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Can brusing cause blood clots? Severe brusing on both breasts from the airbag in a car accident.

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Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Not likely

it would be highly unlikely your bruising from airbag trauma would lead to a blood clot that would be dangerous to your health.
bruising after trauma is normal and common..it should gradually go away in a couple of weeks.

In brief: Not likely

it would be highly unlikely your bruising from airbag trauma would lead to a blood clot that would be dangerous to your health.
bruising after trauma is normal and common..it should gradually go away in a couple of weeks.
Dr. Michael Lee
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Dr. Scott Tucker
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Usually not

Typically bruising does not lead to blood clots as often as standard bruising, which should go away in a week or two.
If you have an actual mass you may have a hematoma that mat need to be drained.

In brief: Usually not

Typically bruising does not lead to blood clots as often as standard bruising, which should go away in a week or two.
If you have an actual mass you may have a hematoma that mat need to be drained.
Dr. Scott Tucker
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Dr. Riad Homsi
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Bruising

Just the opposite.
When you bruise it means usually your blood is thinner . Usually when we talk about blood clots , we refer to the blood vessels and not the skin. A blood clot can happen if you have thick blood, or you are immobile or you have some specific blood abnormalities.

In brief: Bruising

Just the opposite.
When you bruise it means usually your blood is thinner . Usually when we talk about blood clots , we refer to the blood vessels and not the skin. A blood clot can happen if you have thick blood, or you are immobile or you have some specific blood abnormalities.
Dr. Riad Homsi
Dr. Riad Homsi
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