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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Bruising easily: As skin thins with age & there is less fat, blood vessels have less protection from injury. Some medications such corticosteroids or supplements s ... Read More

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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Bruising easily: Bruise =contusion A bruise occurs when trauma injures capillaries & possibly venules causing blood to seep into the interstitial tissues surroun ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Flu: doesn't' usually cause easy bruising.
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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
22 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Something else: Likely it's something else.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
35 years experience Child Psychiatry
Yes: By purging food, one does not receive the proper nutrition, including various vitamins and other important components of food. A vitamin k deficiency ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
28 years experience Hematology
Wt loss & bruising: Unexplained weight loss and unusual bruising can be due to a large variety of things, many of them serious. It is imperative that you see a physician ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See your doctor: You should see your primary care physician about this. He/she may be able to tell you the cause of your bruising and may suggest lab work to determine ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not basophils: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes,unless meds ind: Platelets are one of the 3 cellular type in the blood. The other 2 are called red and white cells. Platelets we need for the normal integrity of blood ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marshall Solomon
48 years experience Podiatry
Avoid pressure point: Avoid pressure points if you are taking blood-thinners have your inr checked periodical.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Sometimes: If the platelet count drops, it can cause bruising. Also if someone is on a blood thinner and receiving chemotherapy, they can bruise easier. Also d ... Read More

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