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Why do I have random bruises on my legs

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamidreza Sanatinia
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
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
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Many things: Bruising occurs when there is excess leakage of blood under the skin from broken blood vessels. Therefore problems such as fragile skin/blood vessels ... Read More

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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
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
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: If there is no history of trauma to explain the bruising, I would be concerned about the cause. Bruising is common after injury, but bruising without ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
Dermatology 40 years experience
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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
You might have: A blood coagulation disorder if you are not on any blood thinners. Have your doctor check you out with blood tests.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Bruising: Age? Supplements/foods like garlic, fish oil, gingko? Blood thinner like coumadin (warfarin)? Nsaids like aspirin, motrin, advil, aleve, feldene, etc?... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Bruises: Not likely to be due to gabapentin but certainly needs urgent attention before things get worse. Start by going to the nearest Emergency facility.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Weihong Pan
Neurology 31 years experience
Bleeding disorder: It is unlikely from gabapentin but more likely related to slow blood clotting, that could be dangerous particularly if it happens suddenly. I would go... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Although: Nausea ; even lightheadness/ dizziness may be explained by panic ; anxiety - i don't know how bruising of legs would fit in.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Erythema nodosum?: If they're on the front and you can feel them, they may be erythema nodosum, not bruises. Heads up -- it may be nothing, or warn of something sub... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marwan Akasheh
Hematology and Oncology 39 years experience
Bruises: If the bruises are over your legs only this is consistent with itp immune thrombocytopenia purpura which means destruction of platelets 70-80% unknown... Read More

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