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Hi. I noticed symmetrical thumbprint sized bruises on the back of my lower legs, no pain. I recently had a positive ANA & is not lupus. Many chronic il?

Hi. I noticed symmetrical thumbprint sized bruises on the back of my lower legs, no pain. I recently had a positive ANA & is not lupus. Many chronic il?

Ecchymoses: These ecchymoses could be due to trauma, bone marrow and other hematologic disorders and platelet disorders, liver disease, vit K deficiency, aspirin or Aleve type medication use or an autoimmune vasculitis. If these bruises continue to appear in the absence of injury, consult a hematologist. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

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


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What would cause bruising in your legs?

What would cause bruising in your legs?

Refer to answer: No bruising should occur in any leg, without a cause. The most common cause is injury. If you have bruise on your leg, and is not from an injury, it is a result of medical conditions. Please refer to your physician for further work up. ...Read more

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What's to be done about bruises on legs?

What's to be done about bruises on legs?

Bruise: For the first 24 hours, I would ice the effected area to minimize the spread of the bruise. After 48 hours, heat may be applied to allow the blood to disperse about the body. The amount of time it takes to heal is highly variable from person to person. ...Read more

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What would cause small bruises on the legs?

What would cause small bruises on the legs?

Trauma, others: Trauma localized to the area, blood disorders, clotting disorders, medications. Go see someone first, to see if the symptoms truly need further work up. ...Read more

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Why do I get bruises on my legs out of nowhere?

Why do I get bruises on my legs out of nowhere?

Bruising: 1. The presence of bruises may be seen in patients with platelet or coagulation (blood-clotting) disorders
2. Leukemia (a cancer of the blood or bone marrow and is characterized by an abnormal proliferation (production by multiplication) of blood cells, usually white blood cells)
3. Meningoccocal infection (meningococcal disease describes infections caused by the bacterium neisseria meningitis. ...Read more

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Iam getting weird bruises on my legs is that normal?

Iam getting weird bruises on my legs is that normal?

Not really: Bruising without any traumatic causes is not normal and should be further evaluated by your doctor. Unusual bruising can be an indication of another problem. ...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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I get greenish bruising on my legs and don't know why??

Fading: Bruise turns greenish after a few days. Hence you may have sustained a bruise by pressure to that part of the body a few days ago. ...Read more

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If I am getting green bruising on my legs what could it be?

If I am getting green bruising on my legs what could it be?

Old bruises: Bruises evolve through various colors as the hemoglobin breaks down to biliverdin (green) as it is reduced to bilirubin which is recycled in the liver and spleen. ...Read more

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Feels like there is bruising on my legs. What should I use?

Feels like there is bruising on my legs. What should I use?

Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I'm having a lot of dark bruises appear randomly on my legs.

I'm having a lot of dark bruises appear randomly on my legs.

CBC: You should probably get a CBC checked. See your doctor for this. ...Read more

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I have more than 20 mosquito bites on my leg and it's bruising?

I have more than 20 mosquito bites on my leg and it's bruising?

Topical treatment: Use cold compresses and caladryl. Try and stay indoors and away from mosquitos for a few days while they heal. ...Read more

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Random bright bruises on my legs, what could this be a sign of?

Random bright bruises on my legs, what could this be a sign of?

Many possibilities: Blood clotting disorders, liver disease, infection, medication side effect or rarely, cancer. See your doctor soon. ...Read more

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I have been noticing severe bruising all over my legs. What should I do?

I have been noticing severe bruising all over my legs. What should I do?

Doctor needs to see: If a person has new, excessive bruising, she should see the doctor right away. Blood tests can tell whether or not she has a problem with blood not clotting (not clotting means more bleeding under the skin). For example, her platelets might be very low. ...Read more

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Should I go to doctors if I have a dead leg all the time that is bruising?

Yes, please get: That checked out. The fact that you are having function problems with your leg is serious. ...Read more

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Bruising on left leg after a car accident. How long does this generally last?

Bruising on left leg after a car accident. How long does this generally last?

1-6 weeks.: Bruising is simply blood under the skin. Gravity will typically pull it down to your ankles. Swelling is also common. Think of it as a temporary tattoo. It could take 1-6 weeks for your body to absorb it. ...Read more

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I have bruises on my legs some huge and some small but no pain is it serious.?

I have bruises on my legs some huge and some small but no pain is it serious.?

It depends on cause: It depends on the cause. There are different things that can give your easy bruising including low platelet level, problem with platelet function, poblem with nutrition, abnormality on the collagen of the skin etc. Go to see your doctor and have yourself checked. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could be causing dark, painful bruises after scratching an itch on my legs?

What could be causing dark, painful bruises after scratching an itch on my legs?

Scratching TOO hard: I think you're likely applying a lot more pressure than you think because the "scratching" feels so unbelievably good that you don't want to stop and so if anything you may continue and start applying more and deeper pressure.....you stop then, the itch comes back....then, you start again.....Try putting an ICE PACK over the area in question and freezing it down...that may reduce your urge. ...Read more

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I got bite by a bug that made a painful palm size bruise on my leg sold I be worried?

I got bite by a bug that made a painful palm size bruise on my leg sold I be worried?

Not if: You are otherwise well and the lesion looks like a bruise and is not black or nasty appearing. Also reassuring if it resolves or improves over the next 2-3 days. See your doctor for any concerns. All the best. ...Read more

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Weird pain feeling in my leg close to hip. No bruising or anything. Should I be worried?

Weird pain feeling in my leg close to hip. No bruising or anything. Should I be worried?

Leg pain: Do you remember injuring yourself? Can you bear weight? What is your activity/exercise level? Does the pain radiate/travel up or down your leg? If you can walk and bear weight you can monitor the pain. Try some ibuprofen to see if that helps. If the pain worsens, you experience swelling, redness or heat at the site then it's time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes little bruises on my legs and isn't from me doing it they just appear on own...

See your doctor: Bruising without trauma can be a sign of a problem with the components of the blood involved in clotting. Use of Aspirin or anticoagulants can also cause easy bruising. Best to see your doctor for examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more

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I have had a bruise on my leg for over 9 months. It still hurts to touch and it's on my shin.

Bone bruise: You may have a bone bruise, but after 9 months have a podiatrist or your doctor evaluate it ...Read more

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For the past couple months. Maybe six. I've been waking up with bruises all over my. Legs...why!?

For the past couple months. Maybe six. I've been waking up with bruises all over my. Legs...why!?

Bruising: It is possible this could indicate a serious condition and blood tests are needed. Without knowing your age, medications and past medical history please see your doctor immediately! ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more