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What is the cause of a bruise after a fall?

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Answered by

Dr. Hariharan

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At March 13, 2018
Reviewed AtAugust 22, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am a 26-year-old male and I fell down three months ago. I had severe pain in my hand for which I went to an orthopedic doctor who confirmed that there is no bone breakage and he gave me Naprosyn for three times a day after food. Until then, there was no patch on my skin. But now, I have a big blue patch in that area. Please let me know what to do.

Answered by Dr. Hariharan


Welcome to icliniq.com.

From the photo you have uploaded (attachment removed to protect patient identity), all I can see is a large bruise (blood clot). Blood clot takes time to appear in a day or two. It is completely harmless and disappears soon on anti-clot agents. Please take Thrombophob (Benzyl Nicotinate topical 2 mg, Heparin Topical 50 IU) ointment and apply it three times a day over this area. The color will slowly come back to normal. From the photo, I can see that there is no swelling or deformity, implying that there is no fracture at present. So nothing to worry about. Naproxen is a mild tablet. It will not help much.

A better tablet is Chymoral Forte (Trypsin Chymotrypsin) tablet three times a day after food for the next three days. Also, I suggest you take an antibiotic like capsule Mox (Amoxicillin) 500 mg two times a day after food to prevent any infection from settling in. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her, and start taking the medicines with their consent. If you have much pain, you can take Aceclo plus (Aceclofenac 100 mg plus Paracetamol 500 mg) tablet twice a day or whenever needed after food. If the swelling/pain/bruise increases in the next few days, please contact me. If the symptoms reduce, then it is healing.

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor,

At present, there is no pain. So, can I continue the tablets or only the ointment?

Answered by Dr. Hariharan


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

The tablet Chymoral Forte is for reduction of inflammation and blood clot. It is not for pain. This tablet helps in quick healing. If you do not have pain, there is no need to take painkillers like tablet Aceclo Plus and tablet Chymoral Forte. Thrombophob ointment is enough.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Hariharan

Dr. Hariharan


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