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Can anemia cause easy bruising

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Not usually: Low platelets or poorly functioning platelets (in blood to help blood to clot) when an injury occurs, can be associated with bruising. Bruises you se... Read More

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
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Yes: Iron deficiency can cause easy bruising
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Platelet Problem: Easy bruising is usually not related to anemia; it is usually secondary to a decrease in the number or function of the platelets. Platelets are plug... Read More
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Several issues: Anemia is not one of them! abnormal clotting due to low platelets or abnormal clotting factors or very thin skin, most commonly due to aging, wh... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Likely unrelated: Anemia involved a low level of functioning cells and it is assumed that low iron levels are limiting the refurbishing of old cells as they wear out an... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
See your doc SOON: Find out why you have such a profound iron deficiency anemia- causes generally due to menstrual loss, gut loss, poor absorption of iron due to bowel d... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Not from the: Anemia per se. One thing that could be associated with all of these findings would be leukemia, but this is exceedingly unlikely if the rest of your ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: Anemia does not cause bruising. Easy bruising can be a result of a problem with the clotting system such as low platelets or a clotting disorder. Some... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Not exactly: Anemia or low red blood cell count usually presents with other symptoms. You should have an in-person exam and blood tests to get an accurate diagnos... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
Blood thinners: Meds such as coumadin, (warfarin) placid, Aspirin and nsaids can all thin your blood making bruising fairly easy.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Easy Bruising: Easy bruising can be due to fragility of superficial blood vessels, or due to some defect in clotting mechanism of blood.It can be due to low platlet ... Read More

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