Hi--has there been a ct scan done to evaluate this assumed haematoma?
Yes, he has had 2 CT Scans in past month. First showed large haematoma, second showed it a bit smaller.
It changed. It started thin and watery, although it still looked like proper blood to me but I believe it was blood mixed with "seres" (spelling not sure of). Then it got thicker and this was apparently old blood. It remains thicker and redder most of the time.
I rather suspected that was how it would turn out, i.e. further exploration required and maybe a tidy up of anything leaking. Surgeon reluctant to do that so far, as it would probably interfere with the mesh implanted at hernia operation, and it might take two further ops - one to tidy up whatever is leaking, and one to re-do the hernia. Do you think it's likely to be a further two ?
OK, thank you for all that, one last question -it would be a vein/veins as it's not pumping, but why/how would any vessel/vessels still be open and actively bleeding ? He's a quick healer and in good health. The NHS doctor who was called out on Boxing Day said "it was just your luck".