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Symmetrical Bruising Legs
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
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
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
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
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
Bruises: Try Dermend which is over the counter and used to treat bruises. ...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.
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
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
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
You really can't: Bruises take time to heal. You cannot rush the healing. ...Read more
Yes, please get: That checked out. The fact that you are having function problems with your leg is serious. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Please see a bone specialist as soon as possible.
Please let me know how things go. ...Read more
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
Bone bruise: You may have a bone bruise, but after 9 months have a podiatrist or your doctor evaluate it ...Read more
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