Posted by: Julz | 2008/11/26


I fell off my bike in Feb this year and got a hematoma on my shin. I consulted a Dr at the time and after a couple of mnths he was happy that it had healed. I still have a huge mark on my leg. The Dr says the iron from the blood has stained my skin. Any ideas on how to get rid of the staining - it is very not attractive!
Many thanks

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Hallo Julz
The staining can be caused by iron pigments from the blood in the hematoma - usually the body gradually removes this from the cells until the stain disappears. If it does not gradually get lighter you could maybe see a dermatologist to see if this will improve with laser or a chemical peel?
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Julz | 2008/11/27

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