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Causes Of Unexplained Bruising On Legs
Could be low plts: Individuals with itp or other causes of decreased platelets can develop small red dots on the dependent portions of their legs (also known as petechiae). See your physician to determine if low platelets are the problem and why they may be low. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Acanthosis nigricans: Sometimes dark spots appear on the extremities of ppl with dm. Most of the time, these are actually called acanthosis nigricans (not traditional bruises). It is associated with Insulin resistance. Insulin spillover into the skin. The high Insulin concentrations probably activate growth factor receptors that drive the proliferation of keratinocytes and melanocytes (dark skin cells). ...Read more
Be seen: I would certainly be seen. Bruises are actually areas of bleeding into soft tissues. Multiple bruises on your arms and legs without injury suggest you are spontaneously bleeding for some reason. You should be evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more
What are possible causes of stiff hands upon waking up, aching legs, calves swell easily, sever fatigue & extreme unexplained weight loss?
Nonspecific, but: May be indicative of medication reaction, such as anti-platelet drug group, acquisition of a clotting disorder, such as thrombocytopenia of any sort, and can be an issue in such severe events like bacterial endocarditis, or meningococcal meningitis, or Ebola, but you do NOT have any of these, of course. Have your doctor do some hematological testing. ...Read more
Many things: A blockage in the vein drainage in the pelvis can cause this. This can be the result of a mass in the pelvis such as ovarian cancer. A blockage in the lymphatic system can also cause this. The lymphatic system drains lymph which is the clearish fluid that you see in blisters. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would cause several varicose veins to suddenly appear on legs? Also have sudden onset of patches of spider veins around ankles
Unhealthy valves: Varicose veins can appear at any time in life.They are caused by unhealthy valves in the veinsThrse valves can leak and blood falls back due to incompetency and gravity makes blood gathered in the veins and they get to be seen bulging and engorged.Spider veins are varicosity in smaller superficial veins.These can run in families,so there is genetic predisposition here. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bruising without any apparent injury. One on buttock very tender and bluish green one on back of forearm reddish brown. What causes this.
My husband notices big bruises that appear on the back of my thighs and buttocks. They are unexplained bruises without pain. What could cause this?
Phlebitis: Superficial phlebitis is usually caused by local trauma to a vein. Superficial phlebitis may or not have a blood clot form to cause the pain and inflammation. In the legs, superficial phlebitis can be associated with varicose veins. Inactivity (blood pools in the veins and tends to clot if a person is inactive for a prolonged period of time); trauma, and blood clotting abnormalities. ...Read more
Monitor: Hi, is this just a random thing or do you get unexplained bruises a lot? If it is the former, just monitor. You could have been bruised without sensing it at the time. If it is the latter, see a doctor for more work up. ...Read more
Swelling Leg Foot: There are many causes of swelling in the legs and feet. We must worry about your venous return or lymph drainage. Best to see a vascular specialist to see why you are having a hard time getting that fluid out of there, when it is typically the night time that we can get the fluid out as we get off our feet. Dr rich blake. ...Read more
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