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My daughter has bruises on her spine for no apparent reason?

My daughter has bruises on her spine for no apparent reason?

Bruises on spine: Check your daughters mattress. She may be restless or unconfortable while sleeping and bruising her back. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Why do I have bruises down my spine for no reason?

Why do I have bruises down my spine for no reason?

Posture?: The most common reason that i see skin discoloration over the spinous processes (the superficial bumps that you can feel on the spine) is from chronic pressure on the skin. This occurs from sitting in chairs with poor posture, essentially bruising the skin between the hard chair and the bone underneath. This would be an unusual presentation of a serious problem, but an md eval would be advised. ...Read more

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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?

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 (sertraline) 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

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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

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

Get checked again: You should go right away to get a check of your complete blood count. Leukemias can arise very quickly and often occur in younger people. Your bruising may be due to low platelets and your shortness of breath may be due to low hemoglobin. ...Read more

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What cause so many bruise I am getting brusise all over me for n o reason.

What cause so many bruise I am getting brusise all over me for n o reason.

Clotting problem?: Certain medications such as Aspirin and Coumadin (warfarin) 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 more

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What could be a reason that I bruise so easily?

What could be a reason that I bruise so easily?

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 more

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I'm getting bruises for no reason what does that mean?

I'm getting bruises for no reason what does that mean?

Bruises: Iif you are getting bruises for no reason, check with your doctor for a complete blood count. The most frequent cause of bruises is due to incidental trauma. ...Read more

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Why does it mean if i keep getting bruises for no reason?

Blood disorder?: Could indicate serious problems like a clotting disorder, low platelets, bone marrow disorder, spleen problems, or blood/bone marrow cancer. You need to go to your doctor for an evaluation and blood tests as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Any reason why am i randomly getting bruises for no reason?

Coagulopathy: Studies show that women who present with multiple areas of petechiae, purpura, or ecchymosis with no history of trauma sometimes have a coagulation disorder. At your age, TTP or ITP may be a possibility. You need a full CBC, CMP, PT/PTT/INR, Protein C, S, Factor 5, Full history and medications really needed. I recommend you go to Georgetown University and speak with a Hematologist ASAP. Good luck ...Read more

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What does it mean when bruises appear on your body for no reason?

What does it mean when bruises appear on your body for no reason?

BRUISES ON BODY: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS "FOR NO REASON." BRUISES CAN BE DUE TO MANY THINGS: MEDICATIONS FOR EXAMPLE, SUCH AS BLOOD THINNERS. BUMPING INTO OBJECTS INJURIES FALLING ON FLOOR VITAMIN C DEFICIENCY ALSO DEPENDS ON HOW LONG IT HAS BEEN GOING ON CHECK WITH YOUR GENERAL DOCTOR OR WITH A DERMATOLOGIST ...Read more

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Why do I keep falling/losing balance and bruising for no reason, often.

Why do I keep falling/losing balance  and bruising for no reason, often.

Loss of balance: There are many reasons that cause loss of balance from vertigo to vitamin deficiencies. Your bruising may be due to taking too many pain killers. It is therefore very important to make an appointment with your doctor tomorrow to find out was is causing your problem. ...Read more

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I have been getting bruises like crazy for no reason; is something bad going on?

I have been getting bruises like crazy for no reason; is something bad going on?

It depends: We see easy bruising on occasion. You should see your pcp and have some lab work done to evaluate your clotting factors. If these return normal consider some pills such as fish oils or Aspirin can cause easy bruising. ...Read more

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My body has been bruising for no reason at all they just appear everywhere this has been happening for the last four weeks why ?

My body has been bruising for no reason at all they just appear everywhere this has been happening for the last four weeks why ?

Low platelets?: You should see your doctor for some screening blood tests. Based on your age, one of the most common reasons for your symptoms is low platelets caused by auto-antibodies. Sometimes this goes away on its own, other times it needs treatment. There are other causes of low platelets, and there are other causes of bruising not associated with platelets. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Why is my stomach bruising for no reason?

There is a reson: You just have to figure it out- blood thinners, trauma some more severe problems with coagulation. Discuss with your doctor, you need some blood tests. ...Read more

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What would cause a bruise with no known reason?

What would cause a bruise with no known reason?

Abnormal clotting: Abnormalities of blood clotting mechanisms, e.g., low platelet counts, fragile blood vessels, low coagulation factors can result in bruising without trauma. If you are experiencing such symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can be a reason for easy skin bruising?

What can be a reason for easy skin bruising?

Skin bruising : Clotting factor issues or blood thinners can cause skin bruising. Consult with us to see if blood testing is needed. ...Read more

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I noticed I been getting bruises for no reason does this a circulation problem?

I noticed I been getting bruises for no reason does this a circulation problem?

Not necessarily: Easy bruisability could indicate a bleeding disorder (factor deficiency, platelet abnormality or deficiency), a hormonal abnormality such as cushing's, side effects of medications such as aspirin, plavix, (clopidogrel) prednisone. As one ages, there is less subdermal fat, and therefore people who are older may also normally bruise more easily. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I am all of the sudden getting thinner and bruising easily?

Is there a reason why I am all of the sudden getting thinner and bruising easily?

Wt loss & bruising: Unexplained weight loss and unusual bruising can be due to a large variety of things, many of them serious. It is imperative that you see a physician right away so that they can evaluate you thoroughly. They will likely ask you to do a complete blood count (CBC) and clotting tests known as pt and ptt. Please don't dely in seeking help. ...Read more

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What is the reason for invisible bruise like svere pain under right and left rib cage?

What is the reason for invisible bruise like svere pain under right and left rib cage?

Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, you should consider being seen. Possible causes can incude an irritation of a nerve in the thoracic spine, an inflammatory condition involving the pancreas or the lining of the lung, and multiple other causes. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually sort out the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

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