How Long Do Bruises Last?
Usually Bruises Disappear in about 1-2 weeks. during that time, the bruise changes colour as the body breaks down and reabsorbs the blood. The colour of the bruise can give you an idea how old it is:
- Bruises Begin with a kind of reddish color as the blood appears under the skin.
- Within one to three days, the haemoglobin (an iron-containing substance that carries oxygen) in the blood changes and your bruise turns bluish-purple or even blackish.
- After Five to Ten days, the bruise turns green or yellowish.
- After Ten or Fourteen days, it turns yellowish-brown or light brown.
And then, after going through all that suffering and anguish the bruise generally disappears after 2-3 weeks.