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60 yr old woman bruises easily. Why can this be?

60 yr old woman bruises easily. Why can this be?

Very common, many ex: Bruising is common in women as they age due to thinning of the skin, decreased estrogen. Whether this is abnormal increased bruising depends on blood counts, clotting tests, and whether any bleeding is also occurring. Suggest a medical visit. ...Read more

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Does the fact that my baby bruises easily mean he has a vitamin deficiency?

Does the fact that my baby bruises easily mean he has a vitamin deficiency?

See the pediatrician: This is a tough question that really needs to be evaluated and answered by a health care provider who is actually seeing and caring for your baby. I would schedule an appointment with the pediatrician to get this checked out. ...Read more

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7 yr old bruises easily and they months to completely fade. Scars never fade. Bug bites and small cuts are visible years later. Some scars are keloid?

7 yr old bruises easily and they months to completely fade.  Scars never fade. Bug bites and small cuts are visible years later. Some scars are keloid?

Not keloids: I am very sorry to hear your son is suffering from these problems. A 7 year old should not have to worry abou these things. You are not describing keloid scars, but rather poor healing. Please see a good plastic surgeon to help you make the diagnosis. It may simply be that he is prone to what is called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih). ...Read more

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My daughter bruises easily, frequently bleeds from mouth and nose and experiences petechiae. Shes had a complete blood count which was normal. What other causes are there for these symptoms?

My daughter bruises easily, frequently bleeds from mouth and nose and experiences petechiae. Shes had a complete blood count which was normal. What other causes are there for these symptoms?

ECCHYMOSIS: ECCHYMOSIS in a young woman demands prompt attention. You need full blood workup for clotting disorders and autoimmune problems. If you have had a recent URI you may have bone marrow supression and severe platelet deficiency. IE TTP VS ITP. SEEK PROMPT MEDICAL EVALUATION . FACV level/MTHFR/PROTEIN C&S/RPR/AT3/CIRCULATING LUPUS ANTICOAGULANT/ANTICARDIOLIPID ANTIBODY. Also HEE CONSULT ...Read more

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What can be the cause of easy bruisibility and why is she slow healing from bruises and wounds can this be because low levels in her blood?

What can be the cause of  easy bruisibility and why is she slow healing from bruises and wounds can this be because low levels in her blood?

Needs an evaluation: There are multiple causes for easy bruising. These include diseases affecting the integrity of the blood vessels, disorders affecting platelet function,disorders resulting in insufficient numbers of platelets, hereditary and acquired disorders of the coagulation system. A careful history and physical and lab tests may result in a diagnosis.If not a referral to a hematologist may be necessary. ...Read more

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Are easy bruises and/or cuts a sign of hiv?

Are easy bruises and/or cuts a sign of hiv?

Not directly: Hiv disease can result in conditions in which these occur once your immune system has been damaged sufficiently. Go and get tested. ...Read more

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Are easy bruises and/or cuts a symptom of hiv?

Are easy bruises and/or cuts a symptom of hiv?

Complicated: If you think you may have been exposed to HIV you should definitely go and be tested. Easy bruisability may result from low platelet counts and this can occur during HIV disease, but is not a manifestation of that condition directly. For either of the things you have asked about it would be advisable for you to consult with a doctor. ...Read more

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41yr, menorrhoea, fibroid, gums bleed, easy bruises, bruise goes after 3 to 4 weeks, can I drink lacto fermented drink "beet kvass"? For ibs, digestion

41yr, menorrhoea, fibroid, gums bleed, easy bruises, bruise goes after 3 to 4 weeks, can I drink lacto fermented drink "beet kvass"? For ibs, digestion

Iron Defici. Anemia: The symptoms you describe are typical of those associated with iron deficiency anemia. Uterine fibroids and heavy flow menses may lead to blood loss and iron depletion. The beet kvass would not do harm but it will not correct the problem. You need to visit your ob-gyn for a consultation and treatment. In the meantime eat food rich in iron such as beef, beans, lentils, dark leafy greens, artichokes. ...Read more

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