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A 19-year-old female asked:

every few weeks i keep getting red/blue marks on my arms and face, they look like little hickeys/ bruises, what could it be? thanks.

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
See doctor: In an older person, skin damaged by sun may make one susceptible to bruises. In your age, you need a work-up to find out the cause. If you are taking asa even in small doses or fish oil supplement, consider stopping it for a few weeks and observe the effect on bruising.

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