Hematoma in the uterus
Bruising in the uterus is especially common in the first few weeks of pregnancy. Depending on the location and size of the hematoma, this may be either harmless or unsafe for pregnancy. Frequently the hematoma is caused by the implantation of the embryo in the uterus. In addition, the bruise can also be caused by the different rapid growth of the uterus and uterine lining.
Typical symptoms of hematoma in the uterus include abdominal pain and bleeding. During pregnancy, it is important to consult a doctor for such symptoms or seek hospitalization. Here it can be determined if the cause of the discomfort is actually a hematoma in the uterus.
If such a hematoma is present, the pregnant patient is usually prescribed bed rest. In addition, magnesium, which relaxes the muscles, and progesterone, which promotes the absorption of bruising, are also administered. In most cases, the bruise disappears by itself over time. Especially in the early phase of pregnancy, a hematoma in the uterus but also cause a miscarriage.
Hematoma on the knee
A fall during sports and it happened: The next morning, the knee is swollen, it hurts and it has formed a large bruise. Fortunately, this usually heals itself after a few days - by cooling and high-altitude storage of the affected area, the healing process can be favored.
If bloody outpourings occur more frequently in the knee, this can increase the risk of joint arthrosis in the long term. If the hematoma hurts strongly or does not disappear after two weeks, you should consult a doctor.
Hematoma after surgery
Bleeding is more common during surgery, which is why bruising often occurs. In order to avoid over-training of hematomas, drainage tubes are often placed in the wound during surgery, which carry away the blood produced by the rebleeding.
In general, despite drainage, the development of hematomas after an operation is usually impossible. As a rule, such a bruise heals itself after two to three weeks. If this is not the case, or if you notice severe swelling of the affected area, you should contact your doctor.