Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Abdominal Hematoma Treatment

Most abdominal contusions can be treated at home with cold compresses and nonprescription pain medications. The pain and swelling usually resolves within 2-3 days. However, the bruising may take 1-2 weeks to resolve. Severe contusions that involve the underlying abdominal muscles take longer to heal. They may remain swollen for a week, and cause more severe pain that lasts for a couple of weeks.

Treatment for an abdominal contusion may include:

Abdominal Hematoma Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat an abdominal contusion:

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Last Updated: Jan 27, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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