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A 24-year-old member asked:

what causes easy bruising? i always have little bruises and don't know where they come from.

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Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Bruising: May simply be delicate thin skin, but can possibly be a disorder of blood or clotting. See your doctor.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need to examine: If you are not on blood thinners, easy bruising could be from low platelet count or fragile blood vessels You may visit this site for information and discuss the issue with your doctor: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/healthy-aging/in-depth/easy-bruising/art-20045762

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Should I get tested for easy bruising?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
Yes: Easy bruising is common. Medications, particularly non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents such as aspirin, Ibuprofen and related drugs, can lead to easy bruising, however, there are several medical conditions that may cause this.You should be evaluated by your primary health care provider to make certain there is no underlying serious cause.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Do lots of people get easy bruising, or is it unusual?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
It can be unusual: Many people feel they bruise easily, but in fact are simply noticing bruising more than usual. If there is indeed excessive bruising from minimal trauma, or bruising in an usual area, then that could be a sign of an underlying disorder, which is unusual.
A member asked:

I've been feeling more tired and have some easy bruising. When should I see the doctor?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Tired/easy bruisng: Now- it is the time for you to go to see your doctor. Need to have some further evaluation to rule out significant problem that can be associated with your tiredness and easy bruising. You can start with seeing your primary doctor.
A member asked:

My wife thinks I should see someone for my easy bruising. Should i?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Easy bruising: Easy bruising can be defined as bruising without a history of trauma or bruising after minor trauma that would not have caused bruising in the past. I think you should see your doctor to rule out more serious problems or significant bleeding disorder.
A member asked:

What can I use for easy bruising if I don't have a doctor?

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Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 46 years experience
First Check CBC: Easy bruising could be normal, familial.... Most important is to check blood count, platelet, hemoglobin... What about after shaving or menses..Are they heavy... ? All these are manifestations of abnormal bleeding...If all normal, take oranges and other citrus fruits..Or vitamin c half to one gram a day for a trial and see..Avoid trauma, hard physical contact...Just common sense.

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