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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Ecchymosis

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Does aleeve cause ecchymosis to take longer to heal?

Does aleeve cause ecchymosis to take longer to heal?

it might: Aleve, (naproxen) a low dose of naproxyn does have an effect on platelets limiting their ability to help in clot formation. If you are sensitive to it or are taking alot you could develop easy bruising and it might take a little longer for bruises to heal. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymoses are bruises. Bruises are purple or red collections of blood under the skin that appear after blood vessels in the skin break, causing the blood to spread through the tissues ...Read more


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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?

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

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I bruise very easily. What causes this?

I bruise very easily. What causes this?

Many causes: Brusing may be normal, and inherited genetically. It may also be an indication of a vitamin deficiency, or a deficiency in the compounds needed for blood clotting. Your doctor can run simple blood tests to determine the causes of bruising. ...Read more

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I bruise really easily. What causes it?

I bruise  really easily. What causes it?

See below : The cause is most likely friabile blood vessels meaning that they can rupture easily. Could be caused by certain medications (i.e. Aspirin). Contact a hematologist. ...Read more

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What would cause a small round bruise with a white center?

What would cause a small round bruise with a white center?

Possible infection: Fungal infection can be an erythematous rash with central clearing. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can butalbacetamincaff pills cause me to bruise randomly and or easily?

Can butalbacetamincaff pills cause me to bruise randomly and or easily?

Bruising: Yes, the butabel component of the drug is responsible for the easy bruising. ...Read more