Bruising On The Surface Of The Skin That Is Getting Wider?

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Hello, I want to ask, so yesterday I was tired, after I lost my feeling of tiredness, I tripped over a 30 cm high board and I fell. The ring finger of my left hand was bleeding on the inside, 2 days later I saw a normal and painless bruise on my left leg on the back of the knee a little bit down. After 4 days I saw that the bruise was getting wider and darker in color, it didn’t hurt, but when I touched the edges it felt like a cut. Is the bruise related to the blood under my nails? Is it dangerous or not? And how to handle it? thanks.

1 Answer:

Hello Nimas Ageng,

Bruises on the skin surface can occur as a result of impact, trauma, the effects of certain drugs, blood disorders, injuries and others. If the cause is clear then there is no need to worry too much because it can be a hematoma or a collection of blood outside the blood vessel due to trauma or impact which can also cause swelling, and has various sizes. But if the bruise comes out for no apparent reason or appears on its own, it is necessary to carry out further tests to determine the cause, one of which is a blood lab examination.

To overcome this, several efforts can be made such as by resting the bruised area, compressing the bruised area with a cold compress or ice cubes, and later on the body will heal itself until the bruise disappears. If the complaint is accompanied by other symptoms, such as signs of inflammation, signs of irritation or infection, it needs further treatment by a doctor.

Bruising on the nail itself or subungal hematoma that occurs due to impact can cause blackening of the nail, if the pressure due to heavy bleeding or trauma occurs violently it can cause nail damage to the point of detaching the nail. If the nails continue to cause pain and a lot of blood buildup, the doctor will take action, one of which is to make a hole in the nail to reduce pressure or perform nail removal.

May be useful,

dr. Adhi P.

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