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29 yr old female, deep tissue aches in thighs & upper arms & blue-ish, purple bruises without injury, over a year.Mainly rite thigh. What could it be?

29 yr old female, deep tissue aches in thighs & upper arms & blue-ish, purple bruises without injury, over a year.Mainly rite thigh. What could it be?

Muscle problem: Chronic, unprovoked muscle pain associated with unexplained bruising could be a serious problem. There are certain medical conditions that can cause this and would need to be investigated by your physician. There are blood tests that can narrow down the likely causes. Myositis is an example of a condition where the muscles can be painful or weak. ...Read more

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Every few weeks i keep getting red/blue marks on my arms and face, they look like little hickeys/ bruises, what could it be? Thanks.

Every few weeks i keep getting red/blue marks on my arms and face, they look like little hickeys/ bruises, what could it be? Thanks.

See doctor: In an older person, skin damaged by sun may make one susceptible to bruises. In your age, you need a work-up to find out the cause. If you are taking asa even in small doses or fish oil supplement, consider stopping it for a few weeks and observe the effect on bruising. ...Read more

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More appearance of blue veins running down arms and stomach ?

More appearance of blue veins running down arms and stomach
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Probsbly ok: Assuming you are losing large amounts of weight and do not have serious medical problems such as liver disease or hiv, it is probably just superficial veins that have become more noticeable. Discuss with promary md at next examination. ...Read more

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Faint like symptoms. Excessive sweating (under arms) purple/blue finger/toes. Exhaustion. Irritable?

Faint like symptoms. Excessive sweating (under arms)  purple/blue finger/toes. Exhaustion. Irritable?

See a doctor: Hi. It sounds like you're describing cyanosis, perhaps hypoxia, and a reflex sympathetic response. Please ask your parents to take you to a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why are the 'blue' veins in my arms/hands/chest suddenly much more visible? Heart checked last year, and blood test just two weeks ago, all clear.

Positional: When you place your arms and legs lower than your heart, they fill and become prominent. When they're above your heart, they collapse and appears as "streaks." Also, when you're well tanned, they're less visible. AS your tan fades, you see them better. Darker veins are NOT a sign of disease! ...Read more

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Onset of flat, visible blue green veins both arms, chest, and breasts. Just started necon birth control 1 wk before veins noticed. Connection/concern?

There should: Be no relationship to visible veins and the birth control pill. The risk of a blood clot is low and does not present this way. I think you are focusing too hard on possible side effects. Good luck. ...Read more