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Easy bruising yellow skin vomiting, burping, tender abdomen, abdominal pain upper and lower nausea dizziness hiccups and itchy skin. not feeling good

Easy bruising yellow skin vomiting, burping, tender abdomen, abdominal pain upper and lower nausea dizziness hiccups and itchy skin. not feeling good

Get seen now!: Yellow skin is a sign of jaundice due to liver failure. The cause may be obstruction of the bile duct by gallstones, hepatitis, or other diseases, all of which are serious if they cause jaundice. Many of these are treatable, so get seen now and find out what is going on. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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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 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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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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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'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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Can anemia cause easy bruising?

Can anemia cause easy bruising?

Not usually: Low platelets or poorly functioning platelets (in blood to help blood to clot) when an injury occurs, can be associated with bruising. Bruises you see are concerning, bur the bruises you feel are more concerning and require an urgent medical visit. Some meds can be associated with bruising, like aspirin. See your doctor please. ...Read more

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What could cause easy bruising besides anemia?

What could cause easy bruising besides anemia?

Several issues: Anemia is not one of them! abnormal clotting due to low platelets or abnormal clotting factors or very thin skin, most commonly due to aging, where tiny bloos vessels in skin break easily as not supported by connective tissue. ...Read more

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Low platelets I would have easy bruising right?

Low platelets I would have easy bruising right?

Yes: That is correct however platelets have to drop to very low levels to see clinical bleeding. Normal range is around 150-300 and usually we don't see easy bruising until much below 100. ...Read more

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If you have low platelets, should you have easy bruising?

If you have low platelets, should you have easy bruising?

Depends: It will depend on how low the platelet count is. The lower your platelet count the higher your risk to have bleeding/bruising. ...Read more

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Is there a vitamin or supplement that can prevent easy bruising?

Is there a vitamin or supplement that can prevent easy bruising?

Vit k and vit e: Vitamin k, if deficient in some individuals can lead to extended bleeding times because a number of coag factors depend on this vitamin. In addition, excess vit e, a power antioxidant, can interfere with vit k, and lead to bleeding. ...Read more

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Can being overweight cause easy bruising on legs? Or could it be a more seriouse thing

Can being overweight cause easy bruising on legs? Or could it be a more seriouse thing

Being overweight: that is a large protuberant abdomen can put pressure on the lower large vein (vena cava) thus encouraging capillary pressure elevation which can result in bruising in the lower legs/ankles Its a "push" but it's the only connection I can make! You should have an evaluation of your PLATELEt count to be sure there are no other reasons and if you are taking ASPIRIN this may also contribute! Z ...Read more

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Is Singulair (montelukast) a corticosteroid and could it and/or inhalers cause easy bruising?

Is Singulair (montelukast) a corticosteroid and could it and/or inhalers cause easy bruising?

Pros outweigh cons: Singulair, aka montelukast, isn't a steroid, but a leukotriene inhibitor. It's anti-inflammatory like a steroid, but targets a much more specific site in the inflammation cascade. One of my favorite medications to use. Has an excellent side-effect profile and is well-tolerated. Caveat: there is a small risk in the fine print of increased bleeding, but I've never seen it. INH unlikely to pose risk. ...Read more

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Hi, been on oxytetracycline for 2 weeks for acne and it's causing easy bruising on my body. Whys this? Thanks.

Hi, been on oxytetracycline for 2 weeks for acne and it's causing easy bruising on my body. Whys this? Thanks.

Could be reaction: You should go see your doctor and get some blood work done. Oxytetracycline, though not available for human use in the US, can cause blood disorder that manifest as easy bruising. ...Read more

Extremity (Definition)

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymosis = subcutaneous bleeding covering a diameter ...Read more