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I have a long lasting bruise that has been there fora while. Why won't it go away? Is it something serious?

I have a long lasting bruise that has been there fora while. Why won't it go away? Is it something serious?

Bruising: True bruises will only last no more than 2 weeks. If yours has been there for a while, you want to get it checked out. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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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 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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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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Approximately how long can a bruised tailbone feel painful?

Approximately how long can a bruised tailbone feel painful?

Months: It depends how it was bruised, if it was only bruise, u need to check with your PCP, he might order xrays ...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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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 is it supposed to it take for bad, big bruises to go away?

About 2-4 weeks: It can take 2-4 weeks to go away. Larger ones will take longer, sometimes a whole month. ...Read more

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How long can petechiae last after bruise id gone. Can't take a long time?

How long can petechiae last after bruise id gone. Can't take a long time?

Muliple reasons: There can be many reasons for petichae some of which are serious and some of which are not. It is important to see a dermatologist to have them evaluated to see which type they are. They may even recommend that you see a blood specialist, known as a hematologist. ...Read more

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How long does a bruised tailbone hurt after an injury and how is it treated?

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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I fell on back and have a tiny bruise. Is it normal for it to still hurt a week later? Feels achy. How long does it take to feel better?

I fell on back and have a tiny bruise. Is it normal for it to still hurt a week later? Feels achy. How long does it take to feel better?

It: Depends where your bruise is, as it suggest point of impact, so depending, hematoma or little fracture may have occurred. If no improvements go have x-ray of area. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had a hickey that turned to a bruise that has been there for a month and won't go away, when should I be concerned? Will it take longer to go away?

I had a hickey that turned to a bruise that has been there for a month and won't go away, when should I be concerned? Will it take longer to go away?

Bruise: A bruise should not last that long. It can be either hyper-pigmentation changes or you should check with your local physician to make sure that you don't have bleeding disorder. ...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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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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Got a big bruise on my back and it's getting darker, how long will it take to go?

10-14 days: A bruise has a ice cycle of about 10-14 days, in which it changes colors from red to brown and blue until it starts to fade away. If it remains red beyond a week or so, gets swollen or dtsrts to hurt, it may signal infection which may require exam and antibiotics. ...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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Age:40, menorhea, when I hit something I get a bruise, it takes long time (3-4wks) to go away? I think I get a bruise even I don't hit that hard. Any tests?

Age:40, menorhea, when I hit something I get a bruise, it takes long time (3-4wks) to go away? I think I get a bruise even I don't hit that hard. Any tests?

Blood thinners: If you are on certain medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or other nsaids, these may cause you to bruise more easily. There are blood tests that you can take which help diagnose bleeding problems (ie: pt, ptt). Vitamin k deficiency also causes easy bruising which can be tested for. ...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 do bruises usually remain red for?

Upto 3-4 days.: Usually, I think for the first 3-4 days, then it start turning color to yellow and then greenish, over the next 3 weeks or so, before it fades completely. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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