Is a hematoma serious? A hematoma is seldom serious. A hematoma results from an injury that causes blood vessels to rupture. The blood that seeps from the damaged blood vessels cannot escape and pools in the soft tissue.
Is a hematoma just a bruise?
A hematoma is a larger collection of blood, usually caused by surgery, injury, or a greater trauma. Hematomas will usually reabsorb into the body, like a bruise. However, depending on the size, location and cause of the hematoma, the area may need to be drained surgically, or take a longer period of time to resolve.
Can you get a blood clot from a bruise?
A regular bruise is more spread out and may not feel like a firm lump. A hematoma usually is not a cause for concern. It is not the same thing as a blood clot in a vein, and it does not cause blood clots. Bruises that do not appear to be caused by an accidental injury may be caused by abuse.