Is it possible to tell what this bruise is from and how old it is?
September 12, 2013 7:55 PM Subscribe
1) Can you tell if this is a fresh bruise or one that is a couple of days old?
2) Can you tell if the bruise is the result of someone grabbing the arm?
posted by imposster to health & fitness (13 answers total)
My son came home from pre-school with this bruise
today and we suspect that it is a result of one of the teachers grabbing him too hard when she picked him up. (They did tell us about what happened, but I'll be meeting with the director tomorrow and I want to have more information about this bruise.) I've searched around online to try to learn more about identifying bruises, but I still am not sure if this is a fresh bruise or one that is a couple of days old. Also, it is a very odd shape and I think it looks like finger marks, but maybe there is a better explanation based on the pattern.
Whether or not the bruise is from the incident today, we are taking what happened very seriously.