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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Bruise (Definition)

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


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Can vitamin b deficiency cause bruising?

Not really: Vitamin b has multiple classes from 1 to 12 . They are not involved in the clotting or coagulation path way or platelet function . However, there are scenarios in which vitamin b classes indirectly play certain role . For example B12 is function as coenzyme in conversion of homocystine to methylmalonic acid . Accumulation of homocystine is associated with abnormal coagulation ...Read more

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My skin is very sensitive. If I touch my chest, even lightly, I get red rash and bruise easily. Is this a cause for concern? Vitamin deficiency?

My skin is very sensitive.  If I touch my chest, even lightly, I get red rash and bruise easily.  Is this a cause for concern?  Vitamin deficiency?

Dermatographism?: ... is a skin disorder seen in 4–5% of the world's population and is one of the most common types of urticaria, in which the skin becomes raised and inflamed when stroked, scratched, rubbed, and sometimes even slapped. ...Read more

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I have some blue-ish blotches on my legs. Not bruises. Have had them before i can remember. Blue veins also show. I have iron deficiency. Causes?

I have some blue-ish blotches on my legs. Not bruises. Have had them before i can remember. Blue veins also show. I have iron deficiency. Causes?

Many possible causes: Bluish blotches are difficult to diagnose without examination. They could represent blue nevi (moles) if they have the description of moles. However, blue blotches in the legs are often related to varicose veins and are due to long periods of standing. They can be painful too. There are other causes as well. Iron deficiency is unlikely to be related.You need to see a doctor for examination. ...Read more

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Is unexplained bruising linked to iron deficiency anaemia?

Could be: Need evaluation to look at other causes of bruising including medication side effects. ...Read more

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Hi, I am a vegetarian. Going on 6 years now with no problems. I noticed I am bruising a lot easier now. Is this a vitamin deficiency? I work graveyard

Hi, I am a vegetarian. Going on 6 years now with no problems. I noticed I am bruising a lot easier now. Is this a vitamin deficiency? I work graveyard

Could be vitamin def: Vitamin deficiencies are a common cause of bruising. Possiblities include Vitamins C, D and K. Bioflavanoid deficiency and zinc deficiency can cause this too. Everyone will become deficient in D if they do not supplement in fall and winter months (I advise 5-8000 iu/day). I advise everyone to take a multivit. Many multis don't have Vit K so try separate K. See https://tinyurl.com/mzrkbx8 ...Read more

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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymoses is also known as Bruise. 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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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more


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