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How Long For Bruised Nerve To Heal
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
Varies a lot: Could be a few weeks to a few months. In general, nerves are the slowest healing tissues in our bodies. ...Read more
Would a pinched nerve sometimes have diffuse pain and other times be localized, feel like a bruise under skin? Has been 3 mths? How long to heal?
Varies: It varies somewhat, but in general a pinched nerve cause pain at the site it is pinched to a variable degree and then pain along the specific distribution of the nerve. For example, pinching the L 5 nerve root on the right causes pain that runs down the back of the thigh, outside of leg, and the top of foot. ...Read more
Not quickly: If your problem is only a bruised muscles, improvement should occur within 6 weeks at the longest. But nerves heal more slowly--at a rate of 1 mm. Per day. So for long nerves, this could involve months. ...Read more
6-8 weeks: If known to be only bruised, function usually returns in 6-8 weeks. If partially or totally cut or crushed, surgical repair may be necessary. ...Read more
How long will it take a bruised nerve in my head, near the back of my right ear to heal? Been suffering for almost two weeks. Thanks
Depends: Damage to the nerve can recover within a few weeks if the problem requires simple localized re-myelination of the nerve sheath. If the nerve axon was injured it takes longer to heal. (Wallerian degeneration followed by re-sprouting of the nerve axon and successful navigation down the hollow nerve sheath back to its original location.) This depends on the distance the nerve has to "travel" (months) ...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
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
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
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
Fast 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
How long does it usually take a bruised legimate in a tooth to heal when it is caused from grinding and clenching?
Can you stop?: The periodontal ligament (pdl) surrounds each tooth root in-between it and the bone. It is made up of the same fibers that make up the ligaments in your joints. If you can give them rest they will heal and start to feel better in 7 to 10 days. ...Read more
Fell on ice a week ago. Still hurts on left lower back. Is that normal to take that long to heal? Tiny bruise visible
Could be a fracture: Many unexpected falls in ice can create tremendous force at impact. You may have a fracture to your pelvis, sacrum, or even the lower spine. Most of these injuries with an external compression from the side (lateral compression fractures) are inherently stable, so you could stand or walk with discomfort. This injury may take 6 weeks to 3 months to get better. Have an orthopedic surgeon check. ...Read more
I bumped my front tooth pretty hard a couple of months back it does not hurt but is stiill bruised how long will it take to heal or will it even heal?
I would suggest: You be seen by a dentist for an evaluation / x-ray. It is very possible the tooth will require endodontic therapy. Please see a dentist as soon as possible if you haven't already. Hope this helps and thanks for the question. ...Read more
I have been getting bad unexplained bruises lately that are taking a very long time to heal or go away, this is unusual for me. Should I be concerned?
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