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Really sensitive skin and I get bruises from the littlest way I can. How to help myself not get bruised so easy?

Really sensitive skin and I get bruises from the littlest way I can. How to help myself not get bruised so easy?

Bruises redux: If you have no medical cause or reason for bruising, realize that these types of bruises we usually see you around the dorsal arms, and are due to aging. Sometimes sunlight exposure will cause a thing of the skin on the arms and I breakage of the small supportive collagen bundles which act like railroad ties and which holds the blood vessels intact. If you are aging and have a bruise and know that. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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Should I get tested for easy bruising?

Should I get tested for easy bruising?

Yes: Easy bruising is common. Medications, particularly non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents such as aspirin, Ibuprofen and related drugs, can lead to easy bruising, however, there are several medical conditions that may cause this. You should be evaluated by your primary health care provider to make certain there is no underlying serious cause. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get easy bruising, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get easy bruising, or is it unusual?

Quite a few: People on anticoagulant medication/blood thinners, i.e. Following coronary or deep vein thrombosis are quite prone to easy bruising. Patients with thrombocytopenia (low blood platelet count) idiopathic or following chemotherapy are prone. Naturally patients with hemophilia or von willebrand's disease, where blood coagulation is impaired are prone. Also subjects with fragile skin capillaries. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of bruises and dark spots with easy, simple, homemade techniques?

What do I do to get rid of bruises and dark spots with easy, simple, homemade techniques?

Bruise: For the first 24 hours, I would ice the effected area to minimize the spread of the bruise. After 48 hours, heat may be applied to allow the blood to disperse about the body. The amount of time it takes to heal is highly variable from person to person. ...Read more

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My daughter she is 1 she doesn't get rid of her scratches and bruises easy like they stay on her for like a month.

My daughter she is 1 she doesn't get rid of her scratches and bruises easy like they stay on her for like a month.

See pediatrician: I would take her to her pediatrician for an exam and blood work. It could be just normal for her but it could also be something more serious. Best to get it checked out. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I get easy small bruising on my lower legs?

What does it mean when I get easy small bruising on my lower legs?

? thin blood?: Not sure what the issue is, but low platelet counts can cause easy bruising. Certain medications can thin the blood too, such as Aspirin and Ibuprofen or nsaids. If you bruise easily, see you dr. And have him/her give you and exam including some blood work such as liver function tests, bleeding times and a cbc-diff, best wishes. ...Read more

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My doctors always tell me I have low iron level. I guess that's where all my easy bruising comes from. How do I get the iron levels up?

My doctors always tell me I have low iron level. I guess that's where all my easy bruising comes from. How do I get the iron levels up?

Foods & Supplements: Plenty of sites list iron-rich foods. Some also say which are easiest for your body to make use of. Iron supplement pills are also available and some processed foods advertise that they are iron fortified. If you want to, it should be easy to increase your levels unless there is something else wrong. Don't worry - it's not likely, but if you really try and fail - ask your doctor for ideas. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to get rid of bruises from being spanked?

What is the fastest way to get rid of bruises from being spanked?

Cold compress: Followed by warm compress. For the first 4-6 hours, put cold compress to reduce bleeding and swelling, after 24 hours use warm compresses to facilitate removal of exudate. If spanking is part of abuse, you need to report it to authorities. ...Read more

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I'm 56 why do I bruise so easy?

I'm 56 why do I bruise so easy?

Maybe aspirin: BROADLY speaking, abnormal bleeding or bruising is due to (1) abnormality of soluble clotting factors (e.g., Von Willebrand's disease), (2) abnormality of platelet number or function (e.g., aspirin effect on platelet function), or (3) abnormality of capillaries. Whole books are written on the subject. You should see a hematologist for evaluation. It may be due to the aspirin you take. ...Read more

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Why do I bruise easy is that serious?

Why do I bruise easy is that serious?

Could be: As simple as a vitamin deficiency or as serious as a bone marrow problem. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do I get so bruise up real quick?

Why do I get so bruise up real quick?

Medications, thin sk: Medications such as packs coumarin and Aspirin will lead to easy bruising. Older thin skin bruises easily and vitamin defciencies, especially vitamin c or low zinc can increase bruising. There can also be problem with clotting. Have doctor review meds, and do evaluation with platelet count, pt and prt to rule out any underlying problems. Then can add vitamin c and zinc to decrease bruising. ...Read more

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Can you get bruised inside after a hycosy?

Unlikely: It is unlikely that the procedure will cause significant tissue damage. If you have any symptoms, following the procedure, it would be prudent to notify your doctor promptly. ...Read more

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If I get a bruise will it ever take go away?

If I get a bruise will it ever take go away?

Bruises heal: Bruises typically heal and disappear over time unless you keep re-injuring the same area over and over again. Mother nature did a good job with this. ...Read more

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I bruise really easy during gym sessions, what to do?

I bruise really easy during gym sessions, what to do?

See doctor: Your doctor may want to order some blood tests to rule out bleeding disorders. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Age:40, menorhea, when I hit something I get a bruise, it takes long time (3-4wks) to go away? I think I get a bruise even I don't hit that hard. Any tests?

Age:40, menorhea, when I hit something I get a bruise, it takes long time (3-4wks) to go away? I think I get a bruise even I don't hit that hard. Any tests?

Blood thinners: If you are on certain medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or other nsaids, these may cause you to bruise more easily. There are blood tests that you can take which help diagnose bleeding problems (ie: pt, ptt). Vitamin k deficiency also causes easy bruising which can be tested for. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a fast, easy way to make bruises go away?

Docs can you explain what is a fast, easy way to make bruises go away?

Ice and compression: Ice and compression to the area with a wrap. Bruising is below the skin bleeding, so elevating the area will help relieve pressure. Also, massaging the area gently while taking over the counter anti inflammatory meds. ...Read more

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How come I get bruises from headbanging?

Bruising: Whenever you have a impact to any part of your body, it is possible to get a bruise. Typically, children do not hit their heads hard enough to bruise. If you do hit your head hard enough, however, you will develop bruising. ...Read more

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Why do I get bruises out of nowhere?

Why do I get bruises out of nowhere?

BRUISES FROM NOWHERE: DO YOU TAKE ANY MEDICATIONS? I DON'T KNOW HOW LONG THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON, BUT IF HAS IS BEEN THERE FOR A FEW WEEKS, THEN YOU SHOULD SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST. DO NOT WAIT! ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

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