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Why is my hematoma blue?

Where does the blue color of my hematoma come from?

Where does the blue color of my hematoma come from?

Bruises or falls are bruises caused by ruptured small blood vessels. Blood spreads to surrounding tissue, making the skin blue. A hematoma (bag of blood) can form at the site of the shock. This size is generally benign (unless it is located on the head). Bruises often migrate to the human body due to the severity: the blood "falls" under the skin and the degree of blue is less than the degree of electric shock. Either way, most of the bruising is light and will go away on its own within two to four weeks. This healing is usually accompanied by a palette ranging from dark purple to yellow.

Be careful, the skin discolours violently within half an hour after the blows or falls, swelling and pain can be signs of more serious problems, such as sprains or fractures. Unexplained bruising can be a sign of worsening (such as hemophilia), in which case it is recommended that you see a doctor as soon as possible.

People prone to bruises!

Seniors are more likely to be injured due to skin aging, especially the forearms, hands, legs and feet. Compared to men, women are much more susceptible to bruising, especially on the thighs, buttocks and upper arms. Not all body parts are the same! Therefore, bruises on the legs usually take longer to heal than bruises on the arms or face.

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