A 19-year-old female asked:
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can hypothyroidism lead to bruising easily and dry skin and dry scabs that won't heal i have 2 small ones on arm my mom & aunt have hypothyroidism?

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Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
Yes, for dry skin: Untreated hypothyroidism can certainly cause dry skin, but it would be unlikely to cause bruising or scabs. I see that you are on advil, (ibuprofen) this can contribute to bruising. Considering your family history, it would be reasonable to get a free T4 and TSH level done to look at your thyroid function.
Answered on Dec 17, 2015
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