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Should people with easy bruising also have longer heavier menstrual periods?

Should people with easy bruising also have longer heavier menstrual periods?

Bruising and peroids: Easy bruising of the skin can have many causes from meds, aging, sundamage and generally shouldn't be related to heavy menstrual flow unless there is a problem with blood coagulation. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Bruising Easily (Definition)

Bruise =contusion A bruise occurs when trauma injures capillaries & possibly venules causing blood to seep into the interstitial tissues surrounding them. Blood vessel weakness or clotting problems can both ...Read more


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Is it normal for someone to have easy bruising?

Is it normal for someone to have easy bruising?

Yes, it can be.: Bruising is commonly seen in the elderly who have thin skin, and may be on medications (warfarin, aspirin) which tend to lead to easy bruising. When it occurs unexpectedly in someone who has not experienced much bruising, evaluation is recommended looking for abnormalities in platelet function. ...Read more

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Rdw going up 15.2 mvp 7.6 mchc low also? Could this be due to fatty liver? Could this cause easy bruising WBC was normal

Rdw going up 15.2 mvp 7.6 mchc low also? Could this be due to fatty liver? Could this cause easy bruising  WBC was normal

None of these...: Have anything to do with the liver; they tell us nothing about the state of the liver, good or bad. Also, if the rest of the CBC is normal, the only things these indices suggest is a very mild iron deficiency. ...Read more

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I stopped taking prescription naproxen to see if was the cause of easy bruising. Have been off 3 weeks, is that long enough to tell? Still btuising

I stopped taking prescription naproxen to see if was the cause of easy bruising. Have been off 3 weeks, is that long enough to tell? Still btuising

Yes: 3 weeks is enough time. Your bruising may be due to other reasons, most commonly platelet issues or liver dysfunction. I would recommend following up with your primary care doctor for further evaluation , and to rule out any other possible serious conditions that can cause bruising. ...Read more

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Leg cramps, headaches, dizziness and easy bruising. Had full metabolic workup and all normal. Any other suggestions other than deficiency of minerals?

Leg cramps, headaches, dizziness and easy bruising.  Had full metabolic workup and all normal.  Any other suggestions other than deficiency of minerals?

Meds, history?: This is complicated and should be evaluated further. Certain medications can lead to easy bruising. If that's not the case, further blood testing might be needed. Low platelets, bleeding disorders need to be considered. ...Read more

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Tubal ligation w/ c-section on 06/12/14, failed ablation on 04/30/15. Now feeling pregnancy symptoms. Severe cramping last 2 months. Excessive hair loss. Easy bruising. Sudden unintentional weight loss. Constant Migraines. Tons of Acne. Would It be possi

Tubal ligation w/ c-section on 06/12/14, failed ablation on 04/30/15. Now feeling pregnancy symptoms. Severe cramping last 2 months. Excessive hair loss. Easy bruising. Sudden unintentional weight loss.  Constant Migraines. Tons of Acne. Would It be possi

Major Depression: I understand your distress. Stresses of relationship, separation, failed ablation and feeling pregnancy symptoms have led to unresolved feelings of worry, fear, hurt, resentment, shame and guilt. Anxiety Symptoms are- Constant Migraines and Tons of Acne; Depression Symptoms -Weight loss and Excessive hair loss. See Gynecologist for pregnancy. See Psychiatrist for Therapy for stresses and feelings ...Read more

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What supplements can cause easy bruising?

What supplements can cause easy bruising?

Vitamin E: At high levels of vitamin e , you could be more prone to bleeding and bruising. ...Read more

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What does liver count off and easy bruising mean?

What does liver count off and easy bruising mean?

Low platelets : I don't understand what liver count off means. But easy bruising could be a sign of low platelet count. ...Read more

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What's the relationship between diet and easy bruising?

What's the relationship between diet and easy bruising?

Poor nutrition: Sometimes, if your diet is very poor and you don't get proper protein intake or nutrients or vitamins, then that may lead to easy bruising. But, easy bruising can also be due to an underlying blood disorder. So, if this happens, i would get checked out. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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Can easy-bruising be a side effect of either methimazole or propranolol? Or both? Or neither...

Can easy-bruising be a side effect of  either methimazole or propranolol?   Or both?   Or neither...

Possibly: Easy bruising suggests a problem with clotting which can be due to a variety of causes from decreased platelets to problems with the clotting pathway. Methimazole has a few less common but serious side effects which include a decrease in white blood cells (agranulocytosis) and blood platelets (thrombocytopenia). I would have this assessed by you doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is easy bruising a sign of pregnacy?

Is easy bruising a sign of pregnacy?

Not likely: Bruising is not a classic sign of pregnancy but if you have other symptoms or have missed you period or have had a short period get a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Could easy bruising of the skin be a symptom?

Could easy bruising of the skin be a symptom?

Bruising: Blood-thinning drugs such as Aspirin and warfarin (coumadin) or medications such as clopidogrel (plavix) reduce your blood's ability to clot. As a result, bleeding from capillary damage might take longer than usual to stop — which allows enough blood to leak out and cause a bruise. Other causes include system diseases, liver disease, low platelets. ...Read more

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What can cause easy bruising? I have a bunch of painless bruises on the back of my thighs. Could it be from a bug bite?

What can cause easy bruising? I have a bunch of painless bruises on the back of my thighs. Could it be from a bug bite?

Need more : Information. They could very well be from bug bites as everyone's skin is different and everyone reacts in different ways. Some are very sensitive. Also when do the painless bruises come on? Do you have any other signs and symptoms? Need to rule out leukemia and other blood disorders.Discuss with your doctor if blood test is necessary. ...Read more

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Causes of sudden easy bruising? Rarely bruise & now I have 4 that have no cause/known origin. Medical conditions include IST/ANS dysfunction & no meds

Easy bruisability: Sudden easy bruisability not caused by taking aspirin, NSAIDS,etc may be due to blood disorders like low platelets or increased bleeding seen in liver or kidney disease as well as increased capillary fragility as occurs with certain vitamin deficiencies. It is especially important to get evaluated if you have other bleeding tendencies such as nose or gum bleeding, bloody urine or stools. ...Read more

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I've got several bruises all over me and haven't fell or bumped anything or been taking any meds that would cause easy bruising. Any ideas for causes?

I've got several bruises all over me and haven't fell or bumped anything or been taking any meds that would cause easy bruising.  Any ideas for causes?

Bruising: Frequent and unexplained bruising can be a sign of something more serious, such as a blood clotting disorder or a blood disease, so contact your health care provider to discuss your symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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