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Fingers Bruise Easily
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
Several causes: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Bruise: Bruising easily, even without trauma, could signify a medical problem that needs attention. Deficiency of vitamin k (found in dark green, leafy vegetables) also can cause you to bruise easily. A vitamin c deficiency could also be to blame. Also, it could be a side effect from drugs. Taking supplements could help decrease risk. I hope this helps, if so, please vote for me. Thanks! ...Read more
Many reasons: The are a host of reasons why someone might bruise easily and they are too extensive to simply explain here. See your physician for a full evaluation. ...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
If I feel the need to sleep all the time I bruise easily and can not get enough to drink what could it be?
Hypersomnia: Not sure how old you are, but its possible you may have a rare syndrome called klein levin syndrome where you sleep, drink, eat a lot and present with bipolar like symptom, this is an assumption although sounds unlikely in your presentation. I would rule out medical causes of low platelets, get cbcd, cmp, ua, thyroid panel etc, r/u sleep study, Depakote induced low platelets and siadh. ...Read more
I am tired all the time, become winded with very mild exercise, and have begun to bruise easily. What is wrong with me?
It is hard to: Say, but those are worrisome symptoms. I would recommend a thorough evaluation from your doctor including blood work, chest x-ray, and an ekg. Good luck. ...Read more
My 2yo is always peppered with bruises! I don't feel that he is rough and tumble. He falls occasionally but he seems to bruise easily and freq. Why?
Bruising: Bruising easily, even without trauma, could signify a medical problem that needs attention. Deficiency of vitamin k (found in dark green, leafy vegetables) also can cause you to bruise easily. A vitamin c deficiency could also be to blame. Also drug side effects could also cause it. I hope this helps and if it does, please vote for me. Thanks. ...Read more
BRUISING CAN BE A RESULT OF MANY THINGS:
WHERE ARE THESE BRUISES?
THEY CAN BE CAUSED BY INJURIES: BUMPING INTO OBJECTS IS ONE.
MEDICATIONS. DO YOU TAKE ANY?
IF THIS PERSISTS. PLEASE SEE YOUR GP. YOU MAY NEED SOME BLOOD EXAMINATIONS. . .
BEST LUCK. . . ...Read more
Why do I bruise easily? I can run into something and I always get a bruise. It doesn't hurt it just always shows up.
Clotting problems: Bruising occurs when fragile capillaries in the skin are damaged, allowing blood to leak from them. Normally, cells called platelets are stimulated to clot and minimize this leakage, by a number of complex mechanisms. Any problem with this process can be responsible for excessive bruising. ...Read more
Yes: Because you are on blood thinner and your blood is thin you can bruise very easily which is not a big problem, usually it becomes a problems if you are bleeding from your mouth or in stool, in that case your inr sould be checked and you should see a doctor. I would not worry only with bruising, it will say on the medicine side effect sheet also. ...Read more
INR is fine:
A value of 0.94 is not meaningfully different from 1.0, the so-called normal value. If you are overweight, losing weight may help.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Talk to your Doctor: Some people tend to bruise much easier than others. The medicine is working but the bruising and constant injury that occurs from it will cause over time damage to your skin and soft tissues. You can try and protect your self but it is impossible to avoid all contact. You need to discuss the need for the Plavix (clopidogrel) and if there are any alternatives with your doctor. Aditional blood test are needed. ...Read more
I bruise easily and very badly. With knotting in the muscles in the bruise. I'm 39 ys old is there a vitimin I can take for this?
Before: Taking any vitamins please check and find out whether you have a bleeding tendency. See your doctor. These are simple tests... ...Read more
My Lexapro (escitalopram) makes me bruise easily, but it works really well for me. Is there any way to reduce the bruising effect?
What does low NE 34 normal 43 low NE 1.7 normal 2.2 high LY 55 normal (20-45) EO 0.4 normal 0.9 low AST 13 normal 18 what NE, LY AST I bruise easily?
Not related: NE is neutrophils, LY is lymphocytes, and EO is eosinophils. Your levels should not be of concern, they are of insignificance. None of these is related to bleeding (platelets and prothrombin time are). Also low levels of AST is not pathological and also not associated with bleeding or bruising. ...Read more
Trait or meds: Some people just do. It is hard 2 quantitate the trauma that caused the injury in each case. Nsaids, ibp, asa r all relted 2 easier bleeding (bruising). So lots of variables. If 4 no other reason as those above just accept it as a fact of life. There r many more serious causes, but these r common 1's. ...Read more
I tend to bruise easily when I for example hit myself lightly against a door. What could be possibly causing it?
See answer: Several things can cause easy bruising to the simple causes such as taking medications like Aspirin or nsaids that can thin your blood, or more serious conditions that can alter your ability to properly clot blood, etc. If this persists and you truly do bruise too easily, get some routine blood testing to determine the cause. Best wishes. ...Read more