Posted 4/2/2012 8:57 AM (GMT -6)
I've had a large hematoma, not that location, last over a month and then leave an iron deposit which looked likr the hematoma was still there. I had pain for about 4 weeks with it too.
The size of the hematoma can be the thing that causes it to remain long, but as FD said, check with your doctor.
I had a groin hematoma from a stent procedure once, because all he did to close the artery was to have a nurse put pressure on it for a while. I went to a different doctor for my second stent. He used a little machine to put a couple of stitches in the artery. Snick, snick! No pressure needed, no hematoma, no pain. It takes training and practice to use the machine and not all docs do it. I will definitely ask if I need anything like that again.