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Bleeding and Clotting Disorders

Complication from bruise

04/29/2008

Question:

Five months ago I ran into the corner of a table and bruised my thigh. The bruise has never fully gone away and I have recently noticed an indention in the muscle at the point of the bruise. What could this mean, and can I expect for it to finally fully heal? I am 36 years old and in good health. Thank you for your assistance.

Answer:

You may have developed a hematoma at the site. Your physician will need to look at it to comment.

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Response by:

Eric H Kraut, MD Eric H Kraut, MD
Professor of Hematology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University