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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 could cause levido reticularis to appear around knees for days straight in warm climate with unexplained bruising around legs in young adult fm?

What could cause levido reticularis to appear around knees for days straight in warm climate with unexplained bruising around legs in young adult fm?

Many possibilities: Livedo reticularis is a symptom rather than a disease. It can be signs of alternating dilated and constricted blood vessels as a reaction to temperature variations. The added bruising is concerning and may indicate your livedo is being caused by inflammation (vasculitis) or occlusion (thrombus) of your vessels. In either case you need to see a dermatologist and/or rheumatologist asap. ...Read more

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I have been having unexplained scratches and bruises on my arms and legs, could they be caused during sleep?

I have been having unexplained scratches and bruises on my arms and legs, could they be caused during sleep?

Possibly: Restless sleep can cause what you have described. If you continue to have these symptoms and others, consult a board certified sleep specialist for testing. ...Read more

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Right side pain thru back, swollen leg, no injury, paracetamol not helping, pain in belly when I eat anything sweet unexplained bruising downleg. Cause?

Right side pain thru back, swollen leg, no injury, paracetamol not helping, pain in belly when I eat anything sweet unexplained bruising downleg. Cause?

See professionals...: The aggregation of your symptoms asks you to see a knowledgeable professionals timely. It's not a good idea to guess what you may suffer from.

Best. ...Read more

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Ct scan, 7 kidney stones& calcium build up in right kidney. What causes build up? Could calcium be reason 4 unexplained purple bruises, thigh itchness?

Ct scan, 7 kidney stones& calcium build up in right kidney. What causes build up? Could calcium be reason 4 unexplained purple bruises, thigh itchness?

Kidney stones: Most often renal (kidney) stones are the result of dehydration. However, some people are more prone to form stones than others. I would recommend seeing a urologist who can do a complete metabolic workup of your stones, urine and bloodwork. With that info- you and your doctor will have a better idea of why you form stones and how to prevent them in the future. ...Read more

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What would cause bruising in your legs?

What would cause bruising in your legs?

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

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What would cause small bruises on the legs?

Trauma, others: Trauma localized to the area, blood disorders, clotting disorders, medications. Go see someone first, to see if the symptoms truly need further work up. ...Read more

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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

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What causes little bruises on my legs and isn't from me doing it they just appear on own...

What causes little bruises on my legs and isn't from me doing it they just appear on own...

See your doctor: Bruising without trauma can be a sign of a problem with the components of the blood involved in clotting. Use of Aspirin or anticoagulants can also cause easy bruising. Best to see your doctor for examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more

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I keep getting random bruises on the back of my left leg but I know I have not hit it on anything. Is there anything that can cause this?

I keep getting random bruises on the back of my left leg but I know I have not hit it on anything. Is there anything that can cause this?

YEs: Some people simply bruise easily. Medications such as aspirin, Ibuprofen and similar drugs can cause easy bruising. If this is a concern, a health care provider should be seen. ...Read more

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What can cause selling in your lower leg. There is no discoloration, but some minor pain. There are no cuts or bruises. The swelling is not severe?

What can cause selling in your lower leg. There is no discoloration, but some minor pain. There are no cuts or bruises. The swelling is not severe?

Varicose veins: The heart pumps blood, under great pressure, out into the arteries, but the blood must return to the heart in veins, which are thinned walled. There is no pump on the return, vein side, and as we get older, some veins bulge and swell, and even leak fluid into the local skin. These are varicose veins and they may cause swelling or a bulge on the lower leg. Keep your legs up, and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Small random bruise on my leg. Also get random twinges of pain by the bruise. Didn't do anything to cause it. Can it be sciatica related?

Small random bruise on my leg. Also get random twinges of pain by the bruise. Didn't do anything to cause it. Can it be sciatica related?

Probably not: Sciatica does not cause any locally visible changes since the actual source of the leg pain is from a pinching of the nerve at the level of the back or when it passes through the pelvis. ...Read more

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Could having a large bruise cause a leg cramp?

Could having a large bruise cause a leg cramp?

Leg Cramps: Definitely. But the opposite may also be true. You may have traumatized the muscle which lead to the cramps and bruising. ...Read more

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