Are there other causes of hematoma in dogs other than blunt trauma

Are there other causes of Hematoma in dogs (inner leg) besides trauma Are there other causes of hematoma in dogs other than blunt trauma. This one is located on inner thigh/abdomen area. And how soon after "trauma" will injury appear?

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    By: Erin Broersma El Segundo, CA

    Replied on 04/19/2011

    A hematoma is essentially a bruise and is caused by some type of trauma.  Whether it be from an injury or from getting into a fight with another dog.  A fall or being stepped on are other possibilities.  As with most bruises, a hematoma would show up by the next day and as the area healed the broken blood vessels and pooled blood (which comprise the hematoma) will dissolve back into the body and it will disappear.  Watch the area and watch for any limping or soreness.  This will resolve itself within a week or so.  You can use ice packs if it appears painful.  With any injury, when it doubt, have your veterinarian take a look.

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