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How do I speed the recovery process from a hematoma in the groin?

Posted by DeAnnaODell

In January I was diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism, they put me on Lovenox 60mg 2xs per day and coumadin 5mg per day, which kept my levels between 2-3. Abount a month ago I started bleeding internally, in the intestine. They wanted to do a endoscopy but only after a platelet transfusion, which I had an alergic reaction to. Outpatient was going to schedule it for the next week or two, since the bleeding stopped, so that  they could find out where it was coming from. In the meantime, I suffered a very minor injury, when I twisted, and the muscle on the left side just above my pelvic started bleeding internally, causing a large hematoma. The hospital stopped the coumadin and lovinox and put in a IVC filter through the femoral artery. The pain from the hematoma was the worse pain I have ever had in my life. So now I can barely walk and the doctors say that it could take 4 - 6 weeks for the blood to get out of the muscle, before the pain goes away. Should I stay of my leg or should I be trying to excercise it to help the pain, or is this just going to take a while before I can walk again. What can I do to help it heal faster?


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