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Hello, Anon.

Thank you for your message.

For the benefit of our readers, a hematoma is the result of a traumatic injury to your skin or the tissues underneath your skin.

It's best not to take aspirin or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) if you have a hematoma. These pain relievers aren’t recommended because they can slow blood clotting.

According to Healthline: commonly, a (leg) hematoma is treated with:

-cold compress or ice pack application for 20 to 30 minutes for the 48 hours following an injury to reduce swelling
-elevating your foot higher than your heart
-light compression with a wrapped bandage
-pain medication such as acetaminophen (Tylenol)
-heat for 10 minutes three times daily for 48 hours following the injury to increase blood flow.

See a doctor if it worsens or you feel the injury is severe, so your leg can be examined and a treatment recommendation made, if needed.


November 4, 2018 - 1:17pm


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