Top 20 Doctor insights on: Random bruising on legs
Random bruising: Random bumping of legs would be my first guess. ...Read more
See your doctor: Have your doctor evaluate the issue and rule out any underlying medical causes. ...Read more
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.
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Blood-clotting problem or a blood disease.
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Consult your doctor if you
have unusually large or painful bruises. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Been having random bruising all over right leg. Severe numbness and tingling. Diarrhea and nausea.
Why would someone be having random bruising? Iron levels are fine. I have bruises all up and down my legs and I have not bumped into anything.
I have upper left side and sternum pain; gallbladder was removed 12/16. I've also been experiencing right leg foot/calf edemas and random bruising.
For several days I've had severe leg pain in the top of my thigh, random bruising, Dizziness, nausea and stomach pains. Help?!
Diagnosed PPD mid Feb. Lost 70lbs since. May31st-June8th lost 8lbs. Back/knee/rib pain, headaches, faint, random bruising, could this be something else?
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
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer