A to Z: Contusion (Bruise), Abdomenenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn more about contusions (bruises) of the abdomen.abdominal contusion in kids, abdominal contusion in toddlers, abdominal contusion in preschoolers, abdominal contusion in tweens, abdominal contusion in teens, bruise, ecchymosis, hematoma, bruise in baby, bruise in babies, bruise in toddlers, bruise in preschoolers, bruise in gradeschoolers, bruise in teens, bruise in kids, contusion in baby, contusion in babies, contusion in toddlers, contusion in preschoolers, contusion in gradeschoolers, contusion in teens, contusion in kids, contusions, bruises, safety, accidents, a to z, glossary, dictionary, definitions, emergency, emergencies, kids with contusions, kids and contusions, bruised, kids with bruises, kids and bruises, when to get stitches, falls, bruised, bruse, brused, treat a bruise, bruses, broozes, abdomen injury, abdomen injuries, contusion on abdomen, abdomen contusion in baby, abdomen contusion in babies, abdomen contusion in toddlers, abdomen contusion in preschoolers, abdomen contusion in gradeschoolers, abdomen contusion in teens, abdomen contusion in kids, abdominal injury, abdominal injuries, abdomens, abdominal contusions, belly bruises, contusion on abdomen, abdomen injury, abdomen injuries, belly, abdomen injury, abdomen injuries, bruise on abdomen, cut abdomen, abdomen bruise in baby, abdomen bruise in babies, abdomen bruise in toddlers, abdomen bruise in preschoolers, abdomen bruise in gradeschoolers, abdomen bruise in teens, abdomen bruise in kids, abdomen injury, abdominal09/06/201203/25/201909/02/20193a53ff5e-4047-4b39-9635-9004404e9e8bhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-abdomen-contusion.html/<p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dictionary/"><img class="right" title="Parents image" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/buttons/P-atoZDictionary-enBT.jpg" alt="A to Z Dictionary 500 Go" name="5093-P_ATOZDICTIONARY2_ENBT.JPG" /></a></p> <p><strong>May also be&nbsp;called: Bruise</strong></p> <p>A contusion (kun-TOO-zhun), or bruise,&nbsp;of the abdomen is an <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/firstaid-kit.html/">injury</a> to the skin and underlying tissue of the abdomen.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>A contusion, or bruise, forms when soft tissue in the body is crushed but the skin doesn't break. When this happens, blood from broken capillaries (small blood vessels) near the skin's surface may leak out under the skin. With no place to go, the blood gets trapped, often forming a red or purplish mark that hurts when you touch it.</p> <p>As a contusion heals, it may turn different colors, from red and purple to black and blue and then to green, yellow, and light brown before fading away.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Applying a cold compress to a new contusion may help minimize swelling and bruising. Seek <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dr-visits.html/">medical attention</a> if a contusion doesn't heal or continues to be painful.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
A to Z: Contusion (Bruise), ButtocksLearn more about contusions (bruises) of the buttocks.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-buttocks-contusion.html/f0120ae0-98a2-48a6-bf2f-14633a6313fb
A to Z: Contusion (Bruise), ChestLearn more about contusions (bruises) of the chest.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-chest-contusion.html/9948df24-52d2-4bb1-88c0-5e9d50bc0cf5
A to Z: Contusion (Bruise), HipLearn more about contusions (bruises) of the hip.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-hip-contusion.html/f5ed7913-d561-4008-9010-ad62a1b85f48
BruisesThis article is all about bruises, including why they happen, how to make them go away faster, and why they turn all those funny colors.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/bruises.html/b19d5144-57c3-4dab-804f-54813d5179c0
First Aid & Safety CenterBoo-boos, bug bites, and broken bones - oh my! Here's your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about how to keep kids safe.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/center/safety-center.html/8f5e951a-d268-485c-acb8-ffd18e45401f
First Aid: FallsAlthough most result in mild bumps and bruises, some falls can cause serious injuries that need medical attention.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/falls-sheet.html/1cb1d94d-8d61-4ea2-8607-27bdffc5b098
What's a Bruise?Have you ever had a bruise that turned a bunch of different colors before it went away? Find out why in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/bruise.html/88f41443-4425-4b8c-ae6d-9945f7602efc
Word! BruiseWhen you bang a part of your body against something, your skin might turn different colors where you bumped it.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/word-bruise.html/aaaed3a2-5969-448d-90ec-8fc7cafbe5b5
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