Contusion skinPain that increases when you touch the bruise, walk, or use the area around the bruise. Swelling or a lump at the site of the bruise or near it. Red, blue, or black skin that may change to green or yellow after a few days. Stiffness or problems moving the bruised area of your body.
Contusion Skin – Related Questions
A bruise, or contusion, is skin discoloration from a skin or tissue injury. This injury damages blood vessels underneath the skin, causing them to leak. When blood pools under the skin, it causes black, blue, purple, brown, or yellow discoloration. There’s no external bleeding unless the skin breaks open.
Is A Contusion The Same As A Bruise?
The terms ‘contusion’ and ‘bruise’ are used interchangeably, and while a bruise refers to a superficial injury occurring as a result of impact with laceration or slash, on the other hand, contusion refers to an injury occurring without having a cut or break in the skin.
What Stops Bruising On Skin?
If the skin does get injured, apply cold compresses and keep the area elevated. Then, apply warm compresses to increase circulation to speed up healing of the bruise. Over-the-counter medications, such as Vitamin K creams, may help bruises fade away quicker.
What Causes Bruising Without Injury?
Bruises without injuries can be caused by thinning of the skin which could be caused by a number of factors. Some medication when taken for too long could lead to bruising without injuries. Aspirin is one such drug. It leads to coagulation changes which then lead to spontaneous hematoma.
Why Do I Swell Easily?
Some common causes of swelling include electrolyte imbalances. As electrolytes such as salt are controlled in large part by your kidneys, renal problems are one potential source of the difficulty. It is likely that your doctor checked your kidney function with that first set of labs.