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What is a bruise? I know it happens when something hits you but what is actually happening to your body when you get a bruise what causes the color?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Bruise

Vessels under skin are injured & blood accumulates in area.

In brief: Bruise

Vessels under skin are injured & blood accumulates in area.
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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
With time, the bruise (contusion) changes from reddish-purple to brownish yellow as the hemoglobin in it breaks down and the body reabsorbs it.
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice

In brief: Bleeding

A blood clot inside the tissue after a vessel has been injured.

In brief: Bleeding

A blood clot inside the tissue after a vessel has been injured.
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