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What might be some causes of unexplained bruises?

What might be some causes of unexplained bruises?

Bruising: Bruises are more common with age or deficiencies of vitamins b12, c, or k, or folic acid.
Rare diseases that could have symptomatic bruising include lupus, cirrhosis, vasculitis.
Some types of cancer, such as hodgkin's disease, leukemia, or multiple myeloma. If you are concerned about symptoms, please contact your physician. ...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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Why might I be getting unexplained bruises on my shins and forearms?

Why might I be getting unexplained bruises on my shins and forearms?

Leaker.: Bruising is a phenomena associated with blood leaking from blood vessels and pooling in the tissue. Although bruising is usually associated with trauma, Certain medications and blood problems ca also be responsible. Since your bruises are unexplained, I suggest you consult with a primary care specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do I get unexplained bruises periodically?

Why do I get unexplained bruises periodically?

Fragile blood vessel: It could be blood thinning medications such as coumarin placid or aspirin. It can be a reaction to a medication younare taking. It can also be a result of a clotting problem which can be found with blood tests. It is best to see doc for exam and blood tests. ...Read more

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I woke up with a small unexplained bruise on my arm?

I woke up with a small unexplained bruise on my arm?

Bruise: Bruises on extremities can happen for various reasons. Usually you did bump the extremity and simply did not appreciate the bruise at the time. Are you on aspirin or other medications that effect your platelets or thin your blood? If so that can make you more likely to bruise All in a all a single bruise is usually benign. I would not worry. However if recurrent or especially on trunk get seen. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about an unexplained bruise on my neck?

Should I be worried about an unexplained bruise on my neck?

Perhaps: If bruising develops without any recognized injury, there is cause for concern. Use of Aspirin or non steroidal anti-inflammatory medication like Ibuprofen can cause increased bleeding. There are other diseases that affect the bodies clotting ability and can lead to unexplained bleeding. If the condition does not resolve quickly, consult your family doctor. ...Read more

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I have been getting bad unexplained bruises lately that are taking a very long time to heal or go away, this is unusual for me. Should I be concerned?

Bruising: Hello ~ yes, I think you should have a blood count and platelet count and then discuss with your GP. I don't think this is necessarily worrisome but a blood count is inexpensive and easy to do thanks ...Read more

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Any advice have unexplained bruises on my arm?

Any advice have unexplained bruises on my arm?

Doctor can check: Unexplained bruising in an adult may be a sign of a disease. Her primary care doctor can examine the bruises. Blood tests may be needed, if her doctor wants to know if the blood counts and blood clotting times are normal. Some disorders cause small blood vessels to become fragile, and can lead to bruising. Taking medication that causes "blood thinning" can cause bruising, too. Best to get an exam. ...Read more

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What's causing the unexplained bruises on my legs?

What's causing the unexplained bruises on my legs?

Trauma?: Most likely, it is from trauma that may have gone un noticed. However, there is a condition called erythema nodosum which appears like bruising over the shins and is associated with certain infections, medications, pregnancy, and other conditions. ...Read more

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Reeson for the unexplained bruise and slight swelling that appeared on the upper mid chest?

Reeson for the unexplained bruise and slight swelling that appeared on the upper mid chest?

? injury: If the area is tender to touch, I would suspect a contusion. If nontender then a spontaneous burst capillary. Certain medications like aspirin, aleve, (naproxen) steroids promote fragile capillaries. Other causes include blood deficiencies (low platelets) or clotting problems from liver disease, etc. ...Read more

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I have an unexplained bruise on my right wrist, it's probably the 2nd time this happens randomly, what could it be??

I have an unexplained bruise on my right wrist, it's probably the 2nd time this happens randomly, what could it be??

Unexplained bruise: Most common reason for unexplained bruise is minor trauma/injury that goes unnoticed. Of course, in older patients (26yo is NOT old), skin becomes more fragile and easier to bruise. After that, review your medications & dietary supplements for aspirin & NSAIDs eg Ibuprofen & Naproxen (both available OTC). If none of the above, then see your Family Doc for evaluation of your blood. ...Read more

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I have tiny, unexplained bruises on my arm, what could they be?

I have tiny, unexplained bruises on my arm, what could they be?

In the absence: Of injury and depending on the number, it suggests a blood disease that needs diagnosis. ...Read more

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My daughter is 26 and has unexplained bruises on her thighs? No other symptoms?

My daughter is 26 and has unexplained bruises on her thighs? No other symptoms?

See a doctor.: If there truly is no history of physical trauma, she should see a doctor who will send blood tests measuring her blood's ability to clot appropriately. Also, let the doctor know of all medications (prescription & non-prescription) as well as herbal supplements which could interfere with blood clotting and subsequent easy-bruising. ...Read more

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Advice please I have unexplained bruises on my arm not fell or banged my self they have just appeared can you help do I need to worry?

Advice please I have unexplained bruises on my arm not fell or banged my self they have just appeared can you help do I need to worry?

Bruises: Yes you do need to worry until you have seen your doctor. If you cannot get an appointment today please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility.

Please keep me informed of how things are going. ...Read more

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My husband notices big bruises that appear on the back of my thighs and buttocks. They are unexplained bruises without pain. What could cause this?

You should: Get checked for easy bleeding or bruising. It could be an abnormality in your hemostatic system or platelets. Time to see a doctor for some blood tests. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what could cause tiredness, petechiae spots and unexplained bruises?

Can you tell me what could cause tiredness, petechiae spots and unexplained bruises?

Thrombocytopenia?: Might see with medication reaction, or problem involving bone marrow. See your doctor and obtain hematological survey asap. ...Read more

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Discovered two unexplained bruises, one on each leg on the opposite sides of each other. Right leg looks better, left leg looks worse. Possibilities?

Leg's are in: The line of a lot of local trauma. While easy bruising can mean either low platelets or low clotting factors, I've never seen that unless the person already had a diagnosis to support it (alcoholism, liver disease) and the bruises looked obviously abnormal (bloody). ...Read more

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I have an unexplained bruise on my knee/thigh. Could this be a sign of a torn muscle?

Maybe: Should be evaluated by your medical dr. To r/o bleeding diatheses first. ...Read more

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Can anti depressants cause bruising on legs? I have large unexplained bruises that have no pain that keep reappearing

Can anti depressants cause bruising on legs? I have large unexplained bruises that have no pain that keep reappearing

SSRI's can: Ssri's can cause small hemorrhages, called petechiae, on your body -- especially if you're also using Aspirin or supplements that also interfere with clotting. These can coalesce into larger-appearing bruises. ...Read more

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Are these bruises dangerous in any way? I too have many large unexplained bruises and am on apo-escitalopram and. 25mg of clonazepam.

Are these bruises dangerous in any way? I too have many large unexplained bruises and am on apo-escitalopram and. 25mg of clonazepam.

Unexplained bruises: Need to be examined by your doctor. Your blood MAY be too thin or it may be in response to a medication. The whole picture needs to be looked at. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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48 hrs ago I started to feel ill like I had the flu. Currently, I have a temp of 95, a unexplained bruise, pulse of 114 and no energy. Any advice?

48 hrs ago I started to feel ill like I had the flu. Currently, I have a temp of 95, a unexplained bruise, pulse of 114 and no energy. Any advice?

Infection: Could be more severe than flu if the pulse is correct. You need to consult with a doctor urgently. If unsure, you can start with a virtual consult here, but know that you may be referred to an ER. Follow your instincts. ...Read more

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Two weeks ago I felt pain below left knee and saw an unexplained bruise later. No injury. Bruise has faded a lot but painful lump still there. Ideas?

Two weeks ago I felt pain below left knee and saw an unexplained bruise later. No injury. Bruise has faded a lot but painful lump still there. Ideas?

Check it out: It is not unusual to bump yourself and not remember or notice until you see a bruise or feel pain. I have had this experience from exercise, or even house cleaning if I am not paying attention. Since the bruise has faded, you. Ignt give it a bit more time to watch for improvement. Try to recall when it happened. If it is still bothering you or gets worse again, go see your PCP. ...Read more

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Woke up with two unexplained bruises on my lower abdomen on saturday morning (one on the left and the other on the right) each about 3 inches long.?

Pain: The most important question is whether or not your in pain. If you are, get to a doctor immediately. If your not, I would see if it resolves in a few days. ...Read more

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My daughter who is 17 got a unexplained bruise on her arm. The bruise is about 3 inches and has a white lump in the middle. The lump is not bruised?

My daughter who is 17 got a unexplained bruise on her arm. The bruise is about 3 inches and has a white lump in the middle. The lump is not bruised?

Unexplained bruises: Any unexplained bruising, especially in youg people, should initiate a trip to your provider, for a blood count and possibly some clotting studies. Thes can be important signs of something else going on. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

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