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What causes easy bruising?

What causes easy bruising?

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

Bruising Easily (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What can I do for easy bruising?

Bruising: Rub a little tincture of arnica or arnica gel onto the bruise. Arnica (arnica montana) comes from a plant in the daisy family that grows in the rocky mountains, and it's wonderful for bruises, sprains, and sore muscles. Aloe vera, from a succulent plant native to africa, also soothes skin irritation. ...Read more

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What can cause really easy bruising?

What can cause really easy bruising?

Blood thinners: Meds such as coumadin, (warfarin) placid, Aspirin and nsaids can all thin your blood making bruising fairly easy. ...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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Should I get tested for easy bruising?

Should I get tested for easy bruising?

Yes: Easy bruising is common. Medications, particularly non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents such as aspirin, Ibuprofen and related drugs, can lead to easy bruising, however, there are several medical conditions that may cause this.You should be evaluated by your primary health care provider to make certain there is no underlying serious cause. ...Read more

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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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What can cause frequent & easy bruising?

What can cause frequent & easy bruising?

Maybe what you take: Bruising of the skin has many causes. Medications such as aspirin, Coumadin (warfarin) or Plavix can. Supplements like vit e, fish oil and ginko may do it. Alcohol intake thins the blood. Simple aging skin becomes thinner and more prone to bruising, especially in women. However, if the cause is not obvious, it is extremely important to see your internist for a complete check up! ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have easy bruising?

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, (clopidogrel) warfarin). ...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

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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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Could it be something bad if I have easy bruising?

Could it be something bad if I have 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-perhaps you need to see a hematologist. ...Read more

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

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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How come I have easy bruising, but nobody else in the family has it?

How come I have easy bruising, but nobody else in the family has it?

No simple answers: You may have developed easy bruising lately because of some changes in your body. You may have inherited the tendency, but no one other than you in the family may have inherited it. ...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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What causes easy bruising? And what can happen if you don't take care of it right away?

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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Is easy bruising a sign of pregnacy?

Is easy bruising a sign of pregnacy?

Not likely: Bruising is not a classic sign of pregnancy but if you have other symptoms or have missed you period or have had a short period get a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Could easy bruising of the skin be a symptom?

Could easy bruising of the skin be a symptom?

Bruising: Blood-thinning drugs such as Aspirin and warfarin (coumadin) or medications such as clopidogrel (plavix) reduce your blood's ability to clot. As a result, bleeding from capillary damage might take longer than usual to stop — which allows enough blood to leak out and cause a bruise. Other causes include system diseases, liver disease, low platelets. ...Read more

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What can cause easy bruising? I have a bunch of painless bruises on the back of my thighs. Could it be from a bug bite?

What can cause easy bruising? I have a bunch of painless bruises on the back of my thighs. Could it be from a bug bite?

Need more : Information. They could very well be from bug bites as everyone's skin is different and everyone reacts in different ways. Some are very sensitive. Also when do the painless bruises come on? Do you have any other signs and symptoms? Need to rule out leukemia and other blood disorders.Discuss with your doctor if blood test is necessary. ...Read more

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Causes of sudden easy bruising? Rarely bruise & now I have 4 that have no cause/known origin. Medical conditions include IST/ANS dysfunction & no meds

Causes of sudden easy bruising? Rarely bruise & now I have 4 that have no cause/known origin. Medical conditions include IST/ANS dysfunction & no meds

Easy bruisability: Sudden easy bruisability not caused by taking aspirin, NSAIDS,etc may be due to blood disorders like low platelets or increased bleeding seen in liver or kidney disease as well as increased capillary fragility as occurs with certain vitamin deficiencies. It is especially important to get evaluated if you have other bleeding tendencies such as nose or gum bleeding, bloody urine or stools. ...Read more

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I've got several bruises all over me and haven't fell or bumped anything or been taking any meds that would cause easy bruising. Any ideas for causes?

I've got several bruises all over me and haven't fell or bumped anything or been taking any meds that would cause easy bruising.  Any ideas for causes?

Bruising: Frequent and unexplained bruising can be a sign of something more serious, such as a blood clotting disorder or a blood disease, so contact your health care provider to discuss your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is easy bruising a sign of pregnancy?

Is easy bruising a sign of pregnancy?

Not typically.: The etiology of bruising can be broadly classified into disorders of blood vessels and surrounding tissue, platelet abnormalities, and coagulation disorders. ...Read more

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Easy bruising and bleeding. Am I deficient on a vitamin?

Easy bruising and bleeding. Am I deficient on a vitamin?

Unlikely: There are many possible reasons for "easy bruising and bleeding". A significant deficiency of vit k could cause abnormal bleeding, but this is unlikely with a normal diet. If this seems like a serious problem, you should be evaluated by your physician to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What supplements can cause easy bruising?

What supplements can cause easy bruising?

Vitamin E: At high levels of vitamin e , you could be more prone to bleeding and bruising. ...Read more

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What does liver count off and easy bruising mean?

What does liver count off and easy bruising mean?

Low platelets : I don't understand what liver count off means. But easy bruising could be a sign of low platelet count. ...Read more

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What's the relationship between diet and easy bruising?

What's the relationship between diet and easy bruising?

Poor nutrition: Sometimes, if your diet is very poor and you don't get proper protein intake or nutrients or vitamins, then that may lead to easy bruising. But, easy bruising can also be due to an underlying blood disorder. So, if this happens, i would get checked out. ...Read more

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