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Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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What causes random bruises on legs? I have been taking naproxen for around 2 weeks at 500mg once a day, I have 3-4 small bruises that I don't know where they came from

What causes random bruises on legs? I have been taking naproxen for around 2 weeks at 500mg once a day, I have 3-4 small bruises that I don't know where they came from

Family practice: Normally Naproxen once a day would not cause bruising but it can potentially interfere with the clotting mechanism. Just as Aspirin may do so. Stop it and let your dr know what's going on. ...Read more

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Random cramping on legs, sore inner knees, random bruises on legs. Any ideas?

Random cramping on legs, sore inner knees, random bruises on legs. Any ideas?

Severe cramping can: Severe cramping can lead to hematoma blood leakage into the soft tissues from the injured muscle that a day or two will surface on the skin. ...Read more

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Small random bruise on my leg. Also get random twinges of pain by the bruise. Didn't do anything to cause it. Can it be sciatica related?

Small random bruise on my leg. Also get random twinges of pain by the bruise. Didn't do anything to cause it. Can it be sciatica related?

Probably not: Sciatica does not cause any locally visible changes since the actual source of the leg pain is from a pinching of the nerve at the level of the back or when it passes through the pelvis. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about lots of small random bruises on my legs?

Should I be concerned about lots of small random bruises on my legs?

Depends: If there is no history of trauma to explain the bruising, I would be concerned about the cause. Bruising is common after injury, but bruising without injury is not normal and needs to be explained. Please see a doctor if you do not recall any injury preceding the bruising. ...Read more

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Why am I finding random bruises on my legs? Rest of me looks fine.

Why am I finding random bruises on my legs? Rest of me looks fine.

Depends on activity: Arms and legs seem to bruise easily and frequently because they tend to come into contact with more objects than other, softer parts of the body. It's not unusual for an active person to develop bruises that they don't recall a cause for. ...Read more

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If I'm finding random bruises on my legs what does that mean? There are no lumps just bruises

If I'm finding random bruises on my legs what does that mean? There are no lumps just bruises

Bruising: Age? Supplements/foods like garlic, fish oil, gingko? Blood thinner like coumadin (warfarin)? Nsaids like aspirin, motrin, advil, aleve, feldene, etc? Blood vessels become more fragile as we age & can break more easily, causing bruises. Supplements for memory, circulation, heart can thin blood, but not as much as coumadin (warfarin). Nsaids interfere with clot formation. Have fp do CBC for other causes. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you wake up with random bruises on my legs?

What does it mean when you wake up with random bruises on my legs?

Many reasons: May be bug bite, may be medication related, may be due to a blood problem that is causing easy bruising, it could also be due to a connective tissue problem i.e. A skin problem that increases easy bruising. From your description does not appear to be allergic reaction but a health professional may need to look at it. You need to show it to your doctor if it keeps happening. ...Read more

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Why is the appearance of large random bruises on my legs an urgency & cause a trip to an ER? If its not from gabapentin, then what could it indicate?

Why is the appearance of large random bruises on my legs an urgency & cause a trip to an ER? If its not from gabapentin, then what could it indicate?

Bleeding disorder: It is unlikely from gabapentin but more likely related to slow blood clotting, that could be dangerous particularly if it happens suddenly. I would go to the ER. ...Read more

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I have been getting random bruises on my legs I wake up with knew ones everyday it's been like this for few months gp did full blood count and seem ok?

I have been getting random bruises on my legs I wake up with knew ones everyday it's been like this for few months gp did full blood count and seem ok?

Erythema nodosum?: If they're on the front and you can feel them, they may be erythema nodosum, not bruises. Heads up -- it may be nothing, or warn of something subtle. A full history and perhaps a chest x-ray may be next. ...Read more

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I woke up with random bruises on my legs and knees, I don't bruise easily, and my boyfriend said I don't fight in my sleep or anything, so what's going on?

I woke up with random bruises on my legs and knees, I don't bruise easily, and my boyfriend said I don't fight in my sleep or anything, so what's going on?

Bruises: If the bruises are over your legs only this is consistent with itp immune thrombocytopenia purpura which means destruction of platelets 70-80% unknown etiology could be hiv, hepatitis c, rheumatologic diseases joint pains if any, helicobacter pylori of the stomach or if you have bowel problems could be from celiac disease or gluten sensitivity at any rate self limiting in most cases see speciali. ...Read more

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