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Do deep bruises from sports injuries last forever?

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Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends what type

Most contusions are minor and heal quickly, without taking the athlete needing to be removed from the game.
But, severe contusions can cause deep tissue damage and can lead to complications and/or keep the athlete out of sports for months.

In brief: Depends what type

Most contusions are minor and heal quickly, without taking the athlete needing to be removed from the game.
But, severe contusions can cause deep tissue damage and can lead to complications and/or keep the athlete out of sports for months.
Dr. Vic Kalman
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No.

They usually go away.
Sometimes, in a case of extremely severe bruising, the skin can become discolored with a pigment from the bruising. These are usually permanent discolorations.

In brief: No.

They usually go away.
Sometimes, in a case of extremely severe bruising, the skin can become discolored with a pigment from the bruising. These are usually permanent discolorations.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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Dr. Glynis Ablon
Bruises can turn into hyperpigmentation which is something we are able to treat with topicals, chem peels and sometimes lasers, so don't fret and see your dermatologist:)
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology

In brief: Usually improves

Bruises are generally from hemorrhages (leaks of blood from the injured capillaries).
Although deeper bruises may take longer to resorb, they generally do with time. If anything seems out of the ordinary or is not healing properly, see your physician.

In brief: Usually improves

Bruises are generally from hemorrhages (leaks of blood from the injured capillaries).
Although deeper bruises may take longer to resorb, they generally do with time. If anything seems out of the ordinary or is not healing properly, see your physician.
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