well no, CAtfh, the doc didn't mention aspirin at all. he just suggested elevation, ice, and movement and massage, to get the blood out of the tissues.
It may be that it's a different blood pooling, than you are thinking. This blood, leaked from a broken/torn vein/artery, and is now puddled inter-tissue from my knee down......well, actually, the bruising is also above my knee,so, I guess that's the "fill line".........it's not actually in the venous system, but just held in the skin sack, that is my leg.
As I understand, it more or less sits there as it's re-absorbed through tissues, and also removed by the lymph system.
I remember long ago, a severly sprained ankle did the same to my foot, and by the end, my foot was sort of like silly putty, you could almost mold and shape it, with the thick blood or whatever inside.
nice visual, I know.......
I don't think there's any quicker way, short of a chainsaw, to get that stuff out...........
*hands Catfh kevlar to go with rain gear*