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Why do I get random bruises?

Why do I get random bruises?

Check CBC: It may be low platelet count or platelet dysfunction, medicatons, hormone, contraceptives and coagulopathies can contribute your primary care can intiate tests if necessary, or see hematologist. ...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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What can cause a person to get random bruises all over body for no reason and without any pain?

What can cause a person to get random bruises all over body for no reason and without any pain?

Blood disorder: Could be from a bleeding disorder but in many cases some women do bruise easily -- if it is extensive get blood testing. ...Read more

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I get random bruises from my back to my stomach, help?

See your doctor: Have your doctor evaluate the issue and screen for any underlying causes. ...Read more

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I was wondering what could cause me to get random bruises on my body? I get them on my legs sometimes and had it once in my back but it went away. Why

I was wondering what could cause me to get random bruises on my body? I get them on my legs sometimes and had it once in my back but it went away. Why

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor, if the symptoms persist. The likely causes include unrecognized trauma, side effect of some medication you may on, platelet function disorder or other coagulation abnormality, steroid excess, insect bites and so on.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I get random bruises on left arm and leg wake up in am and they are there. I have fibromyalgia / chronic fatigue. Is it related?

I get random bruises on left arm and leg wake up in am and they are there. I have fibromyalgia / chronic fatigue. Is it related?

See below: Easy bruisability can be caused by a number of factors including vascular abnormalities, hematologic abnormalities and other systemic/ clotting problems. Certain medications can cause this as well. You should have your physician investigate the etiology of your easy bruisability. I do not know of a specific association with fibromyalgia, but that does not mean that one may exist. ...Read more

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I keep getting random "bruise" like spots on my thighs out of nowhere and they feel don't hurt but itch. What is it?

I keep getting random "bruise" like spots on my thighs out of nowhere and they feel don't hurt but itch. What is it?

Ask your DR: You indicate that you have an alcohol problem. You do not indicate why the antibiotics. These are not allergy to meds. They are likely a local irritation. A DR can look at the spots and advise you. ...Read more

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I keep getting random bruises on the back of my left leg but I know I have not hit it on anything. Is there anything that can cause this?

I keep getting random bruises on the back of my left leg but I know I have not hit it on anything. Is there anything that can cause this?

YEs: Some people simply bruise easily. Medications such as aspirin, Ibuprofen and similar drugs can cause easy bruising. If this is a concern, a health care provider should be seen. ...Read more

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My knee is swelling and giving out and getting random bruises. What does it all mean?

My knee is swelling and giving out and getting random bruises. What does it all mean?

Could be many: It would depend on you overall state of health, medications you may be taking and undiagnosed problems. The knee may have arthritis, ligamentous damage, cartilage damage, infection (doubtful) and other issues. Sounds serious enough to me that you should be seen by pcp or orthopedist and have a good evaluation that may require x-rays and lab studies and of course a thorough physical exam of knee. ...Read more

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I have been getting random bruises on my legs I wake up with knew ones everyday it's been like this for few months gp did full blood count and seem ok?

I have been getting random bruises on my legs I wake up with knew ones everyday it's been like this for few months gp did full blood count and seem ok?

Erythema nodosum?: If they're on the front and you can feel them, they may be erythema nodosum, not bruises. Heads up -- it may be nothing, or warn of something subtle. A full history and perhaps a chest x-ray may be next. ...Read more

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Hi, I have been getting random bruises all over arms and legs. Also been very tired no matter how much I sleep. Should Isee a dr.?

Hi, I have been getting random bruises all over arms and legs. Also been very tired no matter how much I sleep. Should Isee a dr.?

Yes: Bruising for no reason and fatigue can be signs of simple problems or major health problems. You should see a doctor to help sort it out ...Read more

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I have been getting random bruises all over my legs and arms for months now. They're getting worse and take a very long time to heal. Also very sore.?

I have been getting random bruises all over my legs and arms for months now. They're getting worse and take a very long time to heal. Also very sore.?

These are not a: Normal finding and could be due to underlying conditions that might be serious. Clotting or platelet disorders, liver or kidney disease could present this way. Make an appointment for evaluation by your health care provider as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have been getting unexplained random bruises all over my lower legs. I am on implanon. Also get lightheaded disoriented dizzy and see stars at time?

I have been getting unexplained random bruises all over my lower legs. I am on implanon. Also get lightheaded disoriented dizzy and see stars at time?

Need to see your MD: Implanon is implantable birth control device, containing etonogestrel, usually pretty safe, and effective. If you have bruises, you platelet count may be low, may have a reaction see your physician for evaluation and blood tests and treatment (possible removal if it is due to drug reaction). ...Read more

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What could a suddenly ALT level increase from normal to 91 signify? I do not drink at all and I have been getting significant random bruises on my body. I am HIV positive but undet. And high cd4.

What could a suddenly ALT level increase from normal to 91 signify? I do not drink at all and I have been getting significant random bruises on my body. I am HIV positive but undet. And high cd4.

Liver infection or Liver infection or medication: this could be due to a liver infection or your medications. The bruising May be a blood problem like your platelets or it may be something to do with your clotting factors. You need to bring this to the attention you for your physician sd soon as possible so it can be clarified you get an appropriate therapy ...Read more

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Any reason why am I randomly getting bruises for no reason?

Any reason why am I randomly getting bruises for no reason?

Coagulopathy: Studies show that women who present with multiple areas of petechiae, purpura, or ecchymosis with no history of trauma sometimes have a coagulation disorder. At your age, TTP or ITP may be a possibility. You need a full CBC, CMP, PT/PTT/INR, Protein C, S, Factor 5, Full history and medications really needed. I recommend you go to Georgetown University and speak with a Hematologist ASAP. Good luck ...Read more

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I keep getting a lot of random bruises 4 no reason mainly on my legs. There not there cause I'm hitting them on anything so I'm getting worried?

I keep getting a lot of random bruises 4 no reason mainly on my legs. There not there cause I'm hitting them on anything so I'm getting worried?

You need some tests: You need to have some blood work with your pediatrician to see if you have a bleeding tendency. Many times this can be inherited, though sometimes nutrition, herbs, medications, or vitamins could cause this as well. ...Read more

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Small random bruise on my leg. Also get random twinges of pain by the bruise. Didn't do anything to cause it. Can it be sciatica related?

Small random bruise on my leg. Also get random twinges of pain by the bruise. Didn't do anything to cause it. Can it be sciatica related?

Probably not: Sciatica does not cause any locally visible changes since the actual source of the leg pain is from a pinching of the nerve at the level of the back or when it passes through the pelvis. ...Read more

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I get headaches everyday, tired all the time, random bruises, purple elbows, what could this be?

I get headaches everyday, tired all the time, random bruises, purple elbows, what could this be?

Many Reasons: There are many causes of headaches including inflammation, vascular, blood pressure, dental, eye, depression, thyroid, etc. However, most people have primary type of headaches: migraine, tension or cluster. See the attached photo. The international headache society list all criteria http://ihs-classification. Org/en/02_klassifikation/. ...Read more

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Hand randomly swells I was in a abusive relationship for over 10 years. My body took a lot of abuse, particularly my hands which would get slammed into stuff every few weeks. My knuckles were almost always swollen and bruised. Now they hurt almost constan

Hand randomly swells I was in a abusive relationship for over 10 years. My body took a lot of abuse, particularly my hands which would get slammed into stuff every few weeks. My knuckles were almost always swollen and bruised. Now they hurt almost constan

Yes: Yes you could have broken something that didn't heal right. Alternatively, you might have arthritis which is a problem specifically of joints ie "knuckles" so yes you should see a doctor and have a good exam including x-rays. Best if luck. ...Read more

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