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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bruising Easily (Overview)

Bruise =contusion A bruise occurs when trauma injures capillaries & possibly venules causing blood to seep into the interstitial tissues surrounding them. Blood vessel weakness or clotting problems can both contribute to easy bruising.


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Are there other causes for bruising easily, other than anemia?

Are there other causes for bruising easily, other than anemia?

Yes: Anemia does not cause bruising. Easy bruising can be a result of a problem with the clotting system such as low platelets or a clotting disorder. Sometimes in the elderly or patients receiving glucocorticoid therapy it can be secondary to fragility of blood vessels in the skin. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
180 doctors shared insights

Bruising Easily (Overview)

Bruise =contusion A bruise occurs when trauma injures capillaries & possibly venules causing blood to seep into the interstitial tissues surrounding them. Blood vessel weakness or clotting problems can both contribute to easy bruising.


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Is there any connection between bulimia and bruising easily?

Is there any connection between bulimia and bruising easily?

Bulimia: Bulimia results in purging, and along with use of laxatives, it impacts the nutrients your body needs, the deficiency of some such as essential vitamins can affect blood vessels integrity. ...Read more

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Which vitamins and minerals prevent you from bruising easily?

Which vitamins and minerals prevent you from bruising easily?

Vit C and K, Calcium: We need almost all the vitamins and most of the minerals in their normal levels for regulation of all bodily systems including blood- part of hemotological system which included blood, bone marrow, and reticulo endothelial organs under which spleen, lympnodes, liver all come. Vitamin k is a procoagulant, helps to coagulate and avid bleeding tendency. Used in liver patients, who produce less vitk ...Read more

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What can you do to prevent from bruising easily?

What can you do to prevent from bruising easily?

Avoid pressure point: Avoid pressure points
if you are taking blood-thinners have your inr checked periodical. ...Read more

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I'm getting sick a lot and bruising easily. I'm also tired a lot with headaches. What could be the cause?

I'm getting sick a lot and bruising easily. I'm also tired a lot with headaches. What could be the cause?

Go see your DR and: Get checked for stress, anxiety, immunodeficiency, blood/ autoimmune condition etc. Eat lots of fruits and veggies, get enough rest and sleep, drink lots of water. Stop the Aspirin and nsaids cuz they may have caused your bruising. God bless u! ...Read more

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Is bruising easily due to a blood disorder?

Is bruising easily due to a blood disorder?

Possible..: There are inherited and acquired blood disorders and certain medications that can cause easy bruising. Auto-antibodies directed at platelets (known as itp) can cause bruising. Lastly, there are certain genetic conditions involving connective tissue that can also manifest as easy bruising. Is this bruising new? Your doc or a referral to a hematologist can help figure out the cause, if needed. ...Read more

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What are causes for bruising easily?

What are causes for bruising easily?

Bruising easily: As skin thins with age & there is less fat, blood vessels have less protection from injury. Some medications such corticosteroids or supplements such as Ginko can ^ bruising risk. Low platelet count or abnormal platelet function may also be causes. See http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/healthy-aging/in-depth/easy-bruising/art-20045762 ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Bruising easily?

What is the definition or description of: Bruising easily?

Bruising easily: Bruise =contusion A bruise occurs when trauma injures capillaries & possibly venules causing blood to seep into the interstitial tissues surrounding them. Blood vessel weakness or clotting problems can both contribute to easy bruising. ...Read more

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What can you do to prevent from bruising easily?

Avoid pressure point: Avoid pressure points
if you are taking blood-thinners have your inr checked periodical. ...Read more

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Is there any connection between bulimia and bruising easily?

Bulimia: Bulimia results in purging, and along with use of laxatives, it impacts the nutrients your body needs, the deficiency of some such as essential vitamins can affect blood vessels integrity. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I am all of a sudden getting thinner and bruising easily?

Is there a reason why I am all of a sudden getting thinner and bruising easily?

Wt loss & bruising: Unexplained weight loss and unusual bruising can be due to a large variety of things, many of them serious. It is imperative that you see a physician right away so that they can evaluate you thoroughly. They will likely ask you to do a complete blood count (CBC) and clotting tests known as pt and ptt. Please don't dely in seeking help. ...Read more

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I am afraid I may have leukemia :(or something serious. Bruising easily a lot lately?

I am afraid I may have leukemia :(or something serious. Bruising easily a lot lately?

Hard to say...: Leukemia can present with multiple signs and symptoms including but not limited to: bone pain, refusal to bear weight, gum bleeding, bleeding from other sites, pallor, lack of appetite, fever, night sweats, unexplained weight loss, easy bruising, fatigue, multiple infections, etc. If a concern for leukemia exists, consultation with the primary care physician or a hematologist is recommended. ...Read more

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Is bruising easily due to a blood disorder?

Possible..: There are inherited and acquired blood disorders and certain medications that can cause easy bruising. Auto-antibodies directed at platelets (known as itp) can cause bruising. Lastly, there are certain genetic conditions involving connective tissue that can also manifest as easy bruising. Is this bruising new? Your doc or a referral to a hematologist can help figure out the cause, if needed. ...Read more

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Is bruising easily a side effect of chemotherapy?

Is bruising easily a side effect of chemotherapy?

Sometimes: If the platelet count drops, it can cause bruising. Also, if someone is on a blood thinner and receiving chemotherapy, they can bruise easier. Also, depends on the chemotherapy. Some can lead to lower platelet counts than others. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I am bruising easily and always tired. What should I do?

I am bruising easily and always tired. What should I do?

Get seen.: This is a complex question which does not have a simple answer. Too many things it could be. Should have a good exam, consider some lab testing for thyroid, blood counts, basic chemistry. ...Read more

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I'm getting sick a lot and bruising easily. I'm also tired a lot with headaches. What could be the cause?

Go see your DR and: Get checked for stress, anxiety, immunodeficiency, blood/ autoimmune condition etc. Eat lots of fruits and veggies, get enough rest and sleep, drink lots of water. Stop the Aspirin and nsaids cuz they may have caused your bruising. God bless u! ...Read more

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Is bruising easily a sign of anemia?

Is bruising easily a sign of anemia?

Not exactly: Anemia or low red blood cell count usually presents with other symptoms. You should have an in-person exam and blood tests to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are there other causes for bruising easily, other than anemia?

Yes: Anemia does not cause bruising. Easy bruising can be a result of a problem with the clotting system such as low platelets or a clotting disorder. Sometimes in the elderly or patients receiving glucocorticoid therapy it can be secondary to fragility of blood vessels in the skin. ...Read more

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Does von willebrand's disease involve bruising easily?

Does von willebrand's disease involve bruising easily?

Yes: Symptoms of VWD may include increased bruising. Other types of bleeding typically seen include nose bleeds, prolonged menstrual periods, prolonged bleeding after surgery or injury, mucous membrane bleeding. Vwd usually does not present with spontaneous joint bleeding / deep tissue bleeding as is seen in the hemophilias. ...Read more

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I am experiencing back pain (severity: severe) (side: both), dizziness and bruising (quality: bruising easily).

I am experiencing back pain (severity: severe) (side: both), dizziness and bruising (quality: bruising easily).

Could be serious if: No trauma and you have severe pain and bruising without cause, could be kidney stone if inlow back like a knife or even worse if bruising increases liek leukemia so should go to the er for tests ...Read more

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The tips of my nails are very white & I have a blue hue on the bottom of my nail. I also have been bruising easily a lot recently. Should I worry?

The tips of my nails are very white & I have a blue hue on the bottom of my nail. I also have been bruising easily a lot recently. Should I worry?

Not sure by your: Description that you have bruises under neath your fingernail or could be cyanosis, which is blue discoloration of your skin due to poor oxygenation of your blood. You could be anemic from the constant bruising, which is a serious sign and will need thorough workup for blood diseases. Or you could have cold intolerance or Raynaud's and rheumatoid condition. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Which vitamins and minerals prevent you from bruising easily?

Vit C and K, Calcium: We need almost all the vitamins and most of the minerals in their normal levels for regulation of all bodily systems including blood- part of hemotological system which included blood, bone marrow, and reticulo endothelial organs under which spleen, lympnodes, liver all come. Vitamin k is a procoagulant, helps to coagulate and avid bleeding tendency. Used in liver patients, who produce less vitk ...Read more

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I have been bleeding and bruising easily. Iv been using a lot of nsaids and ibprofin. How can I tell that IV been taking too much? What symptoms?

I have been bleeding and bruising easily. Iv been using a lot of nsaids and ibprofin. How can I tell that IV been taking too much? What symptoms?

To much: If you are bruising and bleeding you may be getting too much of the NSAIDs. They can inhibit the platelets and if taken in large amounts harm your kidneys. Your physician can run some blood work to see why you are bruising and bleeding plus see if there is any kidney damage. ...Read more

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What could explain my symptoms of bruising easily, frequent tingly headrushes, and heightened levels of anxiety and lethargy? Should I be concerned?

What could explain my symptoms of bruising easily, frequent tingly headrushes, and heightened levels of anxiety and lethargy? Should I be concerned?

Bruise & Tingle: This MAY have something to do w/your circulation and/or blood viscosity. Please see your doc. No need to worry. It doesn't help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have been bruising easily. Today my husband pinched my nose as a joke. I now have a purple bruise on the tip of my nose under where he pinched. Why?

I have been bruising easily. Today my husband pinched my nose as a joke. I now have a purple bruise on the tip of my nose under where he pinched. Why?

Easy bruising: You probably should have a general check up with your doctor and have some basic blood tests to investigate the issue, it may be nothing. Do you take over the counter meds/supplements? If so, stop them and see if things get better. ...Read more

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Why am i bruising easily? I have bruised easily all my life. I'm not anemic and iron levels are good. Is there a reason for it?

When to worry?: The most difficult thing in medicine is knowing when to worry. The fact that this has happened "all your life" is reassuring. If it's a sudden change, I get concerned. Nosebleeds, vaginal or rectal bleeding, bleeding with urination, and "unexplained" buises can be significant. I remember a woman who had bruises along the seam lines of her jeans — and we were all concerned. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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I keep seeing symptoms of hiv 2 years ago unprotected sex I keep getting this white clumpy discharge bruising easily white thick discharge?

I keep seeing symptoms of hiv 2 years ago unprotected sex I keep getting this white clumpy discharge bruising easily white thick discharge?

Get tested: If you have ever had unprotected sex you should get tested for HIV. Getting tested is quick and easy. Even without insurance, many public health departments or nonprofit organizations offer testing for free. It is not something to mess around with. Even if your symptoms are not related, it will give you peace of mind. Always use protection barrier protection (condom) unless mutually monogamous. ...Read more

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Might be nothing but seem to be bruising easily, tired all the time and it looked like my legs may have been slightly swollen, should I be concerned?

Might be nothing but seem to be bruising easily, tired all the time and it looked like my legs may have been slightly swollen, should I be concerned?

BRUISING, TIRED, ETC: YES. YOU SHOULD BE CONCERNED.
DO YOU TAKE ANY MEDICATIONS?
I DON'T KNOW HOW LONG THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON, BUT YOUR SHOULD SEE YOU PCP OR INTERNIST WITH ALL DELIBERATE SPEED.
BEST LUCK TO YOU. . . ...Read more

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