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why might adult bruise very easily often have bruises on legs of unknown origin is ther treatment

A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Many possible causes: Many conditions can cause easy bruising in adults. A doctor's evaluation will help figure out the problem. Possible causes include: low platelets due ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Are you : Taking any blood thinners or baby aspirin? This can be a cause. Start with pcp.

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Bruises: You must see your doctor as soon as possible. The doctor will review your history, examine you, and order labs and x-ray imaging. Hope all goes well. ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/c ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience Pain Management
Need Workup: Including labs. This can be started by a primary care doctor such as an internist, family practice doc or an ob-gyn. You will need blood counts, plus ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marwan Akasheh
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
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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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Many possibilities : Leukemia could cause this, but much less likely than several other things. Given your location (South Africa) -- depending in part on lifestyle etc -- ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
There are many: causes such as blood clotting disorder, leukemia, kidney disease , etc. See your doctor. I hope this helps. If you still have any concern about this c ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Easy to tell: Whoever checked your fibrinogen for whatever reason would have done a blood count. In leukemia at your age, this is always very abnormal, usually with ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Do you bump it?: Do you have any type of bleeding disorder or do you take medications that affect platelets or clotting?
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Pain: It depends whether you bruised your muscle oly or had a bone bruise as well. Initiallt iwould use ice packs to reduce the swelling. After 48 hours i w ... Read More
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