How Long Does It Take for a Bruise to Form?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 13, 2020 5:01:40 AM ET
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When bruising occurs, the skin often turns red immediately, but the injury doesn't turn black or purple for one to two days, according to KidsHealth. Most bruises take about two weeks to fade and go through several color changes, becoming less tender as they heal.

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