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Arms Bruise Easily
My wife's arms bruise easily. She quit taking aspirins 2 months ago, but bruises appear almost daily.?
Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more
Sometimes my Thighs and arms bruise easily for no reason. Had physical exam 8 months ago w/ normal results. Could it be luekemia or something serious?
Get a recheck: Bruising means bleeding under the skin. There are many possible causes for it. You should go see your doctor who can check your CBC (complete blood count) and rule out any serious causes like Leukemia or any other disease like Leukemia which can affect (decrease) your platelet count or impair your platelet function (taking Aspirin is one such drug that can cause bruises due to platelet malfunction). ...Read more
What to to about lower arms that bruise really easily? My lower arms bruise really easily. I can just bump into something and an awlful bruise appears and takes a long time to go away. What causes this?
Typically: Typically that is caused by "actinic purpura" which occurs after age and sun damage thin the skin and cause it to bruise more easily. There is not easy fix, but I would recommend sunscreens, protective clothing, and do your best to avoid trauma to those areas. I would recommend you see a dermatologist who can further evaluate you to confirm the diagnosis and be sure that is the correct diagnosis. I hope that helps. Below is information on elta md sunscreen which I really like for my patients. ...Read more
I am a 67 year old male with issues regarding bruising on my arms. I bruise very easily with a slight scrap or pinch of my under arms. The bruises a?
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Why do my arms bruise and bleed so easily? I am 58 years old and whenever I just bump my arm, I start bleeding and a bruise appears and stays for months.
1. The presence of bruises may be seen in patients with platelet or coagulation (blood-clotting) disorders
2. Leukemia (a cancer of the blood or bone marrow and is characterized by an abnormal proliferation (production by multiplication) of blood cells, usually white blood cells)
3. Meningoccocal infection (meningococcal disease describes infections caused by the bacterium neisseria meningitis. ...Read more
My skin on my lower arms bruise and tear really easily. It takes a long time to heal. What causes this?
My mother, 40 bruise easily on arms and knees which everytime fades away in 2-3 days. It also hurts. She also has lot of shoulder pain. Leukemia?
Why do I keep getting unexplained bruises? Some of the bruises are really painful. I'm not the kind to bruise easily. But now I'm bruising like nothing. And I don't even know where its coming from! I've had two random bruises on my arm for about a week an
See doc: If the bruising is a new development for you (and is not a long standing problem), you definitely should see a health care provider for an exam and possible blood tests. One common cause of new bruising could be low platelets. There are many possible causes of this, many of which have good treatments. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
I bruise easily, have low fibrinogen, sometimes leg or arm aches, sometimes chest pain or palpitations, dizzy when I stand up. Do I have leukaemia?
Easy to tell: Whoever checked your fibrinogen for whatever reason would have done a blood count. In leukemia at your age, this is always very abnormal, usually with bizarre cells. Without hard findings on physical exam, I suspect you are paying to much attention to the minor discomforts of ordinary life. Work hard, make friends, develop your abilities on a career path, stay cheerful ...Read more
Could it be leukemia? I'm 20 years old, I do smoke, I have an iron deficiency, I'm anemic, the lymph nodes under my left and right arm are enlarged as well as the right side of my throat. I bruise easily and have a headache almost every night. & no matter
See your doctor: Most forms of leukemia are obvious on a blood count, and there are many other causes of swollen lymph nodes. It sounds like you need a comprehensive medical evaluation, preferably by an internist. You may need referral to a hematologist/oncologist and may need tissue biopsy if the history, physical exam and routine lab are of concern. Infectious mono can give all the things you have as well. ...Read more
Several causes: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Bruise: Bruising easily, even without trauma, could signify a medical problem that needs attention. Deficiency of vitamin k (found in dark green, leafy vegetables) also can cause you to bruise easily. A vitamin c deficiency could also be to blame. Also, it could be a side effect from drugs. Taking supplements could help decrease risk. I hope this helps, if so, please vote for me. Thanks! ...Read more
Many reasons: The are a host of reasons why someone might bruise easily and they are too extensive to simply explain here. See your physician for a full evaluation. ...Read more
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Bruising: Bruising easily, even without trauma, could signify a medical problem that needs attention. Deficiency of vitamin k (found in dark green, leafy vegetables) also can cause you to bruise easily. A vitamin c deficiency could also be to blame. Also drug side effects could also cause it. I hope this helps and if it does, please vote for me. Thanks. ...Read more
Yes: Because you are on blood thinner and your blood is thin you can bruise very easily which is not a big problem, usually it becomes a problems if you are bleeding from your mouth or in stool, in that case your inr sould be checked and you should see a doctor. I would not worry only with bruising, it will say on the medicine side effect sheet also. ...Read more
INR is fine:
A value of 0.94 is not meaningfully different from 1.0, the so-called normal value. If you are overweight, losing weight may help.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Talk to your Doctor: Some people tend to bruise much easier than others. The medicine is working but the bruising and constant injury that occurs from it will cause over time damage to your skin and soft tissues. You can try and protect your self but it is impossible to avoid all contact. You need to discuss the need for the Plavix (clopidogrel) and if there are any alternatives with your doctor. Aditional blood test are needed. ...Read more
I bruise easily and very badly. With knotting in the muscles in the bruise. I'm 39 ys old is there a vitimin I can take for this?
Before: Taking any vitamins please check and find out whether you have a bleeding tendency. See your doctor. These are simple tests... ...Read more