Other symptoms: you’re often thirsty, wounds heal longer, you get tired quickly, your vision is blurry, and you have white spots on the skin.
Bonus: which bruises are dangerous and which aren’t?
Most of the time, right after an injury, bruises turn red. This is the color of blood under the skin. After some time, the body starts to break the blood down and the bruise becomes black, blue, or even purple. Within 5 to 10 days, the injured area should become yellow or green. And the final stage is 10-14 days after the injury when the area becomes brown and then turns lighter and lighter.
Attention: Normally, bruises fade away completely within 2 week after the injury. So, if you see any colors different from the ones that we described or if the bruise doesn’t disappear 2 weeks after you got it, you should see a doctor.
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