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hematoma on neck

I had C4-5 and 5-6 fused 10 days ago. I have a hard lump at the incision site.  Doc said it should go away on its own.  I dont think it will and it is ugly.  He told me to use warm moist heat and then cold.  And massage that area.  This has not done anything in past 3 days.  Now what do I do?
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Hello!

It takes some time for absorption of the collected blood. You should follow strict asepsis and maintain complete hygiene to avoid any infection.

Follow all instructions by applying warm moist heat followed by ice packs and massage the area till the haematoma is absorbed.

If there is no change after a week you would need to follow up with your surgeon for checking other possibilities.

Take care!
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