Search

Color Palette of Pain: Different Types of Bruises and What They Mean

Beyond the mirror • Skin care+ • Takeaway • Community healing • Try it

Hematoma – Causes and Characteristics

One type of bruise that requires attention is a hematoma. Hematomas occur when blood pools under the skin, forming a localized swelling or lump. They often result from more severe injuries, such as falls, accidents, or blunt force trauma. Hematomas can range in size from small bumps to large, painful masses. The color of a hematoma can vary depending on its age, starting with a deep red or purple shade and gradually fading to yellow or green as the body reabsorbs the blood. If you notice a hematoma that is increasing in size, causing significant pain, or accompanied by other concerning symptoms, it is essential to seek medical attention to rule out any underlying complications.

Share :

Was this article helpful?

Related Articles:

Seromas are fluid pockets that can develop under the skin after surgery or injury.
Explore the significance of Heart Rate Variability and its potential impact on well-being.
Agonal breathing, also known as agonal gasps, is a type of abnormal breathing pattern that occurs in individuals experiencing severe medical emergencies, particularly those with life-threatening conditions.
thankyou_popup_image

Thank you for rating!

thankyou_popup_image

Thank you for Subscribing to our Newsletter

Stay up-to-date with our Newsletter

Subscribe to our newsletter to receive the latest health news and updates directly in your inbox.