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A 69-year-old female asked:

I bruised a bone on my wrist 1 year ago. i still have a discoloration about the size of a nickel. does not hurt. can a bruise be permanent?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Bruises: Bruises fully heal longer than that, but posttraumatic skin pigment changes can be permanent.

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