Everything to Know About a Bruise That Won’t Go Away

What Is A Bruise?

A bruise is a small break or cut in your skin caused by something like a punch to the face. Sometimes it’s not even a big one, but if you have been hit hard enough, then it could cause some pain. If there are no other injuries at all, then you may need medical attention because it could become infected and lead to infection spreading throughout your body.

How Do You Get One?

You might get one from falling down and getting punched in the face. Or maybe you got kicked while playing soccer. Maybe someone threw a rock at your head and broke your nose. Whatever the reason, you will probably feel a little sore for awhile afterwards. But don’t worry too much about it; you’ll heal up just fine!

How Long Does It Last?

It depends on what kind of injury it is. If it’s a minor scratch, then you might only feel it for a few days. However, if you’ve gotten into a fight with someone or had some sort of accident involving blunt objects, then your body may take longer to recover than usual. A broken bone that causes swelling and bruising usually takes longer to heal than the rest of your body does.

When Should You Worry?

If you’re bleeding a lot from the wound or you’re coughing up blood, then it is best to seek medical attention right away. You should also get help if the area around the bruise has become dark or blue. This means that your ability to move that part of your body is being restricted. If you can’t walk normally anymore, then you may have suffered some sort of spinal injury.

How Do I Heal?

You should drink plenty of water and get lots of rest while you heal. It can take several weeks or months before a major bruise goes away, so be prepared to feel slightly crummy during that time. A warm shower or bath might help relax your muscles and improve your overall mood during this period. If you want to speed up the healing process, then be sure to eat healthy foods and do some light exercise when you can.

What If I Have a Lot of Bruises?

Sometimes, people get into car accidents or slip and fall down a lot. If you have bruises all over your body and notice that you have recently lost a lot of weight, then it is time to speak to a doctor. Don’t be embarrassed about getting injured or falling down a lot though! Everyone gets hurt sometimes. The important thing is that you try not to do it too much. Be especially careful around stairs and sidewalks when you’re walking around outside.

What If I’m Bruised in a Weird Place?

Sometimes, bruises will form in strange places on your body. For example, if someone punches you in the eye, then you might get a black eye. If someone hits you in the stomach, then you might get one there as well. Doctors and nurses call these “contusions,” which means that the blood has collected under your skin in a specific place. You can also get contusions when you bang yourself into something really hard, like a wall. Most of the time, these bruises go away after a couple weeks.

Now That You Know What It Is, What’s Your Story?

What is your story with bruises? Is this the first time you’ve gotten one?

Let us know in the comments section!

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Just a knock back? Identity bruising on the route to becoming a male primary school teacher by S Jones – 2014 – books.google.com

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I won’t let them hurt you by J Kantor, D Streitfeld – The New York Times, 2015 – cabrillo.edu

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