Doctor insights on:
Causes Of Ecchymosis
Can ecchymosis be caused from an improper IV insertion? Can it affect the way the heart beats? As in palpitations?
I've been on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 4months.Now i spot 2 small ecchymosis on leg that i don't know of the cause. There's no pain or swelling.Could this be a problem?
Probably not: There is a difference between ecchymosis and a deep venous thrombosis. Without swelling or tenderness it is unlikely to be anything worrisome. Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) does have a slightly higher risk for causing DVT than non-drospirinone containing ocps, so we always worry about them. If you have concerns have your doctor examine the leg and determine if any more studies are needed. ...Read more
Ecchymosis on leg and arm appeared without apparent cause. Colors changed now red purple. CBC results last week normal. Blood clot or internal bleed?
Bruising: Yes, the butabel component of the drug is responsible for the easy bruising. ...Read more