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My wife's arms bruise easily. She quit taking aspirins 2 months ago, but bruises appear almost daily.?

My wife's arms bruise easily. She quit taking aspirins 2 months ago, but bruises appear almost daily.?

Have you seen md?: If not done yet, you need a complete blood count. Also! Need to check for kidney disease, liver disease, and eliminate any steroid use if taking them. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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


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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?

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

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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?

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

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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.

Bruising: 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

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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?

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?

Needs check up: Easy bruising can be caused from many reasons, leukemia being one of the less common causes. You should get her blood count (CBC) done and this can easily exclude leukemia as a cause. A medical exam would be the next best thing to do. ...Read more

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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

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

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Why do I bruise easily and get blood blisters when I scratch my arm?

Why do I bruise easily and get blood blisters when I scratch my arm?

Uncertain: Do you have any bleeding disorders, take aspirin or anticoagulant medications? Your physician can check to see if you have problem with bleeding/ clotting. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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Why do I bruise easily?

Why do I bruise easily?

See doctor: As could be due to meditations, clotting disorder or repeated minor trauma. ...Read more

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What causes me to bruise easily all of a sudden?

What causes me to bruise easily all of a sudden?

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

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What causes a person bruise easily - can it be helped?

What causes a person bruise easily - can it be helped?

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

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What makes a person bruise easily and can it be addressed?

What makes a person bruise easily and can it be addressed?

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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Bruise easily, and have abnormal pap tests do I have hiv?

Bruise easily, and have abnormal pap tests do I have hiv?

HIV: The only way to know if you have HIV or not is to get tested. Bruising and abnormal pap is probably due to other conditions not hiv. ...Read more

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I have poor blood circulation and also bruise easily. What can be done for this?

I have poor blood circulation and also bruise easily. What can be done for this?

Circulation: You need to be evaluated by a dr. To see what's going on with your circulation, skin, clotting mechanism and general status. ...Read more

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How come I bruise easily?

How come I bruise easily?

Blood thinners: Are you on any blood thinners, nsaids or
aspirin?
These meds can thin your blood and
could cause bruising easier than normal
if you are not on such meds, you
might want to see your medical doctor to
check things out. ...Read more

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What can cause someone to bruise easily?

What can cause someone to bruise easily?

Unsure: Do you have any type of bleeding disorder or do you take medications that affect platelets or clotting? ...Read more

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What makes some people bruise easily? And how to be less 'bruisey'?

What makes some people bruise easily? And how to be less 'bruisey'?

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

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Is it common to bruise easily and ache?

Is it common to bruise easily and ache?

No: Easily getting bruised may be due to some systemic problems such as platelet dysfunction. Have it evaluated by a professional. ...Read more

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I have sjogren's and fibromyalgia. I bruise easily. What could be causing it?

I have sjogren's and fibromyalgia. I bruise easily. What could be causing it?

Neither is at fault: Probably neither of those two conditions are a cause. Are you on asa or prednisone? Both meds can cause bruising. Have you rheumatologist or pcp evaluate it. ...Read more

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When you have hep c do you bruise easily?

Hepatitis C: Yes you can, also Aspirin or blood disorders. Also thin skin is a common cause of bruising. ...Read more

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Please explain why does my knee bruise easily?

Please explain why does my knee bruise easily?

Do you bump it?: Do you have any type of bleeding disorder or do you take medications that affect platelets or clotting? ...Read more

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Is it common to bruise easily when you are taking blood thinners?

Is it common to bruise easily when you are taking blood thinners?

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

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My INR is 0.94 but my MD isn't concerned. I bruise easily, should I be concerned?

My INR is 0.94 but my MD isn't concerned. I bruise easily, should I be concerned?

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.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I am starting to bruise easily due to plavix (clopidogrel). What can I do to protect myself?

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

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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?

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

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