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unexplained bruises on arms

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Yes: When you see the DR------soon------bring every single pill, vitamin, herb, etc., used in recent weeks.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
It : It is unlikely that the unexplained bruises on your arms are indicative of diabetes. Classically, symptoms of diabetes include increased thirst and ur ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
40 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: Restless sleep can cause what you have described. If you continue to have these symptoms and others, consult a board certified sleep specialist for te ... Read More
A 81-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience Family Medicine
Bruising: Please see a medical doctor as soon as possible to check your platelets, clotting factors, etc. Please do not take any motrin, ibuprofen, advil, napro ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marshall Solomon
47 years experience Podiatry
Severe cramping can: Severe cramping can lead to hematoma blood leakage into the soft tissues from the injured muscle that a day or two will surface on the skin.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Danielle DeHoratius
18 years experience Dermatology
See your doctor: It is important to make sure there is nothing else going on inside. They will likely check bloodwork.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible yes: Blood count offers limited information. Even with normal platelets you can have coagulation disorders. I would suggest to go and get evaluated by a ph ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can check: Unexplained bruising in an adult may be a sign of a disease. Her primary care doctor can examine the bruises. Blood tests may be needed, if her doctor ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Nonspecific, but: May be indicative of medication reaction, such as anti-platelet drug group, acquisition of a clotting disorder, such as thrombocytopenia of any sort, ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, v ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Drug,infection: This could be from medication or an infection, but there also could be something wrong with your platelets.
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Get checked soon: Considering your overall fatigue it would be important for you to see a doctor urgently to see if the rashes are related to this fatigue and weight lo ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
8 years experience Dermatology
Trauma?: Most likely, it is from trauma that may have gone un noticed. However, there is a condition called erythema nodosum which appears like bruising over t ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Be seen: I would certainly be seen. Bruises are actually areas of bleeding into soft tissues. Multiple bruises on your arms and legs without injury suggest y ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Back
6 years experience Internal Medicine
Bruising: Hi Allison, some general possibilities to consider are either hematological disorders where your blood is not clotting properly which causes bruising, ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Bryan
31 years experience Dermatology
This : This is one of those situations where "a picture is worth a thousand words"--really needs to be seen by a medical professional. Eczema is common in c ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Purpura: When you suffer from a condition known as purpura, blood vessels anywhere within your body actually begin to leak, causing purplish spots to develop a ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
How old are you: Our skin thins as we get older so we can bruise easier. We can also bruise easier when taking Aspirin or meds like motrin.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Let me count the way: How many angels can dance on the head of a pin? If you are concerned, see a DR. The possibilities are too numerous to count.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
What is the question: Was a biopsy done? Blood tests? Symptoms? How long has she had blotches? Any meds or other pills?
A male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Rash: This rash would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible trea ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
27 years experience Breast Surgery
Hemangiomas: These are most likely cherry angiomas or hemangiomas. These are small malformations of blood vessels. They are benign and harmless. You can tell it ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See a dermatologist: It is impossible to tell without being able to see the rash. See a dermatologist and then you will know.

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