When blood leaks from vessels into tissue, it is referred to as a hematoma or a bruise. A hematoma happens due to a damage in the wall of a capillary, vein, artery, or blood vessel, which then leads to blood collecting outside of the vessel. This blood is then leaking into tissues where it doesn't belong, giving it a bluish color over time.
A hematoma (bruise) is caused by injury to the blood vessels, which then bleed into the surrounding tissue. Genetic diseases such as hemophilia, taking medication that thins the blood, and other blood clotting disorders can cause a large hematoma even with a minor injury. If a hematoma occurs in the skull, it is an emergency situation, as the leaking blood can put pressure on the brain.
A recent hematoma presents on the skin at first as a spot with a red-blue coloration. This abnormal coloration can change over the course of its presence, from blue, brown, green, and yellow, until it heals, usually after 2 weeks. Hematomas of the skin are painful when pressure is applied and may be slightly raised. If hematomas affect other organs, this can lead to a different set of symptoms depending on the location. A hematoma in the skull can cause consciousness issues, whereas a hematoma in a joint can cause joint pain.
Hematomas of the soft tissues and skin are treated often with measures summarized as "rest, ice, compression and elevation" (RICE). These measures can be helpful to reduce the extension of the hematoma. The inflammation surrounding the blood is usually the origin of the pain and can be treated with over-the-counter painkillers depending on the underlying health issue of the patient. Treatment for hematomas regarding other organs in the body depends upon what organ system is involved. In these cases, treatment will be tailored to the case suiting the situation at hand. If the hematoma occurs in the skull or in a joint, it may require a surgery to amongst others cause a relief.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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