Did you know that a cut and a bruise are essentially the same thing? A cut occurs at the surface of the body, and a bruise occurs below the surface. The black and blue color of a bruise is the result of blood clots forming under the skin.
It’s sometimes difficult to know when to see a doctor for a bump or bruise so follow these guidelines:
See a doctor in cases when there is:
- Injury is greater than ½ inch around
- Excessive pain
- Numbness or tingling
- Dislocated or broken bones