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Are bruises on the skin worrisome?

We’ve all had bumps or bruises on our skin. Those bruises are only temporary injuries. But in some cases, a bruise requires medical attention.

Concussion and impact will cause damage to the tissues underneath the skin. In some cases, blood vessels such as veins and capillaries beneath the skin burst, causing blood to leak around. What we see on the skin will be bruiseby site health Medical News Today (Brother).

If the bruise is accompanied by pain and swelling in the surrounding skin, you cannot move a joint, muscle or limb in the injured area, you need to see a doctor right away.


From the time of injury to the time of healing, bruise will go through many different stages and change colors. A new bruise will be red. After 1 to 2 days, the bruise turns black, blue, or purple. This is because red blood cells that leak out of the blood vessels gradually lose oxygen.

Over the next 5 to 10 days, the bruise will be green or yellow. At that time, the body is secreting compounds to break down the hemoglobin in the leaking blood. By day 14, the bruise should have healed and may turn yellow, brown, and continue to fade.

Usually, bruises from minor trauma heal in about 14 days. However, some cases require medical attention.

People over the age of 50 will bruise more easily than younger people. Taking blood thinners, supplements, or having hemophilia also makes bruising easier.

People should only worry when the bruise is accompanied by some symptoms such as swelling in the surrounding skin, a lump under the skin, inability to move joints, muscles or limbs in the injured area. All of these situations require a visit to a doctor.

Bruising easily can also be a warning sign of an underlying disease. If the skin bruises easily and is accompanied by symptoms such as impaired vision, abnormal bleeding gums, frequent nosebleeds, blood in urinecolored stools, bruises under the nails also need to be checked by a doctor, according to Medical News Today.

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