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A 42-year-old female asked:

Bruises in legs cbc blood test normal,s.g.p.t normal,s.g.o.t normal what is the cause of these bruises?

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Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Bruises: Hi, it seems your CBC and liver function test are normal but how's your PT/PTT (coagulation tests), why are you taking Leflunomide and Sulfasalazine, inflammatory bowel dx? Leflunomide can cause low platelet which could lead to easy bruising, R u taking any Aspirin, Ibuprofen? Also you are on Steroid which can make the skin thin and causes rupture of small vessels under skin with slight trauma.
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Dr. Melissa Gowans
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Ouch: The blood tests that you reported is only a partial panel. Things that can cause easy bruising: Low platelets (cbc normal so not it). Prolong bleeding time, PT, or PTT (not reported). Low VonWillebrand factor (hereditary). Mild trauma(unnoticed and common on lower legs). Medications (are you taking aspirin or NSAIDS?). Chat with your doc, they'll help tease out the answer.
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Last updated Aug 8, 2014


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