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what is the difference between a blood clot and a bruise

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Clots are deeper: A bruise you can see on the skin. A clot, especially a significant one is in the deep veins and is not visible.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dailey
20 years experience Family Medicine
Clot is worse: A bruise occurs when blood leaks out of capillaries into the surrounding tissue. A clot is when blood coagulates within a vein or artery. A clot can ... Read More
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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
31 years experience Cardiology
Different names: Blood clot and bruises are both referring to the same thing -- we call bruises based on the appearance and it is a blood clot in the superficial tissu ... Read More
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Location: Blood clots occurs within blood vessels, when liquid blood solidifies. Outside of blood vessels, thiscollection is called a hematoma. A bruise occrs ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernie Ordonez
57 years experience Bariatrics
big difference: A bruise is obvious and so is hematoma. Blood clot no.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
Interrelated Careful: Bruise: blood outside vessel. Blood is water with added salts, proteins and cells (~1000:1 red/white). As a liquid, it is also a hydraulic fluid with ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
A superficial clot: Could. A deep venous thrombosis typically is more painful and often associated with swelling.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahrooz Eshaghian
15 years experience Hematology
It can: Please see a healthcare professional.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernie Ordonez
57 years experience Bariatrics
no: Hematoma from contusion is accumulation of blood will show bruised mark.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernie Ordonez
57 years experience Bariatrics
fast enough: Severity can trigger blot formation or hematoma esp. If you take blood thinner.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
38 years experience Radiology
Hmm hard to say: Could be a hematoma. Could be a mass. If you are concerned see a doctor. Any blood clot in the lower extremities could migrate to yuor lung althoug ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernie Ordonez
57 years experience Bariatrics
no: You know and I am telling you not so.

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