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Doctor insights on: How Long Do Deep Bruises Last

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymoses are bruises. Bruises are purple or red collections of blood under the skin that appear after blood vessels in the skin break, causing the blood to spread through the tissues ...Read more


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How long do bruises normally last?

How long do bruises normally last?

Bruise: The amount of time it takes to heal is highly variable from person to person. 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. ...Read more

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How long do bruises last? Is it possible for them to stay forever?

How long do bruises last? Is it possible for them to stay forever?

Bruises: Most bruises resolve within 4-6 weeks, some a bit longer. You can have permanent skin discoloration even after the injury has healed. ...Read more

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How long does a bruise normally last?

How long does a bruise normally last?

Longtime: Bruises can last for a longtime but if persists see doctor to see why. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a penile bruise last?

On average, how long will a penile bruise last?

Penile injury: Injuries that result in bruises can last a short or longer time, depending upon the extent of injury, whether you are taking a blood thinner, have a clotting problem, or re-injure it. You should see a urologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you bruise easily and they last a long time?

What does it mean when you bruise easily and they last a long time?

Coaguation: It usually means you have a coagulation problem, either with your clotting factors or blood platelets. See an internist or hematologist soon. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more