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Dr. Louis Cooper
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Can anemia cause easy bruising?

Dr. Louis Cooper
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Can anemia cause easy bruising?

Not usually: Low platelets or poorly functioning platelets (in blood to help blood to clot) when an injury occurs, can be associated with bruising. Bruises you see are concerning, bur the bruises you feel are more concerning and require an urgent medical visit. Some meds can be associated with bruising, like aspirin. See your doctor please. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Low Blood Count (Definition)

Low blood count is also known as Anemia. Anemia is a condition in which the body has a decreased amount of healthy red blood cells, which normally provide oxygen to body tissues. Common causes may include certain medications, chronic diseases such as cancer, a poor ...Read more


Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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What could cause easy bruising besides anemia?

Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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What could cause easy bruising besides anemia?

Several issues: Anemia is not one of them! abnormal clotting due to low platelets or abnormal clotting factors or very thin skin, most commonly due to aging, where tiny bloos vessels in skin break easily as not supported by connective tissue. ...Read more

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Dr. Christian Schultheis
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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What are the risks of having a hemoglobin level of 7.5? I have low iron anemia, easy bruising, chest pains, and loss of appetite.

Dr. Christian Schultheis
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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A lot: Possible organ damage, especially the heart. It can lead to high output cardiac failure. You need to get this corrected! not a trivial matter. It can also affect your schooling. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Dugan
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My doctor says I have anemia, I am now experiencing bone pains in my femurs. Is this due to being anemic? (also have loss of appetite & easy bruising)

Dr. Michael Dugan
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My doctor says I have anemia, I am now experiencing bone pains in my femurs. Is this due to being anemic? (also have loss of appetite & easy bruising)

Not from the: Anemia per se. One thing that could be associated with all of these findings would be leukemia, but this is exceedingly unlikely if the rest of your CBC was unremarkable. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Gold
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Are there other causes for bruising easily, other than anemia?

Dr. Edward Gold
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Are there other causes for bruising easily, other than anemia?

Yes: Anemia does not cause bruising. Easy bruising can be a result of a problem with the clotting system such as low platelets or a clotting disorder. Sometimes in the elderly or patients receiving glucocorticoid therapy it can be secondary to fragility of blood vessels in the skin. ...Read more

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Dr. Olivia Liao
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Is bruising easily a sign of anemia?

Dr. Olivia Liao
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Is bruising easily a sign of anemia?

Not exactly: Anemia or low red blood cell count usually presents with other symptoms. You should have an in-person exam and blood tests to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Heldman
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Teenage girl: pounding heart/increased heart rate (for 2weeks) and unexplained nosebleed and easy bruising. Cause?

Dr. Alan Heldman
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Teenage girl: pounding heart/increased heart rate (for 2weeks) and unexplained nosebleed and easy bruising. Cause?

Bleeding & bruising : There are many things that might cause these symptoms; some are not a big deal but others are serious. When there is a tendency to bleeding and bruising, doctors will check the blood count including platelets, and clotting tests. Low red blood cells (anemia) may cause a rapid heart beat. A serious blood disorder could cause all of these. Get checked by a medical doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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What causes easy bruising? And what can happen if you don't take care of it right away?

Dr. Ted King
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What causes easy bruising? And what can happen if you don't take care of it right away?

Some reassurance: Many people, especially women, have "bruise easily." the important thing is not so much that you bruise with little apparent reason but that, when you do bruise, the bruises don't go away in a timely manner. If you have bruises that just don't go away, you definitely want to get that checked out. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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Anyone know what causes easy bruising?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Anyone know what causes easy bruising?

Easy Bruising: Easy bruising can be due to fragility of superficial blood vessels, or due to some defect in clotting mechanism of blood.It can be due to low platlet count, or deficiency of one of the clotting factors.If you bruise easy or you have spontaneusly, you should check with your doctor and he/she can examine you and do blood test to find thec cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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What causes the easy bruising seen in many people over the age of 60?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
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What causes the easy bruising seen in many people over the age of 60?

Vacular fragility: The blood vessels are more fragile in older people and loss of elasticity of the skin leads to loss of support to blood vessels. These two combine to make the blood vessels more prone to rupture on minor trauma. ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Husar
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Bruising Easily (Definition)

Bruising easily is a symptom in which a person gets bruises on the skin with minimal trauma or no trauma remembered at all. Easy bruising is usually due to fragile small blood vessels in the skin, or to blood thinners that make it harder ...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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