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.

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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