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I've constantly had bruises on the front part if my calves since i was 12. I am almost 29 now. What could cause this?

I've constantly had bruises on the front part if my calves since i was 12. I am almost 29 now. What could cause this?

Couple things...: May just be bruises, but this seems unlikely if you don't remember any injuries and don't have a bleeding disorder. There are several diseases that can cause a symptom called erythema nodosum which are "bruise-like" lesions on the shins. This can be linked to some autoimmune diseases, infections, etc. If you haven't shown your doctor, you should. These might be a sign of another problem. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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What causes bruising with what appears to have lines thru it and a clear center on the calf that is not due to trauma and has no pain when manipulated?

What causes bruising with what appears to have lines thru it and a clear center on the calf that is not due to trauma and has no pain when manipulated?

Possible bite.: Insect bites, including tick bites, often have a bulls-eye appearance. The bites are often associated with infection, sometimes with lasting effects. A small puncture wound, as from a rose bush, could create a similar lesion. It's best to see a dermatologist or infectious disease specialist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What would cause bruising in your legs?

What  would cause bruising in your legs?

Refer to answer: No bruising should occur in any leg, without a cause . The most common cause is injury. If you have bruise on your leg, and is not from an injury, it is a result of medical conditions. Please refer to your physician for further work up. ...Read more

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What would cause small bruises on the legs?

What would cause small bruises on the legs?

Trauma, others: Trauma localized to the area, blood disorders, clotting disorders, medications. Go see someone first, to see if the symptoms truly need further work up. ...Read more

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What causes little bruises on my legs and isn't from me doing it they just appear on own...

What causes little bruises on my legs and isn't from  me doing it they just appear on own...

See your doctor: Bruising without trauma can be a sign of a problem with the components of the blood involved in clotting. Use of Aspirin or anticoagulants can also cause easy bruising. Best to see your doctor for examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more

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What causes unexplained bruising on legs? I constantly get bruises only on my legs without ever hitting myself.

See explanation.: May be due to abnormalities of the clotting "web." including deficiencies of factors or acquired inhibitors of clotting factors. These in turn may be related to abnormalities of kidney or liver function. Also may be related to platelet function or medications. Very frequently though, nothing shows up in testing and "unexplained" bruising has a simple traumatic explanation. ...Read more

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Bruise that does not go away for a year? Discoloration spreading in calves & groin. What could these dark-marks be caused by? I only take vitamins

Bruise x 1 year: Hello Steve 43 Evey bruise that looks like a bruise, may not be one. Please arrange for a doc to see this lesion and for you to get at least a "complete blood count" (CBC) to check platelets which are low in bruising. thanks ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more