- Anyone had a haematoma drained?
I had really big one on my chest. Doc stuck a needle in and about halfway through said “Hmm, I´ll need a bigger needle”
It looked like something from a horror movie but apart from a bit of pressure I felt nothing.
Told to avoid strenuous exercise for a few days and keep an eye on it.Posted 5 years ago
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Thanks chaps. It’s from my cycling accident some 17 months ago. Hasn’t changed appearance or size which is similar to a tea plate, a lot of fluid in it and now causing pain when walking. Side of thigh, at the top. No pics!!
Got an appt this week with consultant.Posted 5 years agoReluctantMember
Sounds nasty, CG ~ shouldn’t it have cleared in that period of time? Only haematoma I ever had was in my thigh as the result of an RTA. It was hellishly painful and restricted movement completely for six or seven weeks, but cleared of it’s own accord* after that.
* with the help of a few phisio sessions now i remember it.
Hope they can sort something for you soon.Posted 5 years agohannekeMember
Had one drained surgically under a general anaesthetic 24 December. Was allowed back on the bike to start building up with 15 minutes at a time three weeks later.
I found that, considering the location: my left glute 😳 I was ok on the road bike, but the MTB was a no go… I have just started back on the MTB off road without any issues now. Be prepared that they may have to leave the wound open, sometimes even with a drain in,to keep it draining freely until healed slowly from within.Posted 5 years ago
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