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A bruise

Has anyone ever had a bruise that has like a little knot in the middle?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:57 AM on Jan. 28, 2009 in Health

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  • I have, it wasn't anything to be worried about though.

    Answer by delta27 at 10:12 AM on Jan. 28, 2009

  • Yes, when your tissue gets injured, blood vessels get broken, and its the blood pooling under the skin that creates the discolored bruise. Depending on the injury, a "knot" can be a collection of blood that takes time for your body to eliminate. If you have swelling, redness, inflammation, or oozing from the bruise, you should have it checked out in case it needs medical attention. Otherwise, you can use a warm compress to help stimulate blood flow to the area. You can also apply a gel called "Arnica" which is a great homeopathic treatment for bruise, scrapes, and scratches.

    Answer by littlejreece at 2:38 AM on Jan. 31, 2009

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