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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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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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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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For about three months now I have had random bruises show up on my legs and hips and even a few on my lower abdomen can u tell me what it might be ?

For about three months now I have had random bruises show up on my legs and hips and even a few on my lower abdomen can u tell me what it might be ?

Need a blood test: If by "random bruises" you mean bruises that are forming in the absence of any injury, you need to see your doctor to rule out blood disorders. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you wake up with random bruises on my legs?

What does it mean when you wake up with random bruises on my legs?

Many reasons: May be bug bite, may be medication related, may be due to a blood problem that is causing easy bruising, it could also be due to a connective tissue problem i.e. A skin problem that increases easy bruising. From your description does not appear to be allergic reaction but a health professional may need to look at it. You need to show it to your doctor if it keeps happening. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about lots of small random bruises on my legs?

Should I be concerned about lots of small random bruises on my legs?

Depends: If there is no history of trauma to explain the bruising, I would be concerned about the cause. Bruising is common after injury, but bruising without injury is not normal and needs to be explained. Please see a doctor if you do not recall any injury preceding the bruising. ...Read more

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Why am I finding random bruises on my legs? Rest of me looks fine.

Why am I finding random bruises on my legs?  Rest of me looks fine.

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

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If i'm finding random bruises on my legs what does that mean ? There are no lumps just bruises

If i'm finding random bruises on my legs what does that mean ? There are no lumps just bruises

Bruising: Age? Supplements/foods like garlic, fish oil, gingko? Blood thinner like coumadin (warfarin)? Nsaids like aspirin, motrin, advil, aleve, feldene, etc? Blood vessels become more fragile as we age & can break more easily, causing bruises. Supplements for memory, circulation, heart can thin blood, but not as much as coumadin (warfarin). Nsaids interfere with clot formation. Have fp do CBC for other causes. ...Read more

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Why is the appearance of large random bruises on my legs an urgency & cause a trip to an ER? If its not from gabapentin, then what could it indicate?

Why is the appearance of large random bruises on my legs an urgency & cause a trip to an ER? If its not from gabapentin, then what could it indicate?

Bleeding disorder: It is unlikely from gabapentin but more likely related to slow blood clotting, that could be dangerous particularly if it happens suddenly. I would go to the ER. ...Read more

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I woke up with random bruises on my legs and knees, i don't bruise easily, and my boyfriend said i don't fight in my sleep or anything, so what's going on?

I woke up with random bruises on my legs and knees, i don't bruise easily, and my boyfriend said i don't fight in my sleep or anything, so what's going on?

Bruises: If the bruises are over your legs only this is consistent with itp immune thrombocytopenia purpura which means destruction of platelets 70-80% unknown etiology could be hiv, hepatitis c , rheumatologic diseases joint pains if any, helicobacter pylori of the stomach or if you have bowel problems could be from celiac disease or gluten sensitivity at any rate self limiting in most cases see speciali. ...Read more

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Can you advise me if having random bruises on top of legs?

Can you advise me if having random bruises on top of legs?

Could be normal.: Bruising can be a sign of a bleeding problem, but leg bruises only often occur from unremembered trauma, like bumping your thigh against your desk, etc. Bruising is more likely if you are taking Aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs or other medications. If there are other signs of bleeding, like nose bleeds, blood in urine or stool, or unexplained bruises in other places, it is worth evaluation. ...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.
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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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.
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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 three year old son has random bruises all over his legs. They are small and seems to be a new one added every day. What could this be?

My three year old son has random bruises all over his legs. They are small and seems to be a new one added every day. What could this be?

Bruising in 3 yo boy: If your son is really active and these areas experience frequent trauma (as most boys do), that is normal. If bruising happens when there is no trauma or is wide spread or if bruises are really deep, it needs an evaluation right away. If your baby is not more active than usual, please take him to his pediatrician to be evaluated. ...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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I keep waking up with random bruises and by the end of the day some of them appear/feel worse than before. I'm only getting them on my legs though.

Nighttime: Do you walk in your sleep? Have restless legs? Perhaps you are getting them in the day and not aware of it until morning. Usually only on legs is just due to small bumps to your legs. Not consistent with any coaglulation or bleeding problem if only on your legs. ...Read more

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I keep having random bruises at the bottom of my leg, the bruises are close together and there are quite a few?

I keep having random bruises at the bottom of my leg, the bruises are close together and there are quite a few?

See doctor: I can only guess that they are likely from varicose veins but an exam is needed to make sure that you don't have an hemorrhagic disorder. ...Read more

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Over the past week I've had a lot of random bruises popping up, especially on my legs but also a big one under thigh. Scared it's serious?

Over the past week I've had a lot of random bruises popping up, especially on my legs but also a big one under thigh. Scared it's serious?

See dr.: You should see your dr. and get some laboratory testing for your bruising issues. A rare but serious issue is unlikely such as ITP, but should be ruled out. If you are taking an aspirin or any nsaid's than I would stop them and as stated see your dr. Hope all is well in the lovely "Electric City" of Scranton. ...Read more

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I have clusters of bruises on my arm and leg as well as random bruises on my body. I have also been bleeding for over 2 months and having night sweats?

I have clusters of bruises on my arm and leg as well as random bruises on my body. I have also been bleeding for over 2 months and having night sweats?

Aspirin Poisoning: It is possible that you have Aspirin toxicity, so you must stop that immediately and be seen by doctor to rule out other causes soon. You may be anemic as well. Please see a doctor at your earliest convenience. ...Read more

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Why do I wake up with random bruises on my arms and legs, and why did i unintentionally lose weight when i eat a lot?

Why do I wake up with random bruises on my arms and legs, and why did i unintentionally lose weight when i eat a lot?

Easy bruising: Women tend to bruise more easily and it's not uncommon for young women like yourself to wake up with some bruises. There are many potential causes but usually it goes unexplained. Your doctor can run a blood test to rule out the much more rare but potentially serious causes. ...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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