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Bruising - September 30th 2012, 05:07 AM

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Im not sure if this is in the right section but I wanted to know if there are any negative medical effects of bruising myself, other than the actual bruise and the "mental effect"


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Re: Bruising - October 7th 2012, 03:21 PM

Well, if you bruise yourself hard enough it could cause a blood clot, which can lead to a stroke or coma and death. Or it can leave permanent discoloration of the skin if you damage the skin enough. You could also damage the muscles if you hit it hard enough, which can lead to a painful week, or even long-term physical problems which may require therapy.

Harming yourself in anyway is bad. There are always risks. This is why it is considered to be a bad coping mechanism. Have you looked at the Alternatives thread?
   
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Re: Bruising - October 9th 2012, 02:30 AM

It may even go the other way causing a haematoma (pronounced hee-ma-toma) it is a bleed under the skin which swells and it really hurts. Bruising bursts capillaries which make the colours and can get worse

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