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Bruise seems to be getting worse after an accident

So last friday I got smashed between my car and a car that didn t have it s emergency brake on. The car wasn t going to fast, but i ended up with some bruising on my legs. One bruise in particular started really small and light coloring with a couple darker grey dots on top. The last time I looked at them was Tuesday, and nothing had changed. Today, Thursday, I looked and its got much worse. The bruise is dark, and the parts that were originally really dark are now red. Is this something to be concerned about? I m 20, female, and have not past problems like this :D
Asked On : Fri, 11 Mar 2011
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Welcome to healthcare magic.The bruise you mentioned, if its red, with swelling and also pain around that area, there are possibilities it is getting infected. You could start with an antibiotic ointment, applied locally.Within a day or two, if no improvement, should switch over to oral ones.But what you mentioned if it is pertaining to bone /joint, then you need to get an X-ray done.Do get it shown to a doctor, in case not healing within couple of days.
Answered: Fri, 11 Mar 2011
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