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Bruises On Back For No Reason
I have fatty liver non alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver. l have purple bruises on my back & l am wonderin could they be the reason for them?
They might be: Cirrhosis can result in enlargement of the spleen, which traps platelets, as well as damaging the ability of the liver to make clotting factors, and both of those can result in easy and pathological bruising. Not sure why you are on both Zoloft and Prozac, and wonder why you aren't on beta blockers to prevent variceal bleeding. Talk to your doctor about being on 2 SSRIs and about beta blockers. ...Read more
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more
Are my symptoms all in my head? I went to get a CBC in february and everything came back fine. I still feel tired, bruise easily, and have horrible shortness of breath for no reason. Could leukemia have developed between now and then? Should I get a secon
Pain in collar bone,around + to back of shoulder blade. Slightly in side of breast tissue.Can move arm fine, but tender to touch. Reason for concern?
Checkup: It would be prudent to get a physical exam- causes are multiple. ...Read more
Check with your MD: You may have a bleeding disorder, like low platlet count or increased capillary fragility.Some people more common in females and old age bruise easy without any underlying disease, but you should check with your doctor and he/she may order blood tests to rule out vitamin deficiency like scurvy and platlet count, and clotting factors some meds like blood thinners&aspirin can cause this and liver disea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clotting problem?: Certain medications such as Aspirin and Coumadin can cause you to bruise easily. However, illnesses that interference with platelet function can do the same thing. If you are not taking a medication that is known to cause easy bruising, you should have a full blood work up by your medical doctor as soon as possible to help find the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My skin hurts all over and feels like it is bruised but there's no reason for this. Especially my upper thighs. Why?
I had 2 types of flu at the same time just over a week ago, could that be the reason why my whole body feels bruised when I touch it?
Flu can be tough: Indeed, some patients say when they catch the flu it's like being run over with a steam roller! A hallmark of the disease is the malaise and 'wiped out' feeling -since it is really a vicious virus. All the more reason to get vaccinated to prevent the flu. Maybe as well you need to take better care of yourself? More sleep, no tobacco/alcohol etc. If you're not better soon, see a doctor to make sure ...Read more
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