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What are common causes of random bruising and leg pain?

What are common causes of random bruising and leg pain?

Aging: Easy bruising is common with age. Although most bruises are harmless and go away without treatment, easy bruising can sometimes be a sign of a more serious problem. Aging capillaries. Thinning skin. Blood-thinning drugs. Topical and systemic corticosteroids. Blood-clotting problem or a blood disease. Domestic violence or abuse. Consult your doctor if you have unusually large or painful bruises. ...Read more

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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymosis = subcutaneous bleeding covering a diameter ...Read more


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What causes unexplained bruising on legs? I constantly get bruises only on my legs without ever hitting myself.

What causes unexplained bruising on legs? I constantly get bruises only on my legs without ever hitting myself.

See explanation.: May be due to abnormalities of the clotting "web." including deficiencies of factors or acquired inhibitors of clotting factors. These in turn may be related to abnormalities of kidney or liver function. Also may be related to platelet function or medications. Very frequently though, nothing shows up in testing and "unexplained" bruising has a simple traumatic explanation. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what can cause random bruising on legs?

Can anyone tell me what can cause random bruising on legs?

Random bruising: Random bumping of legs would be my first guess. ...Read more

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Severe bruising on legs and thighs saw hermatologist everything normal help? Dont know what else to do :(

Severe bruising on legs and thighs saw hermatologist everything normal help? Dont know what else to do :(

Check spatial: surroundings. First make sure you do not need glasses. Second look at the rooms you are walking in. Are there sharp corners on desks and bed posts that you keep walking into? Is the furniture arranged in an awkward position that predisposes you to running into it? Read about Feng Shui. It might help. Good luck ...Read more

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Still Bruising on legs and thighs since december and hermatologists said all normal what do i do next??

 Still Bruising on legs and thighs since december and  hermatologists said all normal what do i do next??

Ecchymosis: some times the ecchymosis is due to fragility of the blood capillary. due to weak matrix in the connective Tissue. Just take vitamins ( Vit C. B complex) and avoid trauma. some people like this .especially women. and the clotting mechanisms are normal ...Read more

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Still bruising on legs and thighs has been going on since december saw a hermatologist and everythinh normal any advice?

Still bruising on legs and thighs  has been going on since december saw a hermatologist and everythinh normal any advice?

"Normal bruising": Bruising on the lower extremities is likely "normal bruising" if your platelet count and coagulation studies were normal. It's not unusual to not remember or notice bumping into furniture etc and to develop mild bruising. This type of bruising particularly common in overweight women. Easy bruising is more significant if there are 5 or more bruises present, each greater than 1 cm in diameter. ...Read more

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Still bruising on legs and thighs saw a hermotologist everything was normal had this since december i bruise where i scratch also?

Still bruising on legs and thighs saw a hermotologist everything was normal had this since december i  bruise where i scratch also?

Supplements: Some supplements such as fish oil, cur cumin, OpC-3, can affect the activity of platelets and make you bleed more easily. Also aspirin, Motrin, Aleve, (naproxen) can make bleeding more likely. Bruising under the skin is what causes bleeding. It is the trauma of scratching . ...Read more

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What can be cause of on and off bruising on leg?

What can be cause of on and off bruising on leg?

Vascular fragility: If you feel completely healthy with no other symptoms then likely not a big deal, but if any other symptoms or bruises don't go away see your doctor ...Read more

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Can anti depressants cause bruising on legs ? I have large unexplained bruises that have no pain that keep reappearing

Can anti depressants cause bruising on legs ? I have large unexplained bruises that have no pain that keep reappearing

SSRI's can: Ssri's can cause small hemorrhages, called petechiae, on your body -- especially if you're also using Aspirin or supplements that also interfere with clotting. These can coalesce into larger-appearing bruises. ...Read more

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Bruising on legs and thighs and all blood test normal saw hermatologist i dont know what to do now any help? :(

Bruising on legs and thighs and all blood test normal saw hermatologist i dont know what to do now any help? :(

Coagulation studies: make sure that you have had the appropriate coagulation studies performed. Do you have family history of easy bruising? If your coagulation studies are normal, than aspirin or even ibuprofen usage can cause ecchymosis (bruising). If you aren't taking any medications that cause prolonged bleeding time and all coagulation a studies are normal, then be assured that you are fine and healthy. ...Read more

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Can being overweight cause easy bruising on legs? Or could it be a more seriouse thing

Can being overweight cause easy bruising on legs? Or could it be a more seriouse thing

Being overweight: that is a large protuberant abdomen can put pressure on the lower large vein (vena cava) thus encouraging capillary pressure elevation which can result in bruising in the lower legs/ankles Its a "push" but it's the only connection I can make! You should have an evaluation of your PLATELEt count to be sure there are no other reasons and if you are taking ASPIRIN this may also contribute! Z ...Read more

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Random bruising on legs, neck pain and headaches. Bruises last a few days. Suggestions?

Random bruising on legs, neck pain and headaches. Bruises last a few days. Suggestions?

Work up: Bruising can be normal if there is appropriate trauma. However if you are not aware of trauma you could have vitamin deficiencies that are making it easy to bruise. Get checked by your doctor to rule out severe bleeding disorders. ...Read more

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Still bruising on legs and thighs saw hermatologist everything normal what now? Making me really frustrated and depressed

Still bruising on legs and thighs saw hermatologist everything normal what now? Making me really frustrated and depressed

Depends: are you very active and/or using multivitamins? Are you involved in any contact athletics? Are the bruise covering huge areas of your body? Were all of your blood tests including bleeding parameters normal? I suggest you speak with your hematologist. ...Read more

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What could cause levido reticularis to appear around knees for days straight in warm climate with unexplained bruising around legs in young adult fm?

What could cause levido reticularis to appear around knees for days straight in warm climate with unexplained bruising around legs in young adult fm?

Many possibilities: Livedo reticularis is a symptom rather than a disease. It can be signs of alternating dilated and constricted blood vessels as a reaction to temperature variations. The added bruising is concerning and may indicate your livedo is being caused by inflammation (vasculitis) or occlusion (thrombus) of your vessels. In either case you need to see a dermatologist and/or rheumatologist asap. ...Read more

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For 6 month severe pain 2x legs. Deep pain from knee to ankle. Now frequent bruising on legs w/no injury. Concern?

For 6 month severe pain 2x legs. Deep pain from knee to ankle. Now frequent  bruising on legs w/no injury. Concern?

Yes concern: Any persistent pain is a concern, but deep pain and bruising in the calf area could indicate deep vein thrombophlebitis, which can allow blood clots to travel elsewhere in your body, with severe consequences. Get this checked promptly. ...Read more

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I fell at work bruising my leg really badly. Right beside is an old varicose vein, which had bruised and doubled in size. Do I need medical attention?

I fell at work bruising my leg really badly. Right beside is an old varicose vein, which had bruised and doubled in size. Do I need medical attention?

V V and bruising.: You should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation including a venous duplex ultrasound. You may have bleed from the varicose veins or around the veins. Local care with compression and ice initially will help followed by heat to the area after 48 hours. At some point you vein problem should be addressed since veins only worsen with time. ...Read more

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Inner ankle bone is not sticking out like normal, there's bruising under inner ankle bone, and bruising up leg. Hurts after walking only.What is this?

Inner ankle bone is not sticking out like normal, there's bruising under inner ankle bone, and bruising up leg. Hurts after walking only.What is this?

Have it checked: This could be a tendon injury and or mass with swelling - have it checked out by a foot and ankle specialist/ podiatrist. ...Read more

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Bruise on top of foot last week happened to other side. Tender and looks like on the veins. Some bruising on legs too. What could cause this?

Bruise on top of foot last week happened to other side. Tender and looks like on the veins. Some bruising on legs too. What could cause this?

Need to know more: without knowing your medical history , meds on, if injured or examining you it is difficult to answer. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

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