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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?

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?

See below: There are many different types of leukemias and those present with different symptoms. See this site for more information on this topic. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/leukemia/basics/symptoms/con-20024914 ...Read more

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What types of anemia can cause bruising?

What types of anemia can cause bruising?

Anaemia: Aplastic anaemia has low HB along with low platelet count. The low platelet count is responsible for bruising. It can happen in condition like myelofibrosis, aplastic anemia, severe b12 def, folate def, severe iron def, liver cirrhosis, chemo therapy, radiation, viral infections etc. See your GP if any concerns for further discussion. ...Read more

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Large severe looking bruises. Could they be because of my anemia?

Large severe looking bruises. Could they be because of my anemia?

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

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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?

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 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?

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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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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Can anemia cause easy bruising?

Can anemia cause easy bruising?

Not usually: Low platelets or poorly functioning platelets (in blood to help blood to clot) when an injury occurs, can be associated with bruising. Bruises you see are concerning, bur the bruises you feel are more concerning and require an urgent medical visit. Some meds can be associated with bruising, like aspirin. See your doctor please. ...Read more

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What could cause easy bruising besides anemia?

Several issues: Anemia is not one of them! Abnormal clotting due to low platelets or abnormal clotting factors or very thin skin, most commonly due to aging, where tiny bloos vessels in skin break easily as not supported by connective tissue. ...Read more

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Itch on thigh badly bruised after mild to moderate scratching. Do not have anemia. Bruising was within a few hours and bright red.

Itch on thigh badly bruised after mild to moderate scratching. Do not have anemia. Bruising was within a few hours and bright red.

Bruise red?: A bruise is usually not red - more blue, grey. It could be a local allergic or inflammatory reaction to the scratching. It is your platelets that would have more to do with bruising than red blood cells. Just keep an eye on it. ...Read more

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I wake up every morning with a half dozen new small bruises and no clue how I got them. Could this be an iron deficiency or anemia? Or something else?

I wake up every morning with a half dozen new small bruises and no clue how I got them. Could this be an iron deficiency or anemia? Or something else?

Get evaluated: You need basic screens for vascular fragility, thrombocytopenia, and a clotting factor problem. If you are taking any new medications, including "natural holistic herbal remedies from overseas", stop these if possible. If the bruises are palpable, the situation is especially concerning and a vasculitis workup may be in order. ...Read more

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What is causing this? The past few months I have been noticing I bruise very easily. There are bruises all over my legs and I have no clue what they are from. I have not been formally diagnosed but there are suspicions of anemia I have many of the signs.

What is causing this? The past few months I have been noticing I bruise very easily. There are bruises all over my legs and I have no clue what they are from. I have not been formally diagnosed but there are suspicions of anemia I have many of the signs.

If: If a patient is having persistent bruising, it should be determined whether they are taking any type of blood thinning medications or herbs. If the patient has persistent bruising, obtaining a blood test would be reasonable so consulting the patient's physician would be appropriate in that situation. ...Read more

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Bruising, petechiae, aplastic anemia was diagnosed with aplastic anemia sept 12, 2012my platelets are up to 66, 000, but today I am seeing petechiae?

Need Info: Are peteciae new or residual from original? Are you on treatment? Any bleeding? Any meds? Make sure no Aspirin or anti-inflammatories that can impact platelet function. Are you sure it's petechiae and not another rash? If it is recurrence of rash you had originally or if it is a new rash you should have your hematologist see it soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have anemia. I suppose its iron defency. I've started bruising and getting dizzy. What iron tablets are best for me to take and is safe to get pregna?

I have anemia. I suppose its iron defency. I've started bruising and getting dizzy. What iron tablets are best for me to take and is safe to get pregna?

Anemia?: Have u had blood tests to confirm this diagnosis? Ask doc what type anemia u have & what measures u can take to treat it. Better to get that straightened out before self-administering iron tablets. Prenatal vitamins are preferable. If extra iron is needed, your doc can offer options for treatment. Doc can also determine cause of bruising & dizziness. ...Read more

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Can Folic Acid Anemia cause bruising? What is the most accurate blood test to check for Folate (folic acid) anemia?

Can Folic Acid Anemia cause bruising? What is the most accurate blood test to check for Folate (folic acid) anemia?

No bruising.: Anemia due to folate (folic acid) or vitamin B12 deficiency is easy to diagnosed by examining the appearance of blood cells under microscope (megaloblastic or large cell type) and measuring the level of those chemicals in the blood (test: serum folate (folic acid)). Bruising is not associated with this type of anemia ...Read more

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I've struggled with anemia for about 1yr. I am now 7m pregnant. I have constant bruising & bone pain. I take iron pills but no results. Suggestions?

I've struggled with anemia for about 1yr. I am now 7m pregnant. I have constant bruising & bone pain. I take iron pills but no results. Suggestions?

IV therapy: Women who have severe anemia in pregnancy can benefit from IV iron therapy. It takes a long time for the body to absorb iron in the diet and with pills. And for women such as yourself who may have an iron absorption deficiency, IV iron therapy may be the answer. Talk to your doctor about this. One doesn't want to go into delivery (either vaginal or cesarean) severely anemic as could be threaten. ...Read more

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Why would anemia, treated with iron tablets, result in easy bruising of skin for 15 yr old when this bruising did not occur whilst anemic?

Why would anemia, treated with iron tablets, result in easy bruising of skin for 15 yr old when this bruising did not occur whilst anemic?

Likely unrelated: Anemia involved a low level of functioning cells and it is assumed that low iron levels are limiting the refurbishing of old cells as they wear out and or are built new. Bruising has to do with capillary fragility, platelet function and or chemicals in the clotting cascade. Something else is going on and you need to clarify that with the doc. Bruising is more worisome to me than anemia. ...Read more

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