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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

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more


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What types of anemia can cause bruising?

What types of anemia can cause bruising?

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

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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

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymoses are bruises. Bruises are purple or red collections of blood under the skin that appear after blood vessels in the skin break, causing the blood to spread through the tissues ...Read more


Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more