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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Bruising Easily (Overview)

Bruise =contusion A bruise occurs when trauma injures capillaries & possibly venules causing blood to seep into the interstitial tissues surrounding them. Blood vessel weakness or clotting problems can both contribute to easy bruising.


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Are there other causes for bruising easily, other than anemia?

Are there other causes for bruising easily, other than anemia?

Yes: Anemia does not cause bruising. Easy bruising can be a result of a problem with the clotting system such as low platelets or a clotting disorder. Sometimes in the elderly or patients receiving glucocorticoid therapy it can be secondary to fragility of blood vessels in the skin. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
180 doctors shared insights

Bruising Easily (Overview)

Bruise =contusion A bruise occurs when trauma injures capillaries & possibly venules causing blood to seep into the interstitial tissues surrounding them. Blood vessel weakness or clotting problems can both contribute to easy bruising.


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Is there any connection between bulimia and bruising easily?

Is there any connection between bulimia and bruising easily?

Bulimia: Bulimia results in purging, and along with use of laxatives, it impacts the nutrients your body needs, the deficiency of some such as essential vitamins can affect blood vessels integrity. ...Read more

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Which vitamins and minerals prevent you from bruising easily?

Which vitamins and minerals prevent you from bruising easily?

Vit C and K, Calcium: We need almost all the vitamins and most of the minerals in their normal levels for regulation of all bodily systems including blood- part of hemotological system which included blood, bone marrow, and reticulo endothelial organs under which spleen, lympnodes, liver all come. Vitamin k is a procoagulant, helps to coagulate and avid bleeding tendency. Used in liver patients, who produce less vitk ...Read more

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What can you do to prevent from bruising easily?

What can you do to prevent from bruising easily?

Avoid pressure point: Avoid pressure points
if you are taking blood-thinners have your inr checked periodical. ...Read more

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I'm getting sick a lot and bruising easily. I'm also tired a lot with headaches. What could be the cause?

I'm getting sick a lot and bruising easily. I'm also tired a lot with headaches. What could be the cause?

Go see your DR and: Get checked for stress, anxiety, immunodeficiency, blood/ autoimmune condition etc. Eat lots of fruits and veggies, get enough rest and sleep, drink lots of water. Stop the Aspirin and nsaids cuz they may have caused your bruising. God bless u! ...Read more

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Is bruising easily due to a blood disorder?

Is bruising easily due to a blood disorder?

Possible..: There are inherited and acquired blood disorders and certain medications that can cause easy bruising. Auto-antibodies directed at platelets (known as itp) can cause bruising. Lastly, there are certain genetic conditions involving connective tissue that can also manifest as easy bruising. Is this bruising new? Your doc or a referral to a hematologist can help figure out the cause, if needed. ...Read more

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What are causes for bruising easily?

What are causes for bruising easily?

Bruising easily: As skin thins with age & there is less fat, blood vessels have less protection from injury. Some medications such corticosteroids or supplements such as Ginko can ^ bruising risk. Low platelet count or abnormal platelet function may also be causes. See http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/healthy-aging/in-depth/easy-bruising/art-20045762 ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Bruising easily?

What is the definition or description of: Bruising easily?

Bruising easily: Bruise =contusion A bruise occurs when trauma injures capillaries & possibly venules causing blood to seep into the interstitial tissues surrounding them. Blood vessel weakness or clotting problems can both contribute to easy bruising. ...Read more

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What can you do to prevent from bruising easily?

Avoid pressure point: Avoid pressure points
if you are taking blood-thinners have your inr checked periodical. ...Read more

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Is there any connection between bulimia and bruising easily?

Bulimia: Bulimia results in purging, and along with use of laxatives, it impacts the nutrients your body needs, the deficiency of some such as essential vitamins can affect blood vessels integrity. ...Read more

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

Is there a reason why I am all of a 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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I am afraid I may have leukemia :(or something serious. Bruising easily a lot lately?

I am afraid I may have leukemia :(or something serious. Bruising easily a lot lately?

Hard to say...: Leukemia can present with multiple signs and symptoms including but not limited to: bone pain, refusal to bear weight, gum bleeding, bleeding from other sites, pallor, lack of appetite, fever, night sweats, unexplained weight loss, easy bruising, fatigue, multiple infections, etc. If a concern for leukemia exists, consultation with the primary care physician or a hematologist is recommended. ...Read more

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Is bruising easily due to a blood disorder?

Possible..: There are inherited and acquired blood disorders and certain medications that can cause easy bruising. Auto-antibodies directed at platelets (known as itp) can cause bruising. Lastly, there are certain genetic conditions involving connective tissue that can also manifest as easy bruising. Is this bruising new? Your doc or a referral to a hematologist can help figure out the cause, if needed. ...Read more

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Is bruising easily a side effect of chemotherapy?

Is bruising easily a side effect of chemotherapy?

Sometimes: If the platelet count drops, it can cause bruising. Also, if someone is on a blood thinner and receiving chemotherapy, they can bruise easier. Also, depends on the chemotherapy. Some can lead to lower platelet counts than others. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I am bruising easily and always tired. What should I do?

I am bruising easily and always tired. What should I do?

Get seen.: This is a complex question which does not have a simple answer. Too many things it could be. Should have a good exam, consider some lab testing for thyroid, blood counts, basic chemistry. ...Read more

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I'm getting sick a lot and bruising easily. I'm also tired a lot with headaches. What could be the cause?

Go see your DR and: Get checked for stress, anxiety, immunodeficiency, blood/ autoimmune condition etc. Eat lots of fruits and veggies, get enough rest and sleep, drink lots of water. Stop the Aspirin and nsaids cuz they may have caused your bruising. God bless u! ...Read more

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Is bruising easily a sign of anemia?

Is bruising easily a sign of anemia?

Not exactly: Anemia or low red blood cell count usually presents with other symptoms. You should have an in-person exam and blood tests to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are there other causes for bruising easily, other than anemia?

Yes: Anemia does not cause bruising. Easy bruising can be a result of a problem with the clotting system such as low platelets or a clotting disorder. Sometimes in the elderly or patients receiving glucocorticoid therapy it can be secondary to fragility of blood vessels in the skin. ...Read more

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