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how long does it tahe for a bruise to be visable on the arm

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Same as elsewhere...: Usually 10-14 days to completely resolve. You can hasten this process after about 3 days from the needle stick by using warm compresses to facilitate ... Read More

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Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
25 years experience Sports Medicine
10 days: Usually a bruise resolves in 7 to 10 days. It will change color from blue to green to yellow as it revolves.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Bruising: Consider connective tissue disorder, anticoagulation from blood thinners, excess vitamin e, vasculitis, dermatitis, varicose veins, or more rare condi ... Read More
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Dr. James Seward
21 years experience Dermatology
Typically : Typically that is caused by "actinic purpura" which occurs after age and sun damage thin the skin and cause it to bruise more easily. There is not ea ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Several: weeks to completely heal.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Widman
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
Ortho: May want to get another xray. Sometimes occult (hidden) fractures will show up several days later on repeat films. Continue to ice and keep elevated.
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Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See a physiatrist: If the nerve is trapped (and not severed), it will take several months for it to return to normal. Physician therapy may help to maintain the integri ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sling/ time: If your diagnosis is really just a contusion to your shoulder then a NSAID ( Ibuprofen ), sling and time will help. If u are not getting better in 2-3 ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Breakdown product: The yellowish stain in your skin is from breakdown products of the red blood cells and the stain may take a couple of weeks to clear.
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Dr. Ashwin Patel
41 years experience Urgent Care
See primary M.D.: Bruising at puncture sight from needle is very common and clears out in about a week. However having bleeding around elbow and knee is bothersome, You ... Read More

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