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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
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...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
Refer to answer: No bruising should occur in any leg, without a cause . The most common cause is injury. If you have bruise on your leg, and is not from an injury, it is a result of medical conditions. Please refer to your physician for further work up. ...Read more
I seem to be having some bruising on my legs showing up ..For no reason. What's the cause of this?
Bruising: Do you take Aspirin or blood thinners? Some medications cause easier bruising. Could also be a problem with a clotting issue or anemia. I would address this with your primary care doctor who can run some blood tests to make sure everything is okay. If nothing else, it will provide reassurance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Spreading red warmth: This is typically associated with an enlarging area of redness, swelling and warmth. Occasionally one may see involvement of the lymph vessels with red streaks going up to the groin and called lymphangitis. As seen in the picture, some may circle the borders of the redness to monitor the spread into the surrounding normal tissues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I keep bruising exesavley on legs and thighs and all my blood testa are good i saw a hm so whats going on? Its depressing me not knowing the cause
What can cause major bruising above the knee (thigh) & upper leg? It went away on its own (3 weeks) on a friend of mine, could it be a silent signal?
Could be normal: It's hard to say without more information. The important thing would be to determine the history and any associated symptoms. Without any other symptoms or history, it may represent normal bruising which surprisingly can sometimes present with a severe appearance and little trauma (sometimes not even remembered). ...Read more
7y/o boy severe pain in 1thigh, can't bear weight w/o severe pain. No injury, no bruising. Area not tender. Can't lift leg w/o pain. Causes?
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