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Fracture fixed, deep dark bruising all over - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Im a 47 yr old female in great health. Had surgery 1 and a half yrs ago on broken metatarsal that needed a screw. still have deep dark bruising all over. why?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   There is a pigment in the blood called hemosiderin
Doctor :   When there is trauma, there will be internal bleeding
Doctor :   and the hemosiderin will diffuse in to the skin and cause brown color
User :   mine is almost black
Doctor :   Then get the Doppler Ultrasoun dof
Doctor :   lower extremities
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