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I Have Random Bruises On My Legs
I have red flat spots on my legs that disappear and then will come back. I have also been having random bruising on my legs. ?
Difficult to say: the reason why. You should at least get a complete blood count from your doctor to further evaluate. If the spots are itchy could be related to an allergic reaction. There are several conditions that can cause this and without any pictures or further information it is impossible to diagnose accurately. ...Read more
Bruises/pains: Please see a bone specialist as soon as possible. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more
I have these tiny red dots on my legs they are near my ankles, knees, and thighs, sometimes on my arms and chest. I have many bruises. What is this?
See a doctor: Bruising without injury may indicate a problem with the cells on your blood that are involved in clotting. The " tiny red dots" could be related to the bruising. Please see a doctor ASAP. ...Read more
I have swelling occasionally on my feet and legs. I have also tiny red dots on my arms appear. I am in no pain and am wondering what I should do?
Be seen by your doct: New onset ankle swelling may represent protein loss in urine, possible heart issues or too much salt in your diet. Tiny red dots may be associated with low platelets or skin issues. Best to be seen and have exam, blood counts, and a urine check. Hope everything will be okay. ...Read more
I have several small bruises on my legs and now discovered petiachae on my thighs. What could it be?
Why do I have random small bruises showing up? I don't recall bumping into anything at all. I have 3 on my legs and 1 on my hand.
Possibilities: There are several possibilities for bruising. Trauma is a very common cause. Medications are quite common as well to cause bruising (aspirin, nsaids, vitamin E, garlic, ginko biloboa, st. John's wort, etc). Alsohol can also ause it...More serious causes could be bleeding disorders, anemia, leukemia...See you physician for some bloodwork to ensure nothing internal is causing it. ...Read more
Random yellow and dark purple bruising is appearing on my legs that hurt. I know i don't knock my legs on anything. Why?
Seek advice: This sounds like easy bruising and requires a health evaluation, including a review of medications and having blood tests done. ...Read more
Contusion?: you don't mention your age or other health conditions, so the most common cause of purplish spots would be that you bumped into something, possibly while you were too busy to notice. Other possible causes include having a low platelet count, other blood dyscrasias, liver or kidney disease, resolving rashes sometimes leave purplish marks, and very thin skin (typically in the elderly). ...Read more
Age or blood thinner: The purple marks may represent fine bleeding that occurs under the skin (purpura) from age related changes (senile purpura) or from being on medications which thin the blood ( warfarin, aspirin, Plavix (clopidogrel) etc.). The bleeding can occur from very minor trauma or injury to the skin such as bumping into walls. None the less have it checked to be sure. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on activity: Arms and legs seem to bruise easily and frequently because they tend to come into contact with more objects than other, softer parts of the body. It's not unusual for an active person to develop bruises that they don't recall a cause for. ...Read more
What causes unexplained bruising on legs? I constantly get bruises only on my legs without ever hitting myself.
See explanation.: May be due to abnormalities of the clotting "web." including deficiencies of factors or acquired inhibitors of clotting factors. These in turn may be related to abnormalities of kidney or liver function. Also may be related to platelet function or medications. Very frequently though, nothing shows up in testing and "unexplained" bruising has a simple traumatic explanation. ...Read more
I have been getting red blotches on my legs and arms. I am concerned about my red and white blood count. Help?
Platelets: Red blotches are more likely to be due platelet issues rather than red or white cells. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation as it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and may be doing some tests. ...Read more
Severe cramping can: Severe cramping can lead to hematoma blood leakage into the soft tissues from the injured muscle that a day or two will surface on the skin. ...Read more
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