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Will bruising lead to scarring?

Will bruising lead to scarring?

Unlikely: Bruising usually describes a process which damages the underlying muscle and soft tissues without breaking the skin. Bleeding from capillary damage can cause the discoloration seen with the injury. For the most part, this does not affect the dermal layers substantially and therefore does not lead to scarring. If the trauma was significant enough then both bruising and scarring is possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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I bumped my back a few months ago and my partner recently noticed i had kind of a scar although i t was only a bruise ?

I bumped my back a few months ago and my partner recently noticed i had kind of a scar although i t was only a bruise ?

Very unusual: Thus sounds very unusual and i would see a dermatologist for an evaluation and possible diagnostic biopsy to exclude other more serious conditions. ...Read more

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Do bruises or undeep wounds tend to become scars?

Do bruises or undeep wounds tend to become scars?

Bruises no skin yes: Cuts usually leave some scarring, very superficial abrasions usually not, bruises also usually not. ...Read more

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What can I do or use to get rid of scars and bruises?

What can I do or use to get rid of scars and bruises?

Bruises self heal: Brusies by definition, will heal and disappear. Scars can not be made to disappear. There are scar gels and creams that can improve the appearance of a scar that you already have. You can sometimes have a surgical scar revision, but this is just trading one scar for a new scar that should look better. ...Read more

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Old-fashioned cholecystectomy 27 years ago. Now bruising and pain in area of scar. Should I be concerned?

Old-fashioned cholecystectomy 27 years ago. Now bruising and pain in area of scar. Should I be concerned?

Incision pain: If you have not had an injury in the area, this is a symptom that should be evaluated by your Primary Care Doctor or a General Surgeon ASAP. Your physician may need to obtain an Ultra Sound or CT of the Abdomen to rule out a hernia caused by weakening of the abdominal wall in that area. If you have fever, nausea and vomiting, and increasing pain, go to the ER. ...Read more

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I have like a scar bruise on my thigh its been about 1 year & still there Ive tried scar creams & massaging it but it just wont go away what can I do?

I have like a scar bruise on my thigh its been about 1 year & still there Ive tried scar creams & massaging it but it just wont go away what can I do?

Other options: For scars or bruises that do not respond to topical agents, you may need to get an evaluation by a dermatologist to see if you qualify for prescription topical agents or even laser treatment. Lasers can treat certain brown and vascular marks. There are lesions that still may not respond to lasers. ...Read more

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Is it possible to bruise scar tissue from hernia months after the operation?

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Is it possible to bruise scar tissue from hernia months after the operation?

Hernia pain: Occasionally patients will experience pain following an activity months following a hernia repair. This may be a pulled muscle or injury. It is possible to develop a "bruise" in the area of the hernia repair. I would recommend rest, anti-inflammatory agents, and possibly ice. If it does not resolve, see your surgeon. A recurrent hernia is rare but possible. ...Read more

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


Dr. John Mancoll
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Cicatrix (Definition)

A cicatrix is a scar. Scars normally form after any wound to the body's tissues, but abnormally thick or large scars on the ...Read more