Hematoma: Prevention and Complications

Prevention Tips

  • Accidents happen and most hematomas are inevitable.
  • For persons taking anti-coagulation medications, it is wise to avoid participating in events with high risk of injury. For patients taking warfarin (Coumadin), it is important to make certain that the dosing is appropriate and the blood is not thinned excessively.

Watch Out

Hematomas along with pus and red streaks.

When to See Doctor

Consult a doctor if you have
  • Pain, warmth, and redness
  • Irritation and inflammation
  • An infection develops in the wound
  • Fever
  • Swelling with surrounding redness and pus

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