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why do i have random bruises on my legs

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamidreza Sanatinia
25 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Many reasons: May be bug bite, may be medication related, may be due to a blood problem that is causing easy bruising, it could also be due to a connective tissue p ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly: If you haven't had any trauma to your legs, or don't take any medications that could lead to abnormal blood clotting like aspirin, Aleve, (naproxen) i ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
39 years experience Dermatology
Depends on activity: Arms and legs seem to bruise easily and frequently because they tend to come into contact with more objects than other, softer parts of the body. It's ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
You might have: A blood coagulation disorder if you are not on any blood thinners. Have your doctor check you out with blood tests.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: You need to provide more information. A description of the bumps, their location, etc.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: It is probably not an issue. It you have any types of bleeding such as bleeding gums, heavy menstrual periods or blood in your urine, see a doctor.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dr. David Sax answered
24 years experience Dermatology
Purpura: Purpura is a medical condition due to fragility of the blood vessels under the skin. Sometimes this can be made worse by thin skin due to aging or me ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Bruising/spotting: Seek immediate medical attention. You could have a very serious platelet/autoimmune/infection problem which could be life threatening . GO TO AN ER ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Despain
36 years experience Dermatology
Lentigines: I think you are likely referring to lentigines (plural for lentigo) which are caused by the sun damage.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery Dormu
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Bruising: 1. The presence of bruises may be seen in patients with platelet or coagulation (blood-clotting) disorders 2. Leukemia (a cancer of the blood or bo ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
26 years experience Podiatry
Normal or vascular: Red spots on your feet can be a normal part of aging or anything from dermatitis to insect bites. I would go have them looked at by your favorite derm ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Bruises/pains: Please see a bone specialist as soon as possible. Please let me know how things go.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
It is difficult to : Know what you mean by bumps. This could mean corns, hammertoes, etc....Corns come form friction, hammerotes occur by imbalance of tendons. Im not eve ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Could be: This could be several things. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a prope ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Tricky: dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. can be blackheads (infections) can be blood blisters from overrestrictive clothing or ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Shingles only: affects 1 side of the body, in a discrete patch. So if both arms and legs are involved and the chest too,it is not shingles.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Rash on neck: You could be allergic to your shampoo or other hair products. You could be perspiring, you could have an infectious rash or you could have a rash seco ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dave Burns
45 years experience Dentistry
Call your MD: Sounds like you will need a workup and tests to better determine your issue.
A female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
20 years experience Family Medicine
Contusion?: you don't mention your age or other health conditions, so the most common cause of purplish spots would be that you bumped into something, possibly wh ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
34 years experience Dermatology
Possibilities: There are several possibilities for bruising. Trauma is a very common cause. Medications are quite common as well to cause bruising (aspirin, nsaids ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Lots: There are many different causes. See dermatologist to find out.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Rash: Rashes are hard to diagnose--sometimes when you are looking at them. Impossible to diagnose without even seeing them. You need to see your doctor.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
See a doctor: There are many reasons for tingling and numbness-, such as injury, neuroma (think pinched nerve in the foot) neuropathy of diabetes, thyroid issues, s ... Read More

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