When to worry about bruises in adults?
As mentioned above, bruises, in general, are a physiological response to trauma and active circulation. In fact, dead people don’t bruise, and the last bruise can be used to determine the time of death -along with other 100 or so forensic signs-. Therefore, the mere presence of bruises should not call for concern; on the other hand, some factors can indicate a more serious condition that requires the assistance of a doctor:
○ Multiple bruises
If there is no memory of trauma at these sites, the presence of bruises should call for concern, and a visit to the physician may be necessary.