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Why do I bruise so easily?

Why do I bruise so easily?

Blood thiners ?: Are you on blood thinners such as coumadin or plavix (clopidogrel)? Are you on nsaids? These medications can make you blood thinner and cause you to bruise easier. ...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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I'm 56 why do I bruise so easy?

I'm 56 why do I bruise so easy?

Maybe aspirin: BROADLY speaking, abnormal bleeding or bruising is due to (1) abnormality of soluble clotting factors (e.g., Von Willebrand's disease), (2) abnormality of platelet number or function (e.g., aspirin effect on platelet function), or (3) abnormality of capillaries. Whole books are written on the subject. You should see a hematologist for evaluation. It may be due to the aspirin you take. ...Read more

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Why am I getting bruised so easily?

Why am I getting bruised so easily?

Easy bruising: It could be a medication you're taking, even something as simple as aspirin. It can also indicate a problem with your platelets. I would recommend going to see your primary care provider so they can check things out. ...Read more

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Why do I bruise so easily and badly?

Why do I bruise so easily and badly?

Many potentials: Trauma, platelet issues, medications, . Need history, family history, exam, and blood tests. ...Read more

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I bruise very easily. What causes this?

I bruise very easily. What causes this?

Many causes: Brusing may be normal, and inherited genetically. It may also be an indication of a vitamin deficiency, or a deficiency in the compounds needed for blood clotting. Your doctor can run simple blood tests to determine the causes of bruising. ...Read more

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Why do I bruise and bleed easily?

Why do I bruise and bleed easily?

Bruise: Some indiviauals have thinner skin than others or blood vessels that are more likely to become damaged with minor trauma. ...Read more

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What could be a reason that I bruise so easily?

Check with your MD: You may have a bleeding disorder, like low platlet count or increased capillary fragility.Some people more common in females and old age bruise easy without any underlying disease, but you should check with your doctor and he/she may order blood tests to rule out vitamin deficiency like scurvy and platlet count, and clotting factors some meds like blood thinners&aspirin can cause this and liver disea. ...Read more

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Why does bruising happen? (easy to understand please:))

Why does bruising happen? (easy to understand please:))

All about blood.: Bruising happens when blood vessels break or leak a bit due to trauma. The blood which leaks out is initially red, but turns dark then shades of purple / green / yellow as the blood is broken down. This is often associated with a spreading of the color sometimes far beyond the location of the original trauma. ...Read more

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Why do I bruise easily?

Why do I bruise easily?

See doctor: As could be due to meditations, clotting disorder or repeated minor trauma. ...Read more

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How come I bruise easily?

Blood thinners: Are you on any blood thinners, nsaids or aspirin? These meds can thin your blood and could cause bruising easier than normal if you are not on such meds, you might want to see your medical doctor to check things out. ...Read more

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What are causes for bruising easily?

What are causes for bruising easily?

Bruising easily: As skin thins with age & there is less fat, blood vessels have less protection from injury. Some medications such corticosteroids or supplements such as Ginko can ^ bruising risk. Low platelet count or abnormal platelet function may also be causes. See http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/healthy-aging/in-depth/easy-bruising/art-20045762 ...Read more

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Can fat bruise more easily than muscle?

Can fat bruise more easily than muscle?

Fat bruising: Usually muscle tissue bruises more easily than fat tissue because muscle is firmer and stays in place making it more suseptable to bruising. ...Read more

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What can cause someone to bruise easily?

What can cause someone to bruise easily?

Unsure: Do you have any type of bleeding disorder or do you take medications that affect platelets or clotting? ...Read more

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What causes me to bruise easily all of a sudden?

What causes me to bruise easily all of a sudden?

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

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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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What causes a person bruise easily - can it be helped?

What causes a person bruise easily - can it be helped?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Bruising easily?

What is the definition or description of: Bruising easily?

Bruising easily: 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 contribute to easy bruising. ...Read more

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What makes a person bruise easily and can it be addressed?

What makes a person bruise easily and can it be addressed?

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

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What does it mean when you bruise easily and they last a long time?

What does it mean when you bruise easily and they last a long time?

Coaguation: It usually means you have a coagulation problem, either with your clotting factors or blood platelets. See an internist or hematologist soon. ...Read more

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What makes some people bruise easily? And how to be less 'bruisey'?

What makes some people bruise easily? And how to be less 'bruisey'?

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

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Docs can you explain what is a fast, easy way to make bruises go away?

Docs can you explain what is a fast, easy way to make bruises go away?

Ice and compression: Ice and compression to the area with a wrap. Bruising is below the skin bleeding, so elevating the area will help relieve pressure. Also, massaging the area gently while taking over the counter anti inflammatory meds. ...Read more

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What to do if I bruise very easily and my scars take years to go away?

What to do if I bruise very easily and my scars take years to go away?

Number of approaches: Options are myriad from aesthetic lasers to local growth factor treatments. See your dermatologist or aesthetic physician. ...Read more

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Have been bruising very easily lately. How common is leukemia in adults?

Have been bruising very easily lately. How common is leukemia in adults?

Adult Leukemia: In 2011, leukemia was expected to strike more than 10 times as many adults versus children and adolescents in the us. It tends to occur in the older population with a median age of 66. Different kinds of leukemia occur at different rates in various age groups. Acute lymphocytic leukemia is more common in children whereas acute myeloid leukemia and the chronic leukemias are seen more among adults. ...Read more

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Why do some people bruise easily and others don't seem to bruise at all?

Why do some people bruise easily and others don't seem to bruise at all?

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

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I've been bruising very easily lately and don't know what from? Any ideas?

I've been bruising very easily lately and don't know what from? Any ideas?

Get it evaluated: Easy bruisability demands a medical evaluation. There are numerous causes, some of which can be serious. See a doctor, either your own or a hematologist. ...Read more

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Im bruising very easily, anything I bump into creates a big brise and bump almost immediately?

Im bruising very easily, anything I bump into creates a big brise and bump almost immediately?

R u on any medicines: Such as aspirin, blood thinners, steroids, herbal medicines? How old r u? Has this ever happened to you before? Is there a family history of easy bruising? Some lab tests such as bleeding time or platelet count can be done to look further into issue. ...Read more

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Why might i bruise easy? Slight bump i got bruise next day. Bruises I don't know how i got them

Why might i bruise easy? Slight bump i got bruise next day. Bruises I don't know how i got them

Bleeding disorder: I would talk to your doctor to rule out a bleeding disorder. Are you taking things that can thin your blood like aspirin? Anyone in your family bleed easily? ...Read more

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I bruise really easy and the bruises are nasty looking they are green and purple what causin this?

Many possible causes: Bruising is a common complaint. Aspirin, non-steroidals (advil, motrin, ibuprofen, etc.) can lead to bruising. There are some illnesses that also can predispose to bruising. If there is a concern, you should see a health care professional to discuss the problem. You might need to see a hematologist. ...Read more

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I tend to bruise easily when i for example hit myself lightly against a door. What could be possibly causing it?

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

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How do I get doctors to take me seriously when injured when I don't bruise or swell easily? (and am not good at expressing pain?)

How do I get doctors to take me seriously when injured when I don't bruise or swell easily? (and am not good at expressing pain?)

Describe how the : pain interferes with your activities of daily living( bathing,dressing,walking,climbing stairs,balance,having sex,etc, ...Read more

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I bruise extremely easily, everywhere, with or without explanation. What concerns me the most if the bruises I get from itching myself.

It is very common: To get bruises from scratching because it breaks the small capillaries and causes bruises. That should not worry you!! If your menses are normal and you don't get bruises without cause then put your mind at rest!! ...Read more

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I am taking tamoxifen 20 mg per day for the last 5 years I have noticed recently i bruise quite easily is this a side effect of the pills?

I am taking tamoxifen 20 mg per day for the last 5 years I have noticed recently i bruise quite easily is this a side effect of the pills?

Bruising tamoxifen : Tamoxifen can increase bruising due to affect on your plateletsmake sure you discuss with physcian prescribing tamoxifen he can check you for this. ...Read more

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I easily bruise, since i was a child, sometimes don't even know where they come from, docs have never said anything when I've gone to check-ups?

I easily bruise, since i was a child, sometimes don't even know where they come from, docs have never said anything when I've gone to check-ups?

Easy bruising: There are lab tests available that may shed some light on why you bruise easily. A doctor would be able to order these specific tests for your needs. Some people tend to bruise easier than others and that is a normal phenomenon, so if the tests are normal in your situation, just consider yourself fragile. All the best! ...Read more

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I easily get bruises since l was a kid whenever I bump into something. The stronger the impact, the larger the bruises will appear. Is it normal?

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I easily get bruises since l was a kid whenever I bump into something. The stronger the impact, the larger the bruises will appear. Is it normal?

? Purpura: Can be due to low platelets count, or other causes,since you had it since childhood and had no major complications, it is likely a mild condition, check this link for more info and see your doctor for a simple blood test, good luck http://www.healthline.com/health/purpura#Overview1 ...Read more

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I bruise very easily. I get bruises and don't even know where it came from. Been tested to c if I'm iron diff but I'm not. Anything I can do to help?

I bruise very easily. I get bruises and don't even know where it came from. Been tested to c if I'm iron diff but I'm not. Anything I can do to help?

Clotting studies: There is a battery of tests that can tell if you are deficient in certain clotting factors than can cause easy bruising, but some people who have been tested extensively and found to have no cutting problems still bruise easily! If you want to know if you have a cutting disorder, which is good to know if you ever need surgery, ask your regular doctor to have yourself tested ...Read more

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What causes easy bruising?

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What causes easy bruising?

Low platelets: A low platelet count can account for this. This would require blood work to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I bruise so easily.Why is this?

I bruise so easily.Why is this?

More info needed: Easy bruising can be caused by some medications and by disorders of the body's blood clotiing mechanism. Suggest you see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do I bruise easy is that serious?

Could be: As simple as a vitamin deficiency or as serious as a bone marrow problem. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more