Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.
As you are on Plavix
) which is an antiplatelet agent, chances of bleeding tendency is high even for trivial unnoticed trauma. I suspect the same in your case.
There is nothing to panic about the situation.
* Do ice packing over the affected area once in 2-3 hours which will reduce the expansion of the bruise
by way of vasoconstriction
* Use an elastic compression bandage around the bruised area
* After 72 hours, apply moist heat fomentation for the resolution of the bruise
If your condition is not improving with the above measures, consult your treating doctor for further management.
Hope this information is helpful. Good day