I had a lumpectomy in early March. Ever since I have a large hematoma beside the scar. The scar has completely
healed and I have no pain. After an ultrasound in late April the surgeon told it would absorb back into the body in 3-4
months but is now 9 months and it is still there. I have to see the surgeon again shortly. Should it take this long for
the hematoma to dissolve. Would surgery be done to remove if it does not resolve within a time span. Can it be left alone if it doesnt resolve. It isnt bothering me in the slightest and I dont want surgery unless completely necessary.
Hematomas can take a considerable amount of time to re-absorb. Usually after the initial advice immediately after surgery (ice pack), warm compresses are recommended to aid in the absorption. I would doubt surgical removal unless the hematoma has become a real problem. Regards ...
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