A to Z: Contusion (Bruise), Backenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn more about contusions (bruises) of the back.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,back injury, back injuries, contusion on back, back contusion in baby, back contusion in babies, back contusion in toddlers, back contusion in preschoolers, back contusion in gradeschoolers, back contusion in teens, back contusion in kids, backs, back contusions, back bruises, back injury, back injuries, bruise on back, back bruise in baby, back bruise in babies, back bruise in toddlers, back bruise in preschoolers, back bruise in gradeschoolers, back bruise in teens, back bruise in kids, bruised back, back bruise, bruise on the back, contusion on the back09/06/201208/11/201609/02/2019b307d801-7a67-44c0-8b36-05cf0c346033https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-back-contusion.html/<h1>A to Z: Contusion (Bruise), Back</h1> <p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dictionary/"><img alt="A to Z Dictionary 500 Go" title="Parents image" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/buttons/P-atoZDictionary-enBT.jpg" name="5093-P_ATOZDICTIONARY2_ENBT.JPG" class="right" /></a></p> <p><strong>May also be&nbsp;called: Bruise</strong></p> <p>A contusion (kun-TOO-zhun), or bruise,&nbsp;of the back is an <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/center/safety-center.html/">injury</a> to the skin and underlying tissue of the back.</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><img alt="illustration" title="illustration" src="https://kidshealth.org/ES/images/illustrations/contusionA-415x233-esIL.png" name="4934-CONTUSION_A_ENIL.PNG" /></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 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
A to Z: Contusion (Bruise), ShoulderLearn more about contusions (bruises) of the shoulder.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-shoulder-contusion.html/98a7ec3e-5256-4b46-a1a9-4e6bafa66663
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
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Quadriceps ContusionQuadriceps contusions are common in sports that have a lot of direct contact or a chance of collisions or wipeouts. Find out what to do if you get one - and how to avoid them.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/quad-contusions.html/6cc04b45-87fb-4965-a1eb-dd0219d51e1e
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