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Bruises That Don T Heal
My toe is badly bruised. I don't know how it happened. It's been like this for many months now, I thought it would heal, but its only getting worst.
Toe bruise: If it's like that for last 3 months with no improvement I advise you to get it checked with your physician ...Read more
SImple means: With injury to our tissues, inflammation (red, hot, swelling, tenderness) occurs. There is leakage of blood from damaged capillaries and veins which collects under the skin and causes the purple blue coloring we call a bruise. Over time, damaged tissues heal and blood collections are reabsorbed. Protect the area to promote fastest healing. Motrin/advil will help. ...Read more
Bruising: It depends on several factors, but typically 1-2 weeks is common. If the trauma was to deep muscle or a large surface area it could take longer. Also, if you are on aspirin, warfarin, or other meds that affect the blood system it could take longer. Disorders of the blood system such as low platelets can cause easy bruising. ...Read more
See answer: Once you injure yourself and start to develop a bruise, you can immediately put ice on the area to keep the swelling down in an attempt to have less blood leak under the skin. The less the size of the bruise, and the less blood, it will heal faster. Other than that, nature must simply take its course and time will heal the area. ...Read more
Up to a year: A "bone bruise", or subperiosteal hematoma, can cause significant discomfort for a few months then be tender to touch somewaht for a year or more. ...Read more
Depends on what: Is bruised. If your vertebral bone is actually bruised, it might take up to 3 months. But if it just muscle, much less. Speak with your doctor, or othopedic specialist, for more precise prognosis. ...Read more
Months to years: Coccydina, aka tailbone pain can come from mild to severe trauma of the tip of the tailbone. Sitting on a notched pillow (not a donut shaped pillow) can help. A steroid injection into the coccyx can be very effective. Rarely surgery is required. Time to call your family doc. ...Read more
Get the knot out.: The knot under the bruise can take as little as a week and over a year to completely resolve. There are occasions that the knot will always be there, only smaller. This depends on the size, location and type of injury that caused it. In the initial stages of the injury, ice can be applied to minimize bleeding. After 48 hours, heat application can speed the dissolving of the lump. ...Read more
Check everything: Poor wound healing: you need a thorough medical exam and blood tests: short list: diabetes causes poor wound healing, platelet disorder, liver complications, inr test, lack of certain clotting factors in the blood (usually genetic)... There are too many to list which means you must see your pcp asap, do not let this go. Medical intervention is paramount. Best of luck! ...Read more
Blood collection: With damage to our tissues and blood vessels, they leak blood. Bleeding below the skin however will collect and form a clot in the deeper tissues which is called hematoma. If the bleeding occurs in the skin layers however, this visible purplish colored collection is called a bruise. The blood will absorb over time as a natural part of healing. ...Read more
Bruises: Broken capillaries do heal on their own over time. Also A bruise is the result of broken blood vessels under the skin due to trauma - the discoloration seen is due to the blood that has been leaked by the damaged vessels. The bruise changes color as the blood under the bruise slowly get broken down and reabsorbed. ...Read more
It takes months and months for any cuts to heal, and weeks for bruises to go away. How can I fix this condition? It's negatively effecting my life
You should be evaluated for deficiencies of certain vitamins and improper nutrition habits or medications you may be taking.
Bruising will probably get better after about three weeks of taking vit k, then I would continue. That is only if you are not taking blood thinners.
Speak to a nutrition specialist. ...Read more
I am a 53 year old female with bruising on my cheekbones that has been there for several years. Is there anything I can do or take to help it heal.
Not bruising: Unless you have been hit or had trauma, that is not bruising on your cheeks. Please get evaluated ...Read more
See derm/plastics: Burn scars can be difficult to treat and may require multiple modalities. I would first recommend silastic gel sheeting as the initial modality. This typically requires at least 6-10 hours a day and up to 6 months (opinions vary). Topical pressure and massage therapy may help. Use high SPF protection. Laser/IPL may help to diminish redness ...Read more
Blood Supply: Cuts are healed by new cells growing over a wound. Once a tooth is formed it does not change on the outside of the tooth. A cavity is the erosion of a part of a tooth, that has no blood supply or the tooth cells to grow new parts of the tooth. So once a cavity has reach a certain size it can not be reversed, it must be removed. Then a filling can replace the destroyed parts. ...Read more
Three to Four Weeks.: A bruise and its accompanying discoloration is the result of bleeding into injured tissue. The body the breaks down the blood into iron and other components the produce the yellowish and brown discoloration. The process of clearing up the "mess" takes a few weeks but this also depends on how much blood has to be removed. Longer for more. ...Read more
How long does it take for a bruised side to heal? It hurts when I lay on that side. It's been almost 2weeks.
Bruise: Typically 4-6 weeks. Maybe longer depending on the injury. Check with your primary physician or get c-Rays to rule out a broken bone- rib, hip, etc. Those can take longer to heal. ...Read more
Bruised: Depends on the source of the bruise.... ...Read more
Depends: Depends upon the size of the bruise. A small needle can lacerate a large artery and cause a large bruise. Conversely a large needle can injure nothing. All depends on the luck of the "draw." Once blood is seen in the skin it will take a week or two before it goes through the typical color change and resolution. ...Read more
Simple healing: With injury to tissues, inflammation (red, hot, swelling, tenderness) occurs. There is leakage of blood from damaged capillaries and veins which collects under the skin and causes the purple blue coloring we call a bruise. Over time, damaged tissues heal and blood collections are reabsorbed slowly. Protect the area to promote fastest healing. Motrin/advil may help. ...Read more
Yes and depends: Muscles will bruise with blunt trauma and there may be intramuscular bleeding. The amount of time for healing depends on the severity of injury and may vary from a few days to 4-6 weeks. ...Read more