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How long will a broken foot stay bruised

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Weeks: A broken foot can stay bruised for 4-6 weeks after a fracture, on average. Sometimes the bruising goes away more quickly, sometimes it takes even long ... Read More
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Dr. David Laha
37 years experience Podiatry
1-3 weeks: Bruising depends on several factors. Follow your doctors directions for best results. Dr l.
Dr. Adam Ringler
17 years experience Podiatry
Bruised Foot: Bruising is blood that has leaked into the skin. Slowly the body will 'absorb' this and it will change colors from purple, to green to yellow. It ma ... Read More

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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Taylor
15 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: It may be as short as 1 week, but usually lasts several weeks, and up to 6 weeks, depending on the type and severity of break.
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Dr. Rudolf Zak
18 years experience Podiatry
Bruising : It can last several weeks up to a month . It depends on how severe the fracture was.
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Dr. Randy Lisch
37 years experience Podiatry
3 weeks: The small blood vessels are broken when you have a broken foot, and just like a black eye, the bruising will usually go away in 3 weeks.
A 9-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Broken Bones: Without knowing the results of the radiographs, it is hard to advise you. We're use to virtually immediate results here in the US, not 3 to 5 days. I ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Yes: Sometimes a bone fracture takes a week to show up on an X-ray. If it still hurts at that time, get a new X-ray.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
40 years experience Podiatry
Bruise: Sometimes after an injury the bruise changes color as it is reabsorbed.. New appearance that appears to be like an acute bruise could be continued da ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: If foot is still broken then motion from the bones could be an irritation and create bruising. If concerned see a podiatrist.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
An X-ray: Can differentiate.
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Genkin
11 years experience Podiatry
MRI: I suggest further evaluation with an MRI to evaluate the inside part of your bone a swell as the soft tissue around the injury.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Latva
41 years experience Podiatry
PT: I would have your doctor order a course of physical therapy. Also, maybe an MRI of the calf is in order.
A member asked:
Dr. James McClurg
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Something : Something is not right. Have some follow up x rays. The fracture may not be healing normally. If the fracture is good look into the peroneal tendons.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Hendrix
26 years experience Podiatry
Foot fracture: It can take several weeks for bruising and discoloration and swelling to completely resolve. Meanwhile, make sure you are under the care of your phys ... Read More
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