What is a bruise?

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A bruise is caused by a broken vein or blood vessel. Technically, internal bleeding.

Bruise - an injury to biological tissue where the capillaries are damaged, allowing blood to seep into the surrounding tissue.

A collection of broken blood vessels under unbroken skin, releasing blood into tissue spaces. Caused by an impact of some sort.

A bruise is defined as an injury that doesn't break the skin but has some discoloration. It is an injury of the soft tissue.

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