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Is bruising a sign of healing

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Probably: As time goes by the mass should go away if not have a medical professional take a look at it. Warm compresses can facilitate getting rid of the bruis... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
No: small subcutaneous hematomas (blood under skin)-not dangerous.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Roberts
38 years experience
Due to iron in blood: After bruises, the red blood cells break down and are processed by your body. The iron in the red cells (contained in the hemoglobin) is often left be... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 years experience
Can be normal: Pain can last a long time following an injury even if you are in a cam walker. If pain continues discuss it with your physician.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Questions: Not unusual. May take months to resolve. To be sure, make an appointment with the Surgeon who removed the tooth for a post-surgical examination. Ta... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 11 years experience
Bruising: Indicates bleeding below the skin. As hemoglobin is released from spilled red blood cells, it becomes metabolized and changes color. As the subcutan... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Morrison
Specializes in Phlebology
On blood thinners?: If you are on blood thinners, take a lot of Aspirin or Ibuprofen or advil (ibuprofen)... You may take longer for bruises to go away. Ask your family d... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
There is not: Bruises are blood that has alread escaped into the area and the only way they get better is by being reabsorbed by the body. I am sorry there are no t... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Bruise/hematoma: A bruise is a discoloration of the skin due to leakage of blood from a small blood vessel or capillaries (usually due to trauma). A hematoma is the s... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 37 years experience
Itching = Healing: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body bringing healing factors to th... Read More