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What causes bruising after exercise?

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Posted on Wed, 20 May 2015
Question: Hi my 9 year old came home fromgymnastics with terrible bruises that are red and splotted on both buttocks. They were doing butt jumps on trampoline for quite a long time. The floor trampoline. I have never seen any bruisedike this before and i am concerned. Should i take her in for blood work? This has never happened.
They were jumping really hatd in butts dor a long time. Should i be worried?
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Answered by Dr. Swarnava Dattagupta (41 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Apply ice and painkiller if required; provide a photograph if possible

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Welcome to HCM.
This is Dr. Swarnava Dattagupta answering your query.

I understand your concern.
Bruising is common after sports where body contact is involved. Gymnastics is one of them. Unless the bruises are very painful or swelled you should not worry. Apply ice locally and give her paracetamol or ibuprofen for pain. It would be better to avoid practice for a couple of days till pain or swelling ceases if any. Blood work is not needed now unless she has history of easy bruises before. Provide a photograph if possible.

Hope this was helpful.
Consult me for further queries.
Regards.
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What causes bruising after exercise?

Brief Answer: Apply ice and painkiller if required; provide a photograph if possible Detailed Answer: Hello. Welcome to HCM. This is Dr. Swarnava Dattagupta answering your query. I understand your concern. Bruising is common after sports where body contact is involved. Gymnastics is one of them. Unless the bruises are very painful or swelled you should not worry. Apply ice locally and give her paracetamol or ibuprofen for pain. It would be better to avoid practice for a couple of days till pain or swelling ceases if any. Blood work is not needed now unless she has history of easy bruises before. Provide a photograph if possible. Hope this was helpful. Consult me for further queries. Regards.