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Iron Deficiency Bruising
Could be: Need evaluation to look at other causes of bruising including medication side effects. ...Read more
I wake up every morning with a half dozen new small bruises and no clue how I got them. Could this be an iron deficiency or anemia? Or something else?
Get evaluated: You need basic screens for vascular fragility, thrombocytopenia, and a clotting factor problem. If you are taking any new medications, including "natural holistic herbal remedies from overseas", stop these if possible. If the bruises are palpable, the situation is especially concerning and a vasculitis workup may be in order. ...Read more
Vein bruise on my shoulders and biceps frequently after heavy weight lifting work out. What could be cause for this ? Is it iron deficiency(aneima)
I have some blue-ish blotches on my legs. Not bruises. Have had them before i can remember. Blue veins also show. I have iron deficiency. Causes?
Many possible causes: Bluish blotches are difficult to diagnose without examination. They could represent blue nevi (moles) if they have the description of moles. However, blue blotches in the legs are often related to varicose veins and are due to long periods of standing. They can be painful too. There are other causes as well. Iron deficiency is unlikely to be related.You need to see a doctor for examination. ...Read more
Bleeding/poor intake: The most common cause is bleeding, which could be "normal" like a woman with periods or abnormal bleeding as in the GI tract. That could be from gastritis, ulcers, abnormal blood vessels, diverticuli (small pockets in the intestines), or tumors (benign or malignant). Also very low iron in the diet (no red meat or green leafy vegetables) or failure to absorb iron from the GI tract can do it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: People who have severe iron deficiency would have experienced symptoms such as weakness, shortness of breath, chest pain from anemia. It can also cause hair loss. Because of this, people seek help and get diagnosed by doing a simple blood test and be treated for it, so it is hard to die from iron deficiency anemia unless a person ignores all these warning signals. ...Read more
Iron deficiency anem: Anemia makes you tired and pale. Some get lightheaded, or have chest pain or shortness of breath. Iron deficiency can cause "pica" (craving something above and beyond needing it for food). The most common symptom is munching ice. Other people crave starch, chalk, dirt, or other unusual substances. It's important that iron-deficient people see an md so dangerous things like GI cancer are ruled out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms of anemia : Anemia is a common result and patients feel weak due to it. The confirmation requires blood tests to measure the hemoglobin and iron levels in order to check the iron stores in the body. There are well know tests to make a diagnosis of iron deficiency, which your doctor can run. ...Read more
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