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Causes Of Capillary Fragility
In addition to a Primary Care MD, what type of specialist should I see for very easy bruising and likely capillary fragility? Thank you...
Regarding your question, hematologists are doctors that specialize in diseases of the blood and blood vessels. I would also note that it is not always necessary to go directly to a hematologist immediately unless you prefer to. The initial work up for the issues you are describing are also within the scope of practice of an internal medicine doctor. Hope that answer was helpful. ...Read more
There were few anal bleeding, little blood flowed, now I noticed a broken blood vessel in the eye big enough. Is it a lack of vit. K, capillary fragility?
Genetic Skin Problem: People who have very fragile skin that bruises easily without being on blood thinners or age-related may have one of several genetic conditions that cause skin fragility. The most common cause like this is ehlers danlos syndrome. This is caused by a defect in the production of collagen in the skin and possibly other parts of the body (like blood vessels or joints) see your doctor. ...Read more
Heredity, age: Some are just born with small veins, and aging thins the skin and there is easy bruisability, and the veins become fragile. Obesity tends to hide veins making iv/venipuncture difficult. Try using heat, patting of area lightly with the hand as means to plump up veins for access. ...Read more
Chromosome defect: Patients with fragile x have a defective x chromosome. There are several variants, and not all cells may be affected. It is full disease only in males, but females can be carriers. It is a genetic disorder, but it often just occurs without warning. Affected boys can vary from normal to severe retardation and autism. There is no cure. ...Read more
Gene mutation: Fragile x syndrome is due to a mutation within the fmr1 gene on x chromosome. Part of the gene gets repeated too many times. It is the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability. Please see: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002633/ and http://www. Fragilex. Org/ for more information. ...Read more
Many causes: They can be environmental- prolonged use of nail polishes, repeated washings/water exposure (think dishpan nails vs hands) and due to medical reasons such as forms of anemia, injury, circulatory changes and other medical reasons. Talk to your doctor about this for a proper diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more
Night guard.: Night guards fabricated and adjusted by your dentist to fit your mouth exactly area your best option. Soft night guards don't tend to protect your teeth as well. ...Read more
Epidermolysis Bullos: Epidermolysis bullosa (eb).Get a more detailed answer ›
Causes from skin to peel once on and under glans badly 5 years ago leaving skin to this day painfully sensitive thin fragile no STD I'm circumcised?
I am not 100% sure I understand your question - but it sounds like you are asking about a continually painful penile lesion. I think a urologist needs to see that - and probably perform a biopsy to determine what is the problem. I once saw a case of Paget's disease of the genitals which should be on the differential diagnosis here.
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What in the world causes the penis skin to crack on and under glans I'm circumcised no STD to leave scarring thin fragile painfully sensitive skin?
See a doctor: Answers on HealthTap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. In addition, this needs to be directly examined in order to even entertain possibilities. ...Read more
Can embolus be caused by a tear in a capillary due to coughing too hard from pneumonia? My boyfriend was hospitalised for this. What can I expect now?
Air embolus: An air embolus can occur with severe coughing and a damaged lung - the pressure from the cough can force air into the pulmonary vein, which can cause stroke -like symptoms. Immediate treatment is to assume a heads-down, lying on left side posture (helps prevent the bubbles from going to the brain) + Oxygen. Immeidate Hyperbaric treatments can cure the stroke symptoms. ...Read more