What is a Post Surgical Hematoma?
A Post Surgical Hematoma is a pocket of blood that gathers in a post-surgical site. Often times it is a necessity to drain a hematoma.
While it is very undesirable, it is usually non-life threatening.
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Before completing a procedure, a surgeon makes sure that all bleeding vessels are closed and cauterized before closing a wound.
If the cauterization fails, it allows vessels to bleed and create a resevoir of blood surrounding the site of the operation, causing a hematoma after surgery. You can see many examples in the videos below.
Learn more about post surgical hematoma complications.
Hematoma’s After Surgery Can Include:
- Scrotal Hematoma
- Face-Lift Hematoma after plastic surgery procedure
- Hematoma after c-section and c-section pain
- Vaginal Hematoma – often from giving birth
- Hematoma from a tummy tuck
- Hematoma after Pace Maker Insertion
- Breast Hematoma after breast augmentation
- Hematoma After Pacemaker Operation
- Perianal Hematoma
- Craniotomy Hematoma
Doctor Not Draining Hematoma?
If your Doctor is resisting draining your Hematoma, it is probably for a reason. What should you do to reduce the pain? Visit our comment section on not draining a Hematoma to learn more.
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The Following may Increase the Risk for a Hematoma After Surgery:
- Recurrent falls
- Repeated head injuries
- Anticoagulant medication (blood thinners, including aspirin)
- Old age
Post Surgical Hematoma’s usually dissolve within 48 hours
More complicated hematomas may require additional surgery by re-opening the wound to drain the resevoir of blood and clamping down on the bleeding vessels.