Where did that bruise come from? If you find multiple bruises on your body, but don’t recall bumping into anything, you may naturally become concerned. Here, we’ll discuss what the cause of your bruising might be, so that you can get the right type of care at our Cincinnati vein treatment clinic.
A bruise forms after trauma, sometimes after just a minor bump, when blood vessels break and leak blood under the skin. A good example of very minor injury is our minimally invasive laser vein treatment. We must irritate and collapse the veins in order to make them disappear, and this may cause vein bruising in some individuals. (The final results of our vascular treatments are typically excellent, however–as you can see from our Before & After photo gallery.) The pooled blood that makes up the bruise changes color and fades away gradually as the body reabsorbs it. If the bruise has a lumpy feel, it may be a hematoma (blood clot beneath the skin), which is generally not serious (in contrast to a blood clot within a vein). If you ever experience a hematoma or excessive bruising that’s out of the ordinary for you, call or visit your vein doctor for an exam.
If you’re concerned about excessive bruising or mysteriously unexplained bruises, we can help. If you’ve noticed more bruising lately, it does not necessarily mean that you’ve got a serious health issue. To learn the possible cause of any unexplained bruising, turn to our expert Crestview Hills vein clinic for a painless, expert diagnosis and comprehensive vascular care. Contact Vascular and Interventional Associates today.