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    Diving with Bruises

    Can anyone enlighten me?

    Is there any problem (DCI wise) with diving with bruise's?

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    Re: Diving with Bruises

    It actually significantly reduces DCI (Darling Chick Influx.) The women really don't like to see the bruises.

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    Re: Diving with Bruises

    Only when you dive past 100m.

    Send Harry or Fockie an email if you've got any concerns.

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    Re: Diving with Bruises

    Though not medically trained, I'll hazard a guess. As long as the internal bleeding that has caused the bruise has healed, there should be no problem. The blood causing the discoloration is not part of the circulatory system and therefore will be minimally impacted by on/off gassing. So, I don't see any risk.

    Again, I'm not medically trained and this is only my guess at a logical response.

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    Re: Diving with Bruises

    I'd be cautious of big bruises - not small bumps.

    I did a couple of repetitive dives: first day 50m, second day 80m after giving blood. a small 2cm bruise at the needle site expanded to cover the width of my arm and about 15 cm long. no pain or other DCI symptoms though.

    it then took weeks to subside completely.

    just an alternatvive view with real world experience.

    John

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    Re: Diving with Bruises

    Quote Originally Posted by johnv  View Original Post
    I'd be cautious of big bruises - not small bumps.

    I did a couple of repetitive dives: first day 50m, second day 80m after giving blood. a small 2cm bruise at the needle site expanded to cover the width of my arm and about 15 cm long. no pain or other DCI symptoms though.

    it then took weeks to subside completely.

    just an alternatvive view with real world experience.

    John
    I wouldn't ascribe this to diving as its not unusual. A small collection of blood that has leaked from the vein gets broken down and spreads to produce a large bruise a few days later.

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    Re: Diving with Bruises

    Quote Originally Posted by Sutty  View Original Post
    I wouldn't ascribe this to diving as its not unusual. A small collection of blood that has leaked from the vein gets broken down and spreads to produce a large bruise a few days later.

    Neil
    sure, in which case, the timing was absolutely incredible, like the bruise was fine before I dived, then sneakliky waited until I surfaced, then reduced in 24 hours, then like magic jumped out again as soon as I surfaced from the next dive only twice as big!

    you could similarly explain away itching pain, and rashes after diving but most would call that denial.

    this is just an alternate view with real world experience, I've give blood a lot and had a lot of bruises, I know what is normal and reasonable this was neither.

    John

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    Re: Diving with Bruises

    Quote Originally Posted by mpain  View Original Post
    Can anyone enlighten me?

    Is there any problem (DCI wise) with diving with bruise's?

    Regards
    Mark


    Christ i hope not as every time i tell the wife i am going diving she beets me up

    ATB

    Mark

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    Re: Diving with Bruises

    Quote Originally Posted by johnv  View Original Post
    sure, in which case, the timing was absolutely incredible, like the bruise was fine before I dived, then sneakliky waited until I surfaced, then reduced in 24 hours, then like magic jumped out again as soon as I surfaced from the next dive only twice as big!

    you could similarly explain away itching pain, and rashes after diving but most would call that denial.

    this is just an alternate view with real world experience, I've give blood a lot and had a lot of bruises, I know what is normal and reasonable this was neither.

    John
    Hi John,
    Maybe "wouldn't ascribe it to diving" was a bit absolute - I meant more "wouldn't ascribe it to changes in gas loading". More likely to be a physical effect of eg a slightly "squeezy" dry suit fold rubbing against the haematoma (blood collection). Certainly interesting though and who knows for sure?!
    A difference to the OP's point (no details given) may be that a bruise from blood taking is due to a leak of blood from a tiny tissue injury (needle puncture), whereas many bruises are due to more widespread tissue trauma (eg hit by a cricket ball). I'd be more concerned about the effect of tissue injury than the bruise itself (but personally it wouldn't stop me diving).

    Regards,
    Neil

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