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Bruised area, resolved swelling after bumping wrist.

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I bump my wrist and the was quite a bit of swelling. The swelling went down but now there is quite a large bruised area. Will this also eventually go away by itself without doing anything? This happened on Saturday afternoon so it has been about 3 days now. I will send 2 pictures of the injury so you can see what I am asking about.

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Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
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Thank you for your query at
I understand your concern.
I saw the images you sent, there is quite a lot of bruising. However it does not look like anything serious.
Bruising occurs due to localised inflammation, and hence an anti-inflammatory like Advil/ Ibuprofen will be helpful, in resolving the bruise soon. You can take Tab. Ibuprofen 400 mg twice daily for 5 days. The pain will be gone, however the bruise will take slightly longer time to disappear.
You can also use a local anti-inflammatory ointment like Voveron ointment.
Let me know if i can help you further,

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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