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Causes Of Leg Bruising
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
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
Can anti depressants cause bruising on legs ? I have large unexplained bruises that have no pain that keep reappearing
Woke up with a large bruise on lower calf, i don't recall hitting my leg or anything, what could cause this unexplained bruise?
Yesterday I noticed two horseshoe shaped bruises on my leg, side by side of eachother. No pain, and fading. But what could be the cause?
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
I had a giant bruise on my leg that i got about 6 months ago and you could still see yellowish discoloration. Is that normal? What can cause this?
Bad bruises: Take some time to resolve. The color evolution is part of the process. No biggie. ...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?
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
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