Top 20 Doctor insights on: Random bruising on legs

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Can anyone tell me what can cause random bruising on legs?

Can anyone tell me what can cause random bruising on legs?

Random bruising: Random bumping of legs would be my first guess. ...Read more

Dr. Howard Schneider
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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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What are common causes of random bruising and leg pain?

What are common causes of random bruising and leg pain?

Aging: Easy bruising is common with age. Although most bruises are harmless and go away without treatment, easy bruising can sometimes be a sign of a more serious problem.
Aging capillaries.
Thinning skin.
Blood-thinning drugs.
Topical and systemic corticosteroids.
Blood-clotting problem or a blood disease.
Domestic violence or abuse.
Consult your doctor if you
have unusually large or painful bruises. ...Read more

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Random bruising on legs, neck pain and headaches. Bruises last a few days. Suggestions?

Random bruising on legs, neck pain and headaches. Bruises last a few days. Suggestions?

Work up: Bruising can be normal if there is appropriate trauma. However if you are not aware of trauma you could have vitamin deficiencies that are making it easy to bruise. Get checked by your doctor to rule out severe bleeding disorders. ...Read more

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What should I ask the endocrinologist if I have random bruising all over legs?

What should I ask the endocrinologist if I have random bruising all over legs?

I would: Suggest you see a hematologist rather than an endocrinologist, unless your primary care doctor has already tested you and determined that there is a hormonal problem. ...Read more

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I have red flat spots on my legs that disappear and then will come back. I have also been having random bruising on my legs.?

I have red flat spots on my legs that disappear and then will come back. I have also been having random bruising on my legs.?

Difficult to say: The reason why. You should at least get a complete blood count from your doctor to further evaluate. If the spots are itchy could be related to an allergic reaction. There are several conditions that can cause this and without any pictures or further information it is impossible to diagnose accurately. ...Read more

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I woke up with random bruising on my legs, I need to go for blood test to see if I have alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency. Could this be causeof bruising?

I woke up with random bruising on my legs, I need to go for blood test to see if I have alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency. Could this be causeof bruising?

AATD vs bruising: While it's due to a genetic liver condition, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency typically presents as a lung problem w/shortness of breath & wheezing, often to point of "premature" emphysema w/o typical risk factors eg smoking. Check out http://goo. Gl/C0lUeB & http://goo. Gl/M2EAFC. For bruising, check out http://goo. Gl/dXBDmZ & http://goo. Gl/thCRB2. Ask doc to order appropriate tests about bruising ...Read more

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I have random bruising on my left leg. I know it's not from bumping into things. Should I be concerned?

I have random bruising on my left leg. I know it's not from bumping into things. Should I be concerned?

Depends: A single episode of bruising is not usually an issue. Repeittive brusing in various locations with minimal trauma may represent a blood problem with clotting. Chronic brusiing in a single location that does not resolve may represent an underling soy tissue tumor. If this occurs have it checked. ...Read more

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Diagnosed PPD mid Feb. Lost 70lbs since. May31st-June8th lost 8lbs. Back/knee/rib pain, headaches, faint, random bruising, could this be something else?

Diagnosed PPD mid Feb. Lost 70lbs since. May31st-June8th lost 8lbs. Back/knee/rib pain, headaches, faint, random bruising, could this be something else?

PPD positive: Is this PPD positive? If so with weight loss and rib pain needs to rule out Tuberculosis. Must see a physician as soon as possible for further investigation, like blood test, xray chest and immediate treatment. ...Read more

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Might be nothing but seem to be bruising easily, tired all the time and it looked like my legs may have been slightly swollen, should I be concerned?

Might be nothing but seem to be bruising easily, tired all the time and it looked like my legs may have been slightly swollen, should I be concerned?

BRUISING, TIRED, ETC: YES. YOU SHOULD BE CONCERNED.
DO YOU TAKE ANY MEDICATIONS?
I DON'T KNOW HOW LONG THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON, BUT YOUR SHOULD SEE YOU PCP OR INTERNIST WITH ALL DELIBERATE SPEED.
BEST LUCK TO YOU. . . ...Read more

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Have been bruising easily on my thighs. No idea why. My right leg has small bruise, size of a quarter with a non-painful lump under it. What is it?

Have been bruising easily on my thighs. No idea why. My right leg has small bruise, size of a quarter with a non-painful lump under it. What is it?

See a hematologist: Easy bruising suggests an abnormality in the blood components that regulate blood clotting or an abnormality in the blood vessel wall. These abnormalities can be new or inherited. You need a coagulation profile reviewed by a hematologist ...Read more

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I have trouble swallowing. Ent discovered abnormal adenoid tissue growth. I've got petechiae on my legs and chest, and I'm bruising easily. Cancer?

I have trouble swallowing. Ent discovered abnormal adenoid tissue growth. I've got petechiae on my legs and chest, and I'm bruising easily. Cancer?

Cancer?: From the info you have provided it is impossible to diagnose you, but if you are seeing an ENT physician they should be fully capable of providing an accurate assessment of your condition. Cancer may be considered, but there are many other possibilities. ...Read more

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Can you advise me if having random bruises on top of legs?

Can you advise me if having random bruises on top of legs?

Could be normal.: Bruising can be a sign of a bleeding problem, but leg bruises only often occur from unremembered trauma, like bumping your thigh against your desk, etc. Bruising is more likely if you are taking Aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs or other medications. If there are other signs of bleeding, like nose bleeds, blood in urine or stool, or unexplained bruises in other places, it is worth evaluation. ...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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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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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

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


Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more