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What do you recommend for easy bruising?

What do you recommend for easy bruising?

See your primary md: The path to the most accurate answer is to start with a thorough history and exam.Roughly 80% of the time it's enough to make a diagnosis. In many cases, other testing may be needed to sift through the numerous possibilities, many harmless, to get a definitive answer. The md tries to use occam's razor (don't be scared, it's a metaphor):find the simplest, most direct solution. Your "razor"? See md. ...Read more

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Bruise (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...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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What causes easy bruising? And what can happen if you don't take care of it right away?

Some reassurance: Many people, especially women, have "bruise easily." the important thing is not so much that you bruise with little apparent reason but that, when you do bruise, the bruises don't go away in a timely manner. If you have bruises that just don't go away, you definitely want to get that checked out. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have easy bruising?

Various causes: Bruising may be from a variety of causes including: fragile skin (eg, elderly or collagen vascular disorders), low platelets (thrombocytopenia), bleeding disorders (eg, von willebrand disease, hemophilia), or medication effect (aspirin, plavix, warfarin). ...Read more

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Do lots of people get easy bruising, or is it unusual?

Quite a few: People on anticoagulant medication/blood thinners, i.e. Following coronary or deep vein thrombosis are quite prone to easy bruising. Patients with thrombocytopenia (low blood platelet count) idiopathic or following chemotherapy are prone. Naturally patients with hemophilia or von willebrand's disease, where blood coagulation is impaired are prone. Also subjects with fragile skin capillaries. ...Read more

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My wife thinks I should see someone for my easy bruising. Should i?

Easy bruising: Easy bruising can be defined as bruising without a history of trauma or bruising after minor trauma that would not have caused bruising in the past. I think you should see your doctor to rule out more serious problems or significant bleeding disorder. ...Read more

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Anyone know what causes easy bruising?

Anyone know what causes easy bruising?

Easy Bruising: Easy bruising can be due to fragility of superficial blood vessels, or due to some defect in clotting mechanism of blood.It can be due to low platlet count, or deficiency of one of the clotting factors.If you bruise easy or you have spontaneusly, you should check with your doctor and he/she can examine you and do blood test to find thec cause. ...Read more

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What causes the easy bruising seen in many people over the age of 60?

What causes the easy bruising seen in many people over the age of 60?

Vacular fragility: The blood vessels are more fragile in older people and loss of elasticity of the skin leads to loss of support to blood vessels. These two combine to make the blood vessels more prone to rupture on minor trauma. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about easy bruising?

How much should I worry about easy bruising?

Depends: It depends on what your symptoms are. What do you mean by easy bruising. Any spontaneous bleeding? Excessive bleeding that wouldn't stop or requiring blood transfusion etc. You need to see your doctor and have some blood/ screening test to be done. If it is significant-then you need to see a hematologist. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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Bruising Easily (Definition)

Bruising easily is a symptom in which a person gets bruises on the skin with minimal trauma or no trauma remembered at all. Easy bruising is usually due to fragile small blood vessels in the skin, or to blood thinners that make it harder ...Read more


Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymoses is also known as Bruise. Ecchymoses are bruises. Bruises are purple or red collections of blood under the skin that appear after blood vessels in the skin break, causing the blood to spread through the tissues ...Read more