Medical Questions > Conditions and Diseases > Vascular and Circulatory Disorders Forum

Bruise that won't heal

My sister has had a black bruise on her leg for over a year - what could be causing this?
Did you find this post helpful?
|

User Profile
replied February 27th, 2012
Hello and welcome to e health forum. ‎

The cause of spontaneous bruises on the skin, which is not due to trauma, could be due to ‎bleeding disorders or clotting disorders associated with dysfunction of platelets or the coagulation ‎system. ‎

In case the bruise has persisted for a long time, it could be due to a large hematoma, within the skin. In such conditions, the collected blood may need a longer time, before the hemosiderin in the blood clot is slowly absorbed by the body.

You might consult with your doctor for a examination and a few blood tests (bleeding time, ‎coagulation profile and a complete hemogram) which may give additional information and provide a ‎proper help.



|
Did you find this post helpful?
Tags: skin
Quick Reply
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Vascular and Circulatory Disorders , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.