The prognosis for ecchymosis is typically very good. In most cases, ecchymosis is minor and resolves relatively quickly in healthy individuals. Once your healthcare provider identifies the cause of the ecchymosis, they can instruct you to take steps to prevent it from occurring again.

You should contact your practitioner if you develop new symptoms of ecchymosis after already being treated, your bruise is growing in size, or you are not seeing progress after 2 weeks.

Most cases of ecchymosis are minor and cause little pain or swelling. Most individuals experiencing minor ecchymosis must cope with temporary cosmetic changes due to discolored skin and bruises. These bruises usually resolve entirely once the ecchymosis is healed and the blood has been redistributed under the skin. This typically takes around two weeks.

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