Health Tip: When Bruising is a Red Flag
(HealthDay News) -- Bruises occur when blood vessels below the skin rupture, says Cleveland Clinic. Most bruising is caused by minor accidents, medications and age. Bruises caused by minor injuries usually disappear within a week or two.
Cleveland Clinic suggests getting a bruise checked by your doctor if it:
Shows no signs of improvement after a week.
Is located on a part of your body where injury or accident is unlikely.
Keeps occurring or comes back.
Involves unusually large, unprovoked bruising.
Copyright ©2020 HealthDay. All rights reserved.