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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymosis = subcutaneous bleeding covering a diameter ...Read more


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How to heal forefoot bruise?

How to heal forefoot bruise?

Rest: Rest area, reduce pressure on area, give it 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Could you make bruises heal faster?

Could you make bruises heal faster?

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

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How long does it take for a bruise to heal?

How long does it take for a bruise to heal?

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

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Why does the skin over my bruise not heal well?

Why does the skin over my bruise not heal well?

Sensitive: A bruise represent trauma to the skin, soft tissue and blood vessels. The skin overlying a bruise may stay tender and sensitive for some time. ...Read more

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Can anything be done to help bruises heal faster?

Can anything be done to help bruises heal faster?

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

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How long does a bruised collarbone have to heal for?

How long does a bruised collarbone have to heal for?

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

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If my spine is bruised how long does it take to heal?

If my spine is bruised how long does it take to heal?

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

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About how long does it take for a bruised tailbone to heal?

About how long does it take for a bruised tailbone to heal?

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

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About how long does it take for a knot under a bruise to heal?

About how long does it take for a knot under a bruise to heal?

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

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My wounds never heal (cuts, bruises, etc.). What could be the problem?

My wounds never heal (cuts, bruises, etc.). What could be the problem?

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

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Doctors! What actually happens when a bruise forms and how does it heal?

Doctors! What actually happens when a bruise forms and how does it heal?

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

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HELP! Do broken capillaries heal on their own??? Do bruises always cause broken capillaries?

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

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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

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

See below: 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

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What to do if I had cellulites bruise from a burn and it won't heal?

What to do if I had cellulites bruise from a burn and it won't heal?

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

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I am curious if cuts and bruises heals itself, why tooth cavity doesn't?

I am curious if cuts and bruises heals itself, why tooth cavity doesn't?

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

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Bruise that does not heal.

Bruise that does not heal.

Must be addressed: Are you diabetic? Diabetes makes healing prolonged/difficult. Depending on site/ maybe poor blood supply, and slow healing. Safest thing is to: consider a visit to dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can a bruise heal more quickly?

How can a bruise heal more quickly?

It can't: The resorbs the blood at a fixed rate of time. ...Read more

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When a bruise is a yellowy brownish color how long will it be until it's heal?

When a bruise is a yellowy brownish color how long will it be until it's heal?

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

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How long does it take for a bruised side to heal? It hurts when I lay on that side. It's been almost 2weeks.

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

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Will bruised pudendal nerve heal?

Will bruised pudendal nerve heal?

Sometimes: They can improve on their own. Sometimes it takes time for nerves to heal. In meantime, minimize pressure on nerve with seat cushions or avoiding sittig for extended periods
Resources: http://www. Oswego. Edu
www. Pelvicpain. Org ...Read more

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How long for a bruised tooth to heal?

How long for a bruised tooth to heal?

Bruised tooth: If you. Are concerned about trauma, this will depend on the trauma. Sometimes the trauma is great enough to cause the nerve to die and a root canal may be needed. If you have mobility or pain this should be evaluated by a dentist ...Read more

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How long does it take a bruised nail to heal?

How long does it take a bruised nail to heal?

Nail bruise: Depends on which nail. Fingernails grow faster than toenails. Also depends on age since older age takes longer for nails to grow. Plan on 4-6 weeks for fingernail and 6-12 months for toenail. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a needle bruise to heal?

How long does it take for a needle bruise to heal?

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

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On average, how long will a bruised bone take to heal?

On average, how long will a bruised bone take to heal?

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

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Can you bruise a muscle and if you can how long to heal?

Can you bruise a muscle and if you can how long to heal?

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

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