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Question: Calcified Hematoma


 Tobi - Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:29 pm

What is a calcified hematoma? What symtoms would one expect with one? I am a 62 yr old female with no medical problems. I was told I have a calcified hematoma in my leg, but was given no other information.
 John Kenyon, CNA - Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:54 pm

User avatar Hello --

A hematoma is a collection of blood in tissue, usually a bruise or collection of blood due to some sort of physical trauma or perhaps a vascular accident. When it doesn't dissipate normally it may acrete calcium deposits and thereby be considered calcified -- hardened -- but since it's not in an actual blood vessel (though usuall near one) it doesn't present any specific problems as a rule, although it may cause uncomfortable sensations, a lump or hard spot, or local pain. These can often be removed vial minor surgery if they become a problem. Otherwise they don't usually mean much.

I hope this helps address your conerns. Good luck to you. Please feel free to follow up with us here as needed.

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