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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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Please tell me, could too much iron make bruises easily occur?

Please tell me, could too much iron make bruises easily occur?

No: iron overload dose not cause bruises ,so you should see your doctor to have blood test to find the cause so be treated. ...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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I get bruises easily even from scratching what could be the cause ? I am on Lisinopril, omeprazole, biotin, and recently started taking turmeric w/ cu

I get bruises easily even from scratching what could be the cause ? I am on Lisinopril, omeprazole, biotin, and recently started taking turmeric w/ cu

Further evaluation: Onset? Your age? Other health issues? Current medications are not likely the cause. Any abdominal pain? Bone pain? Blood in urine or stool? Should probably have some lab testing. ...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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I have itchiness which easy bruises w/mild scratch. My pcp wants test for cushing as i've fatigue, amenorrhea, adrenal cyst. Does cushing make u itch?

I have itchiness which easy bruises w/mild scratch. My pcp wants test for cushing as i've fatigue, amenorrhea, adrenal cyst. Does cushing make u itch?

No Itching is not pa: Itching is not commonly part of cushing's, yet it is too non specific a condition. But bruising does need medical evaluation and could be caused by something serious going on. ...Read more

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Amenorrhea, acne, migraines, fatigue, easy bruise. Need bring on period. Re says wait;ob says progesterone; pcp says workup on cushing's. Who do I listen?

Amenorrhea, acne, migraines, fatigue, easy bruise. Need bring on period. Re says wait;ob says progesterone; pcp says workup on cushing's. Who do I listen?

Cushing's workup: Without delay, even if it's unlikely. And congratulations to your primary care physician for the right answer. The key to good medical practice is to think of the most serious treatable entity, and rule it in or out. ...Read more

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I am easy to bruise , can a knot appear under skin with a bruise?

I am easy to bruise , can a knot appear under skin with a bruise?

Yes: When someone bruises it forms a clot. Some clots are bigger, depending on the vessel and sometimes the depth and sometimes can calcify and it can be felt as a knot or nodule. If the hematoma is roundish, it can also be felt as a knot. ...Read more

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Why am i easy to bruise, then it takes 5 months or more to heal? Is it a sign of cancer?

Why am i easy to bruise, then it takes 5 months or more to heal? Is it a sign of cancer?

Not necessarily: But possible. See your dr and have a thorough workup to include problems with platelets and clotting factors. Certain meds like aspirin, fish oil, nsaids can contribute.Take care! http://www.Medicinenet.Com/easy_bruising/symptoms.Htm. ...Read more

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Bruising easy. Large bruises, random pinpoint TINY bruises. Mostly legs, stomach. ? Scaring easily, legs are covered in red round marks. Ideas?

Bruising easy. Large bruises, random pinpoint TINY bruises. Mostly legs, stomach. ? Scaring easily, legs are covered in red round marks. Ideas?

Bruising: Hi Allison, some general possibilities to consider are either hematological disorders where your blood is not clotting properly which causes bruising, or an autoimmune disorder that is causing these rashes. You should discuss some initial blood testing with your primary care doctor and think about seeing a rheumatologist or a hematologist based on the results. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Recently diagnosis macrocytosis. Easy/unexplained bruises, fatigue, joint pain. No abnormal blood work. Also diagnosis crohn's, hypothyroidism, hormone imbalance.?

Recently diagnosis macrocytosis. Easy/unexplained bruises, fatigue, joint pain. No abnormal blood work. Also diagnosis crohn's, hypothyroidism, hormone imbalance.?

B12 deficiency: Take b12....Injectable. See pmd. May be the bruising is related to your hormone. Avoiding Aspirin , like products, taking vit c ...100mg daily will help. If u r tired, mildly anemic, pinsand needle sensation of hand & feet, B12 may be culprit. Folate (folic acid) deficiency possible also. Hope u r not a vegeterian. ...Read more