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Doctor insights on: Deficiency That Causes Bruising

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

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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Can vitamin b deficiency cause bruising?

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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I bruise frequently. Is this a sign of a vitamin deficiency?

I bruise frequently. Is this a sign of a vitamin deficiency?

Easy bruising: The most common causes of easy bruising are: (1) taking Aspirin or similar anti-inflammatory medication (including steroids); having a platelet defect (which is what Aspirin causes) but there are other diseases that can do this; taking a blood thinner (eg, warfarin). Among the vitamin deficiency causes, inadequate vitamin c intake is the one most often associated with bruising and bleeding (gums). ...Read more

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I bruise frequently. Is this a sign of a vitamin deficiency?

I bruise frequently. Is this a sign of a vitamin deficiency?

Easy bruising: The most common causes of easy bruising are: (1) taking Aspirin or similar anti-inflammatory medication (including steroids); having a platelet defect (which is what Aspirin causes) but there are other diseases that can do this; taking a blood thinner (eg, warfarin). Among the vitamin deficiency causes, inadequate vitamin c intake is the one most often associated with bruising and bleeding (gums). ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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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