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Erik D
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So my follow up surgery was last week (they took the screws out of my ankle). Since then, I have this large red and purple spot that hurts like all hell to the touch. How long do I have to put up with this?

(My surgeon was the one who diagnosed hematoma--she doesn't think it's an infection since it's not at the incision site, but gave me an antibiotic just to be safe.)
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I'm not a medical professional in any way, but isn't hematoma just a fancy name for a bruise?

EDIT: Well a quick browse of the intarwebz tells me that I am not quite correct...

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The medical term ecchymosis is what most people would recognize as a bruise, or blood that has leaked out of an injured blood vessel beneath the skin. Another word for this injury is a contusion. An ecchymosis tends to be flat while a hematoma has more of a three dimensional character to it. As well, hematomas may occur in any organ and not just under the skin.
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I had a small hematoma, it disappeared after about 2 years. My cousin's second child had a golf ball sized hematoma on his forehead that slowly went away after he turned 4. It took about 6 months to fully go away after it started to subside.
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