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Can Lupus Cause Easy Bruising
Maybe what you take: Bruising of the skin has many causes. Medications such as aspirin, Coumadin (warfarin) or Plavix can. Supplements like vit e, fish oil and ginko may do it. Alcohol intake thins the blood. Simple aging skin becomes thinner and more prone to bruising, especially in women. However, if the cause is not obvious, it is extremely important to see your internist for a complete check up! ...Read more
Not usually: Low platelets or poorly functioning platelets (in blood to help blood to clot) when an injury occurs, can be associated with bruising. Bruises you see are concerning, bur the bruises you feel are more concerning and require an urgent medical visit. Some meds can be associated with bruising, like aspirin. See your doctor please. ...Read more
Easy Bruising: Easy bruising can be due to fragility of superficial blood vessels, or due to some defect in clotting mechanism of blood. It can be due to low platlet count, or deficiency of one of the clotting factors. If you bruise easy or you have spontaneusly, you should check with your doctor and he/she can examine you and do blood test to find thec cause. ...Read more
What causes easy bruising? I woke up with a bunch of them on the back of my thighs. They don't hurt. Very concerned.
What can cause easy bruising? I have a bunch of painless bruises on the back of my thighs. Could it be from a bug bite?
Need more: Information. They could very well be from bug bites as everyone's skin is different and everyone reacts in different ways. Some are very sensitive. Also when do the painless bruises come on? Do you have any other signs and symptoms? Need to rule out leukemia and other blood disorders. Discuss with your doctor if blood test is necessary. ...Read more
Causes of sudden easy bruising? Rarely bruise & now I have 4 that have no cause/known origin. Medical conditions include IST/ANS dysfunction & no meds
Easy bruisability: Sudden easy bruisability not caused by taking aspirin, NSAIDS, etc may be due to blood disorders like low platelets or increased bleeding seen in liver or kidney disease as well as increased capillary fragility as occurs with certain vitamin deficiencies. It is especially important to get evaluated if you have other bleeding tendencies such as nose or gum bleeding, bloody urine or stools. ...Read more
I've got several bruises all over me and haven't fell or bumped anything or been taking any meds that would cause easy bruising. Any ideas for causes?
Bruising: Frequent and unexplained bruising can be a sign of something more serious, such as a blood clotting disorder or a blood disease, so contact your health care provider to discuss your symptoms. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on what's in the supplement you're taking. As my colleague has shared, some products do contain herbal and other components that can lead to easy bruising. Bleeding and bruising are unlikely if the "multimineral" truly has only minerals in it, though. Read your label and see. ...Read more
Pros outweigh cons: Singulair, aka montelukast, isn't a steroid, but a leukotriene inhibitor. It's anti-inflammatory like a steroid, but targets a much more specific site in the inflammation cascade. One of my favorite medications to use. Has an excellent side-effect profile and is well-tolerated. Caveat: there is a small risk in the fine print of increased bleeding, but I've never seen it. INH unlikely to pose risk. ...Read more
Some reassurance: Many people, especially women, have "bruise easily." the important thing is not so much that you bruise with little apparent reason but that, when you do bruise, the bruises don't go away in a timely manner. If you have bruises that just don't go away, you definitely want to get that checked out. ...Read more
Bruising: May simply be delicate thin skin, but can possibly be a disorder of blood or clotting. See your doctor. ...Read more
That is a large protuberant abdomen can put pressure on the lower large vein (vena cava) thus encouraging capillary pressure elevation which can result in bruising in the lower legs/ankles
Its a "push" but it's the only connection I can make! You should have an evaluation of your PLATELEt count to be sure there are no other reasons and if you are taking ASPIRIN this may also contribute!
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Unlikely: That is not one of the listed side effects for any of these 3 medications. Though it is possible that the combination of all 3 (if you are on all 3 at the same time) could lead to significant hepatotoxicity and indirectly effect blood clotting more likely other med etc. Please arrange an email, audio, or video consult for more specific evaluation ...Read more
I stopped taking prescription naproxen to see if was the cause of easy bruising. Have been off 3 weeks, is that long enough to tell? Still btuising
Yes: 3 weeks is enough time. Your bruising may be due to other reasons, most commonly platelet issues or liver dysfunction. I would recommend following up with your primary care doctor for further evaluation, and to rule out any other possible serious conditions that can cause bruising. ...Read more
Rdw going up 15.2 mvp 7.6 mchc low also? Could this be due to fatty liver? Could this cause easy bruising WBC was normal
Teenage girl: pounding heart/increased heart rate (for 2weeks) and unexplained nosebleed and easy bruising. Cause?
Bleeding & bruising: There are many things that might cause these symptoms; some are not a big deal but others are serious. When there is a tendency to bleeding and bruising, doctors will check the blood count including platelets, and clotting tests. Low red blood cells (anemia) may cause a rapid heart beat. A serious blood disorder could cause all of these. Get checked by a medical doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
Have lupus. Getting very itchy raised red pores (far apart) on arm, legs, torso. Getting lots of bruising around them. Not sure if from itchy. Cause?
Possible: If you have SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus) then you must know that SLE can affect many different organs and very feequently the skin. The rash of SLE is photosensitive and typically describe as "butterfly rash" on your face, but SLE is known for many other dermatologic manifestations. You should ask your rheumatologist and if in doubt dermatologis can help sometimes with a skin biopsy. ...Read more
Could I have Lupus? Age 34 female symptoms, fatigue, migraines, joint pain, numb hands & toes, bruise easy, oral thrush 5 times in 3 months flu symp
It's hard to say: Clearly you have symptoms that are affecting your quality of life. Although fatigue and joint pain can be associated with an autoimmune disease like lupus, it is difficult to tie all of your symptoms into that disease. Please see a doctor to get your symptoms checked out. ...Read more
Yes: Easy bruising is common. Medications, particularly non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents such as aspirin, Ibuprofen and related drugs, can lead to easy bruising, however, there are several medical conditions that may cause this. You should be evaluated by your primary health care provider to make certain there is no underlying serious cause. ...Read more
It depends on what your symptoms are. What do you mean by easy bruising. Any spontaneous bleeding? Excessive bleeding that wouldn't stop or requiring blood transfusion etc.
You need to see your doctor and have some blood/ screening test to be done. If it is significant-then you need to see a hematologist. ...Read more
My doctors always tell me I have low iron level. I guess that's where all my easy bruising comes from. How do I get the iron levels up?
Foods & Supplements: Plenty of sites list iron-rich foods. Some also say which are easiest for your body to make use of. Iron supplement pills are also available and some processed foods advertise that they are iron fortified. If you want to, it should be easy to increase your levels unless there is something else wrong. Don't worry - it's not likely, but if you really try and fail - ask your doctor for ideas. ...Read more
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Bruising: Rub a little tincture of arnica or arnica gel onto the bruise. Arnica (arnica montana) comes from a plant in the daisy family that grows in the rocky mountains, and it's wonderful for bruises, sprains, and sore muscles. Aloe vera, from a succulent plant native to africa, also soothes skin irritation. ...Read more
See your primary md: The path to the most accurate answer is to start with a thorough history and exam. Roughly 80% of the time it's enough to make a diagnosis. In many cases, other testing may be needed to sift through the numerous possibilities, many harmless, to get a definitive answer. The md tries to use occam's razor (don't be scared, it's a metaphor):find the simplest, most direct solution. Your "razor"? See md. ...Read more
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