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Bruising easy. Large bruises, random pinpoint TINY bruises. Mostly legs, stomach. ? Scaring easily, legs are covered in red round marks. Ideas?
Bruising: Hi Allison, some general possibilities to consider are either hematological disorders where your blood is not clotting properly which causes bruising, or an autoimmune disorder that is causing these rashes. You should discuss some initial blood testing with your primary care doctor and think about seeing a rheumatologist or a hematologist based on the results. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Usually not: Bruising has a reputation for being linked to leukemia, and while some patients with leukemia can have bruising, most patients with bruising do not have leukemia. A simple blood test can clear up whether bruising is due to low platelets, and a visit to the doctor can usually clear up any confusion quickly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Anemia does not cause bruising. Easy bruising can be a result of a problem with the clotting system such as low platelets or a clotting disorder. Sometimes in the elderly or patients receiving glucocorticoid therapy it can be secondary to fragility of blood vessels in the skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Legs are bruising without any trauma. Bruises are often raised, hard and itchy. They also fade very slowly. Noticing healing on legs is generally slow?
Stretch-marks colors: It depends on the thickness of the tissue and structures below the sm. If the disruption of the dermis leaves a very think layer of skin at the sm and there are vascular structures below then it will look more reddish. If the thickness of the skin at the sm is greater then they will look more whitish. ...Read more
Dx and activity: Screening tests for rheumatoid arthritis are acpa (anti-citrullinated protein antibodies) and rheumatoid factor. The activity of the disease may be monitored by ESR and CRP tests. Blood tests alone are not sufficient for the diagnosis, history and clinical examination are essential. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are these bruises dangerous in any way? I too have many large unexplained bruises and am on apo-escitalopram and .25mg of clonazepam.
Unexplained bruises: need to be examined by your doctor. Your blood MAY be too thin or it may be in response to a medication. The whole picture needs to be looked at. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Because Medicare: Part a pays, and the companies make a bundle. May not measure up to fraud, but it seems like abuse, and certainly overuse from before. Just because one can get expensive technology does not mean everyone should. ...Read more
Noticed a few red spots on my elbow last night. They don't itch but other wise look like bug bites. Are there any skin conditions that ca do this?
Have mosquito bites all over legs, they're itchy, red, large. Few are hard & bruised. No puss. Nothing helps symptoms subside. Are they infected?
Bites: If they are getting worse after 2-3 days, then be checked. It is always possible for them to become infected. All the best. ...Read more
Many, but 3 big ones: All cancers are identified by the types of cells that they come from. There are many different types of skin cells, therefore there are many different types of skin cancers. There are three main ones, though. Squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, and melanoma. melanoma is the most dangerous, but basal cell more common. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can anti depressants cause bruising on legs ? I have large unexplained bruises that have no pain that keep reappearing
I have some red spots all over my legs and some on my feet, some are smooth but others are lumpy. They don't itch.
A rash on: the legs and feet could simply be from a reaction. Most commonly patients can get a dermatitis reaction to a new skincare product, a different detergent, a different material of clothing or even from the heat. Check with your doctor if you are concerned for proper exam and treatment plan! ...Read more