma can reabsorb into your body.

It was important for me to know that this wasn't caused by me, or by anything my doctors did during surgery. It's just caused by the physical trauma of surgery, and it happens sometimes -- sort of like when you hit your shin on something and one time you'll get a bruise, but the next time the same thing happens, you won't. It's the same concept.

The other piece of good news is that CT scans don't hurt!

If you're really experiencing lots of pain, don't be shy about asking for some good pain control. My doctor went from doubting my pain to wondering if Percoset was strong enough once she saw what I had inside me!

to you. Hope this helps.

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