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Yellowish bruise on the leg after a fall. Need treatment?

hi , my name is max i am 15 and i am a bmx rider . I was recently riding my bike and i did a trick and it didnt go right and i flew off the bike and the handle bars went into my leg and i couldnt walk for 2 days. The next day i started to walk and it felt fine but now i am starting to notice a yellow color where i fell , is this something i need to get checked or is it a bruise?
Asked On : Sat, 24 Nov 2012
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Feb 2014
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Over time the pigment in blood begins to break down and turn from black/blue to yellow/green shades.

Bruises that result from bleeding into deeper tissue can often appear more on the yellow spectrum up front. If you have any concerns about this injury, it is always a good idea to make an appointment with your primary care physician.

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Answered: Fri, 23 Aug 2013
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