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What leads to sudden bruising under the skin?

What leads to sudden bruising under the skin?

Vast differential: Blood disorders, prescribed drug side effects, skin disorders and vessel fragility, endocrine and metabolic disorders, liver disorders to name a few. ...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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Sudden bruising on arm. Red, hurts when pressed on it. Appeared suddenly. No injury or trauma. Help?

Sudden bruising on arm. Red, hurts when pressed on it. Appeared suddenly. No injury or trauma. Help?

Get a blood test: Sudden bruising without injury should be investigated with a complete blood cell count. This will include a platelet count as well as red blood cells and white blood cells. Start with your primary doctor, for the blood test. He/she may send you to a hematologist if the test indicates and abnormality. Or maybe you just are an aggressive sleeper. Don't ignore it, simple blood test ...Read more

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Can sudden bruising be connected to kidney infection?

Can sudden bruising be connected to kidney infection?

Not likely: Bruising has many causes that need attention, especially if it occurs without recalling trauma to the area or taking anticoagulation drugs. You need to discuss this with your primary care doctor. Some antibiotics for infections may be related. ...Read more

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Help! i just have sudden pain, bruising and swelling in my foot?

Help! i just have sudden pain, bruising and swelling in my foot?

Pain: Sudden pain is a reason for an evaluation by your podiatrist. Thi8s could be a stress fracture based on the description. ...Read more

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Causes of sudden easy bruising? Rarely bruise & now I have 4 that have no cause/known origin. Medical conditions include IST/ANS dysfunction & no meds

Causes of sudden easy bruising? Rarely bruise & now I have 4 that have no cause/known origin. Medical conditions include IST/ANS dysfunction & no meds

Easy bruisability: Sudden easy bruisability not caused by taking aspirin, NSAIDS,etc may be due to blood disorders like low platelets or increased bleeding seen in liver or kidney disease as well as increased capillary fragility as occurs with certain vitamin deficiencies. It is especially important to get evaluated if you have other bleeding tendencies such as nose or gum bleeding, bloody urine or stools. ...Read more

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Just got sudden, painful bruising in the inner area below my R eye. No trauma/ rubbing/particulates/sinus pain. orbital pain present. what do I do?

Just got sudden, painful bruising in the inner area below my R eye.  No trauma/ rubbing/particulates/sinus pain.  orbital pain present. what do I do?

See your physician: These symptoms may represent a specific kind of headache or other neurological condition. You should keep a log of the location, timing, duration, characteristic, and intensity of these episodes and take the log with you to your physician. https://www.aan.com/Guidelines/Home/ByTopic?topicId=16 , http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1142731-overview ...Read more

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A week ago, the vein on my knee cap burst & bruised. I put Ice on it. Now it's burning, has pain, & sudden onset bruising. What next?

A week ago, the vein on my knee cap burst & bruised. I put Ice on it. Now it's burning, has pain, & sudden onset bruising. What next?

Ruptured Vein: You should see a Vascular Surgeon right away to have your circulation evaluated. Your Vascular Surgeon will help you to determine the cause of the ruptured vein and sudden onset bruising which could be the result of vascular disease. Vascular Surgeons specialize in the treatment and evaluation of your arteries, veins and lymphatic systems. ...Read more

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On 11/4 I was diagnosed with broken vein/vessel on top of foot after a sudden knot and bruising. Busing is fading knot is there. Was told X-ray was normal, just "non-specific soft tissue prominence lateral to 5th metatarsal. Could this be a sarcoma?

On 11/4 I was diagnosed with broken vein/vessel on top of foot after a sudden knot and bruising. Busing is fading knot is there. Was told X-ray was normal, just "non-specific soft tissue prominence lateral to 5th metatarsal. Could this be a sarcoma?

Follow up required: If you have a knot which is not due to trauma, it can be cancerous(?sarcoma). But since you have just noticed this, it is too soon to tell which way it will go. Watch it for 1 to 2 weeks and check if it is increasing in size(ask you souse or friend to also put the fingers around and assess the current size. In case it increases in size over next 2 to 3 weeks, then you should go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Tubal ligation w/ c-section on 06/12/14, failed ablation on 04/30/15. Now feeling pregnancy symptoms. Severe cramping last 2 months. Excessive hair loss. Easy bruising. Sudden unintentional weight loss. Constant Migraines. Tons of Acne. Would It be possi

Tubal ligation w/ c-section on 06/12/14, failed ablation on 04/30/15. Now feeling pregnancy symptoms. Severe cramping last 2 months. Excessive hair loss. Easy bruising. Sudden unintentional weight loss.  Constant Migraines. Tons of Acne. Would It be possi

Major Depression: I understand your distress. Stresses of relationship, separation, failed ablation and feeling pregnancy symptoms have led to unresolved feelings of worry, fear, hurt, resentment, shame and guilt. Anxiety Symptoms are- Constant Migraines and Tons of Acne; Depression Symptoms -Weight loss and Excessive hair loss. See Gynecologist for pregnancy. See Psychiatrist for Therapy for stresses and feelings ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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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