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Why do my arms bruise and bleed so easily? i am 58 years old and whenever i just bump my arm, i start bleeding and a bruise appears and stays for months.

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Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
It : It would be important to know if you have any type of bleeding disorder or take medications such as Aspirin or warfarin (coumadin) as those can increase bruising and bleeding. Our skin thins over time and our veins become more fragile, so as we approach our 50's and 60's, our skin can bruise easier as well. Good nutrition, with enough protein and vitamin c is important for our veins and skin. If this persists however please see your doctor and have your blood tested for any bleeding abnormalities (coagulopathies).
Dr. Jeffery Dormu
Vascular Surgery 23 years experience
Bruising: 1. The presence of bruises may be seen in patients with platelet or coagulation (blood-clotting) disorders 2. Leukemia (a cancer of the blood or bone marrow and is characterized by an abnormal proliferation (production by multiplication) of blood cells, usually white blood cells) 3. Meningoccocal infection (meningococcal disease describes infections caused by the bacterium neisseria meningitis.

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