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how long do bruises last

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
27 years experience Sports Medicine
Bruises: Most bruises resolve within 4-6 weeks, some a bit longer. You can have permanent skin discoloration even after the injury has healed.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Bruise: The amount of time it takes to heal is highly variable from person to person. For the first 24 hours, i would ice the effected area to minimize the sp ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Depends upon how severe. It can be a few days to several weeks.
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Dr. Vicki Levine
41 years experience Dermatology
Muliple reasons: There can be many reasons for petichae some of which are serious and some of which are not. It is important to see a dermatologist to have them evalua ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Longtime: Bruises can last for a longtime but if persists see doctor to see why.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Boxer
48 years experience Urology
Penile injury: Injuries that result in bruises can last a short or longer time, depending upon the extent of injury, whether you are taking a blood thinner, have a c ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Most bruises: Resolve within about a week.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherer
37 years experience Anesthesiology
Coaguation: It usually means you have a coagulation problem, either with your clotting factors or blood platelets. See an internist or hematologist soon.
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A female asked:
Dr. Jana Tomsky Corvalan
27 years experience Family Medicine
Could be permanent..: If you injured your scull - as bruise .Hematoma ( blood collection in subcutaneous tissue) heals over time - body uses its mechanism for absorbing it ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
48 years experience Family Medicine
Should resolve: This should resolve as a normal bruise does, however, if it does not--then get an exam.
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