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Anemia Symptoms Bruising
I had anemia in the past. I wanted to know the symptoms of leukemia. I have dizziness, headache, loss of appetite I eat sometimes 1 a day. Bruise easy?
Wife (33) chronic symptoms:mood swings,constipation,anger, bad hair/nails, weight gain, anemia, bruising, sun sensitive,acne. possible thyroid problem
Look farther: You may be anemic. Lots of people are. The causes of anemia are seldom the causes of bruising, unless there is a common underlying hematologic disorder. Your physician will complete the workup in short order, hopefully in two weeks or less. If not, insist on a hematology referral. ...Read more
Depends.: Anemia by itself will not cause bruising. However, massive bruising and anemia is suggestive of a bleeding disorder or a lack of platelets in additional to red blood cells from a bone marrow problem. The most importtant issue is to establish why you are anemic. Show your doctor the bruises. If concerning, they will check a platelet count and coagulation tests. You may need to see hematologist. ...Read more
How come when I get bruises I don't know where they come from. Could something be wrong wit me besides anemia. I don't have that?
Could be: Easy bruising is defined as bruising without a history of trauma or bruising after minor trauma that would not have caused bruising in the past. It might be considered normal or could be due to some significant problems. Some medication can increase your risk for bruising i.e. Aspirin, blood thinner, Plavix (clopidogrel) etc. See your doctor and she/he will order simple blood test to evaluate further. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See physician: If not trauma, hematologic or autoimmune phenomena need to be investigated. ...Read more
My doctor told me I have anemia. My appetite has completely vanished and I have started to bruise with so much as scratching. Why is this happening?
See a hematologist.: Anemia is a lack of red blood cells, and a great many causes. However, the bruising with simple scratching sound like a very low platelet count (another type of blood cell). That, along with the loss of appetite could be something serious. You should see a blood specialist (hematologist) right away. ...Read more
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