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Easiest Way To Get A Bruise
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
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
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
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.
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
? 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
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
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
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
See doctor: Your doctor may want to order some blood tests to rule out bleeding disorders. Best of luck. ...Read more
What is a bruise? I know it happens when something hits you but what is actually happening to your body when you get a bruise what causes the color?
Bruise: Vessels under skin are injured & blood accumulates in area. ...Read more
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
Brusing: There are several possibilities. You MAY have dry or weak skin or your blood MAY be too thin. In any case, you need to see your doctor. He/she will diagnose and treat accordingly. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I would always be very concerned about a child with multiple bruises of different ages as child abuse has to be considered
if there is specific trauma to the area, that certainly could account
for the bruise.
It must be investigated. ...Read more
All about blood.: Bruising happens when blood vessels break or leak a bit due to trauma. The blood which leaks out is initially red, but turns dark then shades of purple / green / yellow as the blood is broken down. This is often associated with a spreading of the color sometimes far beyond the location of the original trauma. ...Read more
A bruise: Is a hematoma. Some have more bleeding than others. If you feel you bleed a little too much. Then see your doctor for an eval. Check your blood ...Read more
No: You get bruises from hurting yourself.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes it can: A bruise or hematoma in the process of healing can initially become slightly larger before it shrinks away. If there's is increasing pain ; redness at the site, have the injury examined quickly. See a doctor if you are concerned about your healing. ...Read more
Could be related: To a number of conditions or just benign. Assume you are asking for yourself and at 22 it is not common to have spontaneous bruising as it would be with trivial trauma on the extremities in someone 60+. I would recommend you consult a physician for an exam. ...Read more
Where are they?: Most toddlers and school-age kids seem to always have bruises on their shins and knees -- signs of an active childhood. You worry when you find them in places you do not expect and if your child seems to have bleeding in other places, such as gums or stools or urine. If you are concerned have your child seen by her Doc. ...Read more
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