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how long does it take a bruise to show up

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Not always seen: Sometimes a child may be abused without a bruise appearing. For example one fractures.

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: This varies from person to person. You may never see a bruise at all, or it may bruise almost immediately. Be sure to see your orthopedist for managem ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. RAJESH Sehgal
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Make sure u are not having a blood clot.Get an ultra sound.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Hours: It can come with in an hour.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
3-6 weeks: 3-6 weeks.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Bruising: It depends on several factors, but typically 1-2 weeks is common. If the trauma was to deep muscle or a large surface area it could take longer. Also, ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
40 years experience Dermatology
Varies: Usually 1-2 weeks, faster head, slower feet.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Depends on what: Is bruised. If your vertebral bone is actually bruised, it might take up to 3 months. But if it just muscle, much less. Speak with your doctor, or ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience Family Medicine
Months to years: Coccydina, aka tailbone pain can come from mild to severe trauma of the tip of the tailbone. Sitting on a notched pillow (not a donut shaped pillow) c ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Get the knot out.: The knot under the bruise can take as little as a week and over a year to completely resolve. There are occasions that the knot will always be there, ... Read More

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