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What are common causes of random bruising and leg pain?

What are common causes of random bruising and leg pain?

Aging: Easy bruising is common with age. Although most bruises are harmless and go away without treatment, easy bruising can sometimes be a sign of a more serious problem. Aging capillaries. Thinning skin. Blood-thinning drugs. Topical and systemic corticosteroids. Blood-clotting problem or a blood disease. Domestic violence or abuse. Consult your doctor if you have unusually large or painful bruises. ...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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What causes unexplained bruising on legs? I constantly get bruises only on my legs without ever hitting myself.

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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Can anti depressants cause bruising on legs ? I have large unexplained bruises that have no pain that keep reappearing

Can anti depressants cause bruising on legs ? I have large unexplained bruises that have no pain that keep reappearing

SSRI's can: Ssri's can cause small hemorrhages, called petechiae, on your body -- especially if you're also using Aspirin or supplements that also interfere with clotting. These can coalesce into larger-appearing bruises. ...Read more

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What can be cause of on and off bruising on leg?

What can be cause of on and off bruising on leg?

Vascular fragility: If you feel completely healthy with no other symptoms then likely not a big deal, but if any other symptoms or bruises don't go away see your doctor ...Read more

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About a year ago i got a bruise on my lower leg and it is still there should I have it looked at by my dr. And what would be the cause of this?

About a year ago i got a bruise on my lower leg and it is still there should I have it looked at by my dr. And what would be the cause of this?

Yes: Several conditions could be at play: persistent ecchymosis- small repetitive trauma in a person with a clotting disorder postinflammatory hyperpigmentation- from allergic reactions, infections, phototoxic eruptions, , and inflammatory conditions. Cutaneous malignant melanoma endocrine and metabolic disease drug-induced pigmentation- side affect of certain drugs. ...Read more

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I have a bite on my leg..that itched a little this morning.and now its bigger and has a bruise around it...what could cause that?

I have a bite on my leg..that itched a little this morning.and now its bigger and has a bruise around it...what could cause that?

Insect bite: It sounds as though you have been bitten by an insect or a spider. You should keep this area clean and dry, if you notice new swelling, fever, chills, or drainage from the site you should go to the emergency room or schedule an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible. If it gets better on its own then you do not need to worry. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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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