Bleeding and bruising
A bruise forms when a blow breaks blood vessels near your skin’s surface, allowing a small amount of blood to leak into the tissues under your skin. The trapped blood may cause a bruise that at first looks like a black-and-blue mark and then changes color as it heals.
Normal hemostasis is dependent on a complex and balanced process of clot formation and clot lysis. A number of congenital and acquired conditions can produce disruption of this process, resulting in spontaneous, excessive, or delayed bleeding and bruising.
- Blood-related disease
- Blood-clotting problem
How we can help:
Consult with us if you:
- Notice very painful swelling in the bruised area
- Are still experiencing pain three days after a seemingly minor injury
- Have frequent, large or painful bruises, particularly if your bruises appear on your trunk, back or face, or seem to develop for no known reasons
- Have easy bruising and a history of significant bleeding, such as during a surgical procedure
- Notice a lump (hematoma) form over the bruise
- Are experiencing abnormal bleeding elsewhere, such as from your nose or gums or in urine or stool
- Suddenly begin bruising, but have no history of bruising
- Have a family history of easy bruising or bleeding
Yermiyahu Clinic is at your service at any time for initial emergency care. Dr. Sunny Sapir, an experienced physician with an expertise in family medicine, will be glad to assist you with professionalism and utmost empathy. After a careful examination of your personal situation, Dr. Sunny will provide you with the most appropriate medical solution.