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what are some quick ways to make a bruise fade it go away quickly?

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Usually takes : Three weeks. I imagine things that increase the blood supply to an area will remove the blood cells that are in the tissue.

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A 33-year-old male asked:

Why do I get so bruise up real quick?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Medications, thin sk: Medications such as packs coumarin and Aspirin will lead to easy bruising. Older thin skin bruises easily and vitamin defciencies , especially vitamin c or low zinc can increase bruising. There can also be problem with clotting. Have doctor review meds, and do evaluation with platelet count, pt and prt to rule out any underlying problems.Then can add vitamin c and zinc to decrease bruising.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

What does it mean when you bruise easy and stay bruised for long period of time?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Poor clottong: Blood vessels are fragile or platelet count is low. Suggest blood test for platelets, ptp and ppt with your primary.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What would cause a bruise with no known reason?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Abnormal clotting: Abnormalities of blood clotting mechanisms, e.g., low platelet counts, fragile blood vessels, low coagulation factors can result in bruising without trauma. If you are experiencing such symptoms, see your doctor.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Describe the features of a bruise.?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Bruise: When the skin is traumatized, usually by a direct blow, small capillaries are damaged and leak blood cells. These spread through the interspaces under the skin leading to the bluish discoloration called a bruise. Unless associated with bleeding disorders, or the trauma caused deeper injury, these can be treated with icing for 2-3 days and then heat later to resolve the bruise.
A 47-year-old member asked:

I bruise very easily. What causes this?

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Dr. Allison Greco
Dr. Allison Greco answered
General Practice 9 years experience
Many causes: Brusing may be normal, and inherited genetically. It may also be an indication of a vitamin deficiency, or a deficiency in the compounds needed for blood clotting. Your doctor can run simple blood tests to determine the causes of bruising.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
medications can be responsible too such as aspirin and other similar drugs.
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