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Hematoma vs. hyperemia vs. hemangioma

  1. 0 I realize that this is probably a very loaded question, but here goes -

    Could anyone explain to me the difference between the following 3 terms: hematoma, hyperemia, hemangioma. Esp the first 2.

    I have read the definitions in my books. I think I understand them to a certain extent, but I am kind of wanting to hear it put in layman's terms. Would esp like to hear from any graduates out there who have already worked with and seen these 3 conditions, and what causes them, etc. (Of course, all responses are welcome.)

    Again - very loaded question, I realize. But if you submit an answer, I'll give you a cookie.
  2. Visit  Jedi of Zen profile page

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  3. Visit  Marie_LPN, RN profile page
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    hematoma-- blood pooling under skin

    hyperemia--eye redness

    hemangioma--red birthmark
  4. Visit  EricJRN profile page
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    Hyperemia is an increase in blood flow to a part of the body, where a hematoma is a collection of blood under the skin (as in an injury).

    Neither of these should be confused with hyphema, which is a pooling of blood in the anterior chamber of an injured eye.
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  5. Visit  Jedi of Zen profile page
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    Quote from Marie_LPN

    hyperemia--eye redness

    What's your source on that?
  6. Visit  Marie_LPN, RN profile page
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    Quote from Jedi of Zen
    What's your source on that?
    webmd.com
  7. Visit  jmgrn65 profile page
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    hyperemia describes the increase of blood flow to different tissues in the body. it can have medical implications, but is also a regulatory response, allowing change in blood supply to different tissues through vasodilation
  8. Visit  jmgrn65 profile page
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    a hemangioma is an abnormal build up of blood vessels in the skin or internal organs.[1] it is also described as a congenital benign skin lesion consisting of dense, usually elevated masses of dilated blood vessels".
  9. Visit  beth66335 profile page
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    Everything you ever wanted to know about Hemangiomas; www.medhelp.org/HealthTopics/Hemangioma.html
  10. Visit  Jedi of Zen profile page
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    Quote from Marie_LPN
    webmd.com
    I see that the term "hyperemia" is used in webmd's section on pinkeye. However, I don't think hyperemia refers only to eye redness, does it?
  11. Visit  beth66335 profile page
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    Quote from Jedi of Zen
    I see that the term "hyperemia" is used in webmd's section on pinkeye. However, I don't think hyperemia refers only to eye redness, does it?
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...=Google+Search

    Try this link.
  12. Visit  EricJRN profile page
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    Quote from Jedi of Zen
    I see that the term "hyperemia" is used in webmd's section on pinkeye. However, I don't think hyperemia refers only to eye redness, does it?
    Not just the eyes. Also doesn't describe redness associated with factors other than increased blood flow.

    Here's a link to an article that describes an example of abdominal hyperemia:

    http://ajpgi.physiology.org/cgi/cont...act/255/5/G542


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