How large or firm is a standard self-curable hematoma?

On day 5, I developed a large ball of fluid/blood above and behind my right testicle. It is the size of a green grape and just as firm as a slightly overripe grape. Using a heating pad, taking ibuprofen, and relaxing for the most part. Wearing a jock strap helps with pain. I have an office job. Will that be a problem to go into work without my heat pad? Bruising is not getting worse but the ball feels slightly firmer every day. Should I ask to get sliced and drained now?

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Answered by John C. McHugh, MD

As hematomas go, your area is small. It will resolve slowly, with time. If it takes a turn for the worse, such as more pain or redness, then concerns about infection come into play. In the latter case, you'd need to see your doctor.

Published on Apr 12, 2019

Answered by John C. McHugh, MD (View Profile)

As hematomas go, your area is small. It will resolve slowly, with time. If it takes a turn for the worse, such as more pain or redness, then concerns about infection come into play. In the latter case, you'd need to see your doctor.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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