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why do the top of my hands bruise so easily

Bruises develop when small vessels under the tear or rupture, most often from a bump or fall. leaks into tissues under the skin and causes the black-and-blue color. As
heal, usually within 2 to 4 weeks, they often turn colors, including purplish black, reddish blue, or yellowish green. Sometimes the area of the bruise spreads down the body in the direction of gravity. A bruise on a leg usually will take longer to heal than a bruise on the face or arms. Most bruises are not a cause for concern and will go away on their own. Home treatment may speed healing and relieve the swelling and soreness that often accompany bruises that are caused by injury. But severe bruising, swelling, and pain that begin within 30 minutes of an injury may mean a more serious problem, such as a severe or.

If you bruise easily, you may not even remember what caused a bruise. Bruising easily does not mean you have a serious health problem, especially if bruising is minimal or only shows up once in a while. Older adults often bruise easily from minor injuries, especially injuries to the forearms, hands, legs, and feet. As a person ages, the skin becomes less flexible and thinner because there is less fat under the skin. The cushioning effect of the skin decreases as the fat under the skin decreases. These changes, along with skin damage from exposure to the sun, cause blood vessels to break easily.

When blood vessels break, bruising occurs. Women bruise more easily than men, especially from minor injuries on the thighs, buttocks, and upper arms. A tendency to bruise easily sometimes runs in families. Occasionally after an injury, blood collects and pools under the skin ( ), giving the skin a spongy, rubbery, lumpy feel. A regular bruise is more spread out and may not feel like a firm lump. A usually is not a cause for concern. It is not the same thing as a in a vein, and it does not cause. Bruises that do not appear to be caused by an accidental injury may be caused by. It is important to consider this possibility, especially if the bruises can't be explained or if the explanations change or do not match the injury.

Report this type of bruising and seek help to prevent further abuse. (contusions) occur when small vessels under the tear or rupture, most often from a twist, bump, or fall. leaks into tissues under the skin and causes a black-and-blue color that often turns purple, red, yellow, and green as the heals. This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information. В 1995-2015 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.

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