Bruise changing color from purple to yellow. Dean Bertoncelj/Shutterstock
Danielle Andrew 27 Aug 2015, 14:13

If you’re as clumsy and careless as I am, you’ll have experienced potentially thousands of bruises over the course of your life – and even those that don’t have the coordination of a newborn calf will have had a bruise at some point. So you’ll have probably noticed your bruise changing color.

Bruises can appear in a rainbow of colors: black, reddish, purple, green, yellow, and blue. They will also fade and change as time passes from the initial incident. But why?

Take a look at this video by SciShow to find out:




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