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    "bruising" and "skin tears"

    Does "bruising" and "skin tears" mean the same thing? If it does, then is it an idiom? Two similar phrases were used together, there must be some reason. What is the reason? Thank you very much.


    (This is the context: The combined effects of skin aging can cause increased bruising and skin tears, even from minor injuries.)

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    Re: "bruising" and "skin tears"

    If you accidentally bang your leg on the coffee table, or bump your shoulder on a filing cabinet, a few days later you'll get a black-and-blue mark on your flesh where you hit it. That's a bruise.

    A skin tear is when the flesh actually rips or cuts open.

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    Re: "bruising" and "skin tears"

    Quote Originally Posted by app View Post
    Does "bruising" and "skin tears" mean the same thing? If it does, then is it an idiom? Two similar phrases were used together, there must be some reason. What is the reason? Thank you very much.


    (This is the context: The combined effects of skin aging can cause increased bruising and skin tears, even from minor injuries.)
    A skin tear can be called a cut, a gash, a laceration, etc., depending on the size and shape.

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