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Doctor insights on: Senile Purpura

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What causes senile purpura?

What causes senile purpura?

We don't know: The condition is referred to as idiopathic, which means that we haven't worked out the pathology, or mechanism of the problem. Purpura is bruising, senile purpura occurs in older people. It can be worsened by blood thinners such as aspirin, fish oil, Plavix or coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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Non Blanching Red Or Purple Spots (Definition)

Non blanching red or purple spots can describe purpura, which is bleeding beneath the skin that does not blanch with pressure. It can be caused by platelet disorders, coagulation disordes, vascular ...Read more


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1 small red purpura on leg no itch. Lab = drug reaction. Doc says senile purpura. Now rust color, Same dx? Daily aspirin. Platelets MVP CBC normal.

1 small red purpura on leg no itch. Lab = drug reaction. Doc says senile purpura. Now rust color, Same dx? Daily aspirin. Platelets MVP CBC normal.

Not a disease: An isolated purpuric patch in someone taking aspirin is not a cause for concern. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I would like preventative or alternative treatment for senile purpora. The slightest scratch on my forearms brings on a big purple/red spot. ?

I would like preventative or alternative treatment for senile purpora. The slightest scratch on my forearms brings on a big purple/red spot. ?

Sun damage: Your bruising symptoms are most commonly the result of irreversible damage to the skin from prior sun exposure. The only treatment is to avoid trauma to the affected areas of skin. Using sunscreen will prevent further damage. If excessive bruising is also noted in non sun exposed skin especially if associated with other signs of clotting problems such as bleeding gums or nosebleeds see your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there way to tell if a person is senile?

Are there way to tell if a person is senile?

Dementia: Dementia is a syndrome characterised by memory loss and its impact on the persons ability to function independently. Common causes of dementia include alzheimers disease, stroke, parkinsons disease , lewy body dementia and others. A full medical and cognitive assessment should be done to assess for potential "reversible" causes of memory loss. ...Read more

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Are there ways to tell if a person is going senile?

Are there ways to tell if a person is going senile?

a sequence: Senility slowly progresses from difficulty in short term memory (where are my keys?) , to loss of orientation, loss of recognition of people well known, unusual moods (laughing, sexual hyperactivity, depression), and in more advanced states disorientation, loss of bodily function control, complete confusion. Any change in the usual behavior and activity could be a clue. ...Read more

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What is senile madness?

What is senile madness?

Not sure but: At first blush it sounds like a form of progressive dementia and gets worse with age.. Your term is not commonly used in contemporary medicine. ...Read more

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Are there ways to tell if a person is getting senile?

Are there ways to tell if a person is getting senile?

Dementia: Dementia is a syndrome characterised by memory loss and its impact on the persons ability to function independently. Common causes of dementia include alzheimers disease, stroke, parkinsons disease , lewy body dementia and others. A full medical and cognitive assessment should be done to assess for potential "reversible" causes of memory loss. ...Read more

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What does senile dementia mean?

What does senile dementia mean?

Dementia: Loss of cognitive ability (ie dementia) that occurs in old age (senile). This could include alzheimers or multi infarct (from strokes). ...Read more

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Purpura (Definition)

Purpura are non blanching red or purple spots caused by bleeding beneath the skin. The spots do not blanch with pressure. They can be caused by platelet disorders, coagulation disordes, vascular ...Read more