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what causes easy bruising?

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Dr. Ayo Adu
Dr. Ayo Adu answered
Sports Medicine 14 years experience
Low platelets: A low platelet count can account for this. This would require blood work to be evaluated.

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A 19-year-old member asked:

What causes easy bruising? And what can happen if you don't take care of it right away?

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Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 42 years experience
Depends: Easy bruisability can be caused by several reasons. First are you taking Aspirin or Aspirin like products. Not to alarm you, but it is one of the early signs of leukemia. If you can't figure out a direct cause or remember being injured i would recommend you check with your physician.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Anyone know what causes easy bruising?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Easy Bruising: Easy bruising can be due to fragility of superficial blood vessels, or due to some defect in clotting mechanism of blood.It can be due to low platlet count, or deficiency of one of the clotting factors.If you bruise easy or you have spontaneusly, you should check with your doctor and he/she can examine you and do blood test to find thec cause.
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.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What can cause frequent & easy bruising?

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Dr. Adam Bodian
Dermatology 35 years experience
Maybe what you take: Bruising of the skin has many causes. Medications such as aspirin, Coumadin (warfarin) or Plavix can. Supplements like vit e, fish oil and ginko may do it. Alcohol intake thins the blood. Simple aging skin becomes thinner and more prone to bruising, especially in women. However, if the cause is not obvious, it is extremely important to see your internist for a complete check up!
A 35-year-old member asked:

What can cause really easy bruising?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
Blood thinners: Meds such as coumadin, (warfarin) placid, Aspirin and nsaids can all thin your blood making bruising fairly easy.

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