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What must be done when you get a bruise with a hard lump?

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Treatment using factor concentrate following a doctor's instructions is necessary if a lump emerges in a bruise or if the lump grows, according to the Hemophilia, von Willebrand Disease & Platelet Disorders Handbook. It helps to press on the skin immediately after taking a hard blow.

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What must be done when you get a bruise with a hard lump?
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After pressing on the skin to reduce bruising, the next step is to place an ice pack on the bruise to prevent the small blood vessels from bleeding profusely, as the Hemophilia, von Willebrand Disease & Platelet Disorders Handbook instructs. When a bruise appears, applying a warm cloth 24 hours after the bruise shows up helps to disappear sooner.

Bruises rarely cause pain or require treatment with factor concentrate, as the Hemophilia, von Willebrand Disease & Platelet Disorders Handbook notes. They are generally blue when they first appear and change into green and eventually yellow as they start healing. Most bruises take two weeks to disappear completely.

Individuals should learn safety guidelines when playing sports to avoid bruises, suggests the Hemophilia, von Willebrand Disease & Platelet Disorders Handbook. To prevent toddlers from bruising, it helps to put knee pads on their pants, give them soft toys, and place pads on firm objects and furniture in the house. People who experience bruising on the neck or head or accompanying symptoms, such as a tingling sensation, numbness or swelling, require immediate medical care. Bruises that cause pain, restrict movement or become larger also need medical treatment.

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