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A 20-year-old female asked:

Noticed light yellow bruising on arms and legs i used to be 8stone now between 6 and 7 stone in 3 weeks i feel tired even if i sleep great?

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Dr. Ahimsa porter Sumchai md
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Resolving Ecchymoses: Sub clinical acute trauma to the extremities occur due to minor trauma from injuries that may not register to the average person during the course of an active day. Minor trauma can lead to focal regions of hemorrhage in the skin and underlying soft tissues that as hemoglobin breaks down fades from a reddish blue to a yellow discoloration that is focal and often present in skin exposed regions.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Time to see doctor: A young woman who unintentionally goes from 112 pounds down to 91 pounds, over just 3 weeks of time, can see her primary care doctor now for an evaluation. Usually, something serious is going on, in order to lose that much weight for no particular. Possibilities include hormonal problems, gastrointestinal problems, cancers, infections, etc...
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Get seen very soon!: Unexplained weight loss, with or without any other symptoms, always needs prompt evaluation, to discover the cause & treat the problem. There are lots of possible explanations, some fairly simple, like vitamin deficiencies or a malfunctioning thyroid gland. Other, more serious problems can be the cause, like tuberculosis or cancer, although these are not nearly a likely. See your doc this week!

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