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Why does my skin bruise and tear so readily?

Why does my skin bruise and tear so readily?

Thin: Thinner skin will bruise more easily. Blood thinners such as Coumadin (warfarin) or Aspirin will contribute. A poor nutritional state will also contribute. Nutritional supplements with bioflavenoids and pycnogenol with help with bruisavility and skin integrity .Protein supplements of Amino Acids amy also be necessary. ...Read more

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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Post to a blood test, the skin of the area got darken. Next day there was a blood mark under the skin (bruise). It got widen next day. Today is day4?

Post to a blood test, the skin of the area got darken. Next day there was a blood mark under the skin (bruise). It got widen next day. Today is day4?

Likely OK,,,: It usually takes about 1-2 weeks for an injury, even a needle stick, to heal fully. If you are still worried, see your doctor for an exam and the results of your blood test. Good luck. ...Read more

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What doctor is specialize in skin bruise on my arm?

What doctor is specialize in skin bruise on my arm?

Primary care: Any primary care or general practice physician can evaluate a bruise on your arm. Start by looking for a family medicine doctor. ...Read more

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I smashed the car door on my lower leg and it is an open skin bruise. It happened 3 months ago, and is now double the size and is swollen. Any advice?

I smashed the car door on my lower leg and it is an open skin bruise. It happened 3 months ago, and is now double the size and is swollen. Any advice?

Let explain: It is possible you have hematoma (collection of blood) in that area sequence to the injury. Other thought could be having blood clots in the calf. Go and check it out . Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the difference b/t ecchymoses and edema?

What is the difference b/t ecchymoses and edema?

Blood vs water: Ecchymosis is abnormal bleeding into the skin and underlying tissues and is usually due defects in platelets, vessel walls or coagulation factors. Edema is abnormal accumulation of water in the tissues, usually subcutaneous tissue, and may be due to heart failure or low protein in blood. The latter may result form diseases of the kidney, liver and poor nutrition. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ecchymoses?

What is the difference between ecchymoses?

What do you mean?: Ecchymosis means bruising. This can occur after a blunt trauma or laceration or fracture, or anything else that would cause bleeding. ...Read more

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What kind of testing should be done for repeated ecchymoses?

What kind of testing should be done for repeated ecchymoses?

Bleeding time: Bleeding time may be useful as well as other tests of the clotting cascade including prothrombin time, partial thromboplastin time, and inr. A hematologist is the person to see for a bleeding disorder. ...Read more

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What kind of testing should be done for repeat purpura and ecchymoses?

What kind of testing should be done for repeat purpura and ecchymoses?

Platelet count and: Coagulation tests. Purpura is usually due to deficiency of platelets or increased vascular fragility. Ecchymosis may be due to more severe cases of the above and or coagulation defects. Testing beyond cbc, pt PTT is based on the results of these tests and clinical signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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What kind of spider bite leaves skin bruised?

What kind of spider bite leaves skin bruised?

That can occur with: A number of types of insect and spider bites - it is not specific enough as a single factor to determine the offending spider/ insect. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymoses are bruises. Bruises are purple or red collections of blood under the skin that appear after blood vessels in the skin break, causing the blood to spread through the tissues ...Read more


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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more