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Bruise In Legs
Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more
I fell, bruised/cut leg. Aprox 4 in. Long, pretty deep. Cut has healed/scarred. Underneath it's hard, lumpy and painful. Remedies?
Bruise: For the first 24 hours, i would ice the effected area to minimize the spread of the bruise. After 48 hours, heat may be applied to allow the blood to disperse about the body. The amount of time it takes to heal is highly variable from person to person. ...Read more
You really can't: Bruises take time to heal. You cannot rush the healing. ...Read more
I got a big dark bruise on leg with lighter colored lump in the middle. Hasn't improved in 4 days. No pain except when touching the lump. What to do?
"Normal bruising": It's likely that you bumped into something but didn't pay it any mind. The lump is probably a small area of bleeding( hematoma). This area will slowly resolve with the bluish color turning yellowish and then disappearing. No specific treatment is needed. This type of bruising is common in the lower extremities. If you have frequent development of bruises you should see your physician. ...Read more
I bruised my leg in February. It's still there just faintly. I can still see where it was. Should I be concerned?
Bruise on leg from a fall on a scooter , what is the treatment how long does the pain last there is no swelling , just discoloration ?
Pain: It depends whether you bruised your muscle oly or had a bone bruise as well. Initiallt iwould use ice packs to reduce the swelling. After 48 hours i would start using hot packs especially if you have only muscle involvement. A bone bruise may take up to 2 months to heal. Discolorationmay take up to a month to clear depending on how ectensive the bruise is. ...Read more
My daughter is nearly 5 but always seems to have excessive bruises on legs both of them , is something wrong as do not know how she gets so many?
Check up time: She's probably fine, just a normal, active 5 year old. However, she should get a check up and a blood test to be sure. Make sure she eats plenty of phytonutrient dense foods (that means vegetables and fruit). Vitamin c is one vitamin important in prevention of bruising. Iron and zinc are a couple others. ...Read more