Bruise

What is Bruise?

Bruise also called a contusion , is a type of hematoma of tissue in which capillaries and sometimes venules are damaged by trauma, allowing blood to seep, hemorrhage, or extravasate into the surrounding interstitial tissues.

Questions and answers on "Bruise"

I have a recurring bruise on the exact same spot on my thigh. I am a 20 year old female. The bruise will slowly come, stay a while, and then go away just to come back again. I've paid attention and have not run into anything any of the times. What could it mean?

doctor1 MD

Hello,

I can understand your concern for the recurring bruise on same spot on thigh.

Recurring bruise is bit common in young females of your age. It can also be due to certain medication which reduces the blood clotting functions. You can go for bleeding time, clotting time and platelet count. If...

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I slipped on a grape in the grocery store 3 weeks ago, I caught myself, unfortunatly with the bottom of the cart hitting the front of my right chin , it left a bruise and a knot which are still very sore and the bruise isn t fading. Any suggestions? It s just sore I can walk fine and really it doesn t look that bad just discolored more of an inside type bruise with a touch of surface bruising. The knot is maybe the size of a quarter.

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Thanks for writing to us

Normally, bruises will fade away in 10 to 14 days without any treatment.

A bruise is a wound caused by blunt trauma resulting in bleeding from minor blood vessels under skin and soft tissues. The discolouration of the bruise is due to blood pigments deposited in...

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I have found a bruise on my forearm after showering last night. There was also a lump or swelling underneath which was quite pronounced. This morning the lump has gone down a little. The only thing I can think of is on Wednesday I was in hospital and had my blood pressure taken and it was very tight. Otherwise no pain or anything else.

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Welcome to HCM.

You can apply a ointment thrombophob ( heparin benzyl nicotinate ) locally over the bruise to reduce the inflammation. The ointment will help to increase the blood supply over the skin.

Application for 1-2 days should help the bruise/ lump get well.

However, if there is no...

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i waxed my upper lip on sunday and i then put ice on it however it was red through out the rest of sunday and monday. however on monday i bought osiris avise recovery oil and vaseline with aloe vera and applied both twice. on tuesday morning the redness had gone down to a brownish colour. is it a bruise and will it scar?

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Just apply a streoid based cream like mometasone two times in a day over affected area and avoid sun exposure. If your skin feels dry, use a good bland medicated moisturiser to soothe your skin. Its not a bruise and it will not scar. If in 4 or 5 days you dont get much response contact your...

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I got kicked hard in my lower leg on the inner side it at the time bruised bad then my foot pooled blood.. this was two years ago and i still have a bruise .. why would it still be there.. Now i got into an accident in November hit my eye hard on the windshield and still bruised i am worried it will do the same .. why would a bruise stay and is there something i can do or take to help with this...

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Hi welcome to health care magic forum.
It appears that you have some problem with the coagulation factors of blood. You may be tested for the bleebing and clotting time, and if some thing wrong is found, you have to be tested for hematology.
I advise you to consult a hematologist for diagnosis...

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my son was kicked in the inner calf about 10 days ago while palying soccer. first it bruised black and since the past two days there is a golf size lump in the center of the bruise that feels squishy to the touch (not read or warm). no pain involved. what's the treatment?

doctor1 MD

hi; he could be having a haematoma due to injury. if there are no other symptoms simple pain killer should be enough for pain. unless infected no need for antibiotic it will resolve on its own

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Hi im 14 and i have a yellowish brownish color circle on my breast it looks like a bruise but it doesnt hurt what is it ?

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