4 to 6 weeks
Do breast hematomas go away?
Pathophysiology. Small breast hematomas often resolve on their own within several days or weeks by means of reabsorption of the blood.
How can I make my hematoma heal faster?
Treating a hematoma in your leg
- cold compress or ice pack application for 20 to 30 minutes for the 48 hours following injury to reduce swelling.
- elevating your foot higher than your heart.
- light compression with a wrapped bandage.
- pain medication such as acetaminophen (Tylenol)
How is a breast hematoma drained?
The blood that causes a hematoma is usually reabsorbed back into your body. In some cases, the blood may need to be surgically drained, usually by reopening the incision made during breast cancer surgery. Use a heated compress on the affected area 2 to 3 times a day to help the blood reabsorb.
Do breast hematomas hurt?
This is a noncancerous lump that’s common after breast injuries or surgery. You may notice the skin is red, dimpled, or bruised. It may or may not be painful. A hematoma is an area of blood buildup where the trauma occurred.
How do I get rid of a hematoma in my breast?
Home treatment – start with ice
If you get a hematoma, place ice on the area to control the swelling for the first 48 hours: Apply ice for 20-30 minutes at a time. Use ice 3 or more times a day.
Is a hematoma serious?
The most common cause of a hematoma is injury or trauma to blood vessels. This can happen as a result of any damage to blood vessels that can disrupt the integrity of the blood vessel wall. Even minimal damage to a small blood vessel can result in a hematoma. More severe traumas can cause more major hematomas.