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A 18-year-old female asked about a 46-year-old female:

my mum has brusies all the time and gets them from nowhere she had it for years what could it be?

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Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 21 years experience
Ecchymoses: Ecchymoses or bruises can occur from even relatively minor bumping of the skin especially on the arms and legs. Chronic sun damage can destroy elastin fibers around small blood vessels and thin skin making bruising more common. Also some medications and foods thin blood including aspirin, plavix, coumadin, (warfarin) vitamin e, fish oil, alcohol, ginkgo biloba, and garlic. See a physician to check pt/ptt lab.

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