Bruises and blood clots both involve the blood vessels, but they differ greatly in potential seriousness. Here’s what you need to know about the difference between the two.
What causes bruises?
We’ve all had bruises, from bumping into the coffee table, tripping on a child’s toy, or sometimes an injury we don’t even remember. These bumps can damage small blood vessels called capillaries, usually close to the skin, and cause the familiar discoloration and raised lump.
They’ll usually heal within about a week, turning from the initial blackish purple...Read More