Conditions + Treatments

Bruises in Children

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Overview

A bruise is a collection of blood underneath the skin that is caused by trauma to an area of the body.

  • Sometimes, enough bleeding occurs that a lump, called a hematoma, also forms.
  • A bruise will usually heal on its own.
  • If your child bruises often; has increased pain, swelling or limited joint movement; may have broken a bone; or has injured or bruised an eye, you should contact your child's physician.
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