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Is it normal for a bruise to spread

A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Common: Not normal but common given the size of the bruise. It should slowly improve with time.

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Yes it is: Usually when you fracture your foot, the bone bleed, with gravity the blood travel to the bottom and form what we call hematoma, it take a little time... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Although CBC is normal, i.e. you have normal platelet count but platelet dysfunction may still present. Side effects of Lexapro could be platelet dysf... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Bruise,: Sorry to hear about your bruise. However, what you describe is common. The bruise often spreads and this allows your body to ""clean it up". This may ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael McGonigal
General Surgery 39 years experience
Usually a few days: Most of the time, these areas last only a few days. Sometimes there is a little bleeding at the injection site and it may last longer, usually 1-2 wee... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Probably not: ? What caused the bruise ? But most bruises hurt the blood in there causes some discomfort on it's own this should clear up pretty rapidly hot ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
This type of: blunt trauma could cause both swelling and bruising.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Bruising: Toddlers get lot of bruises due to frequent falls. Common sites as you mentioned, knees, shins. Bruises at different ages of healing are seen in this ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
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Yes: The itch is due to skin sensitivity after the inflammatory response. Apply some Calamine with Vaseline daily.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Longtime: Bruises can last for a longtime but if persists see doctor to see why.

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