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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
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
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
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?
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
?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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Woke up with a large bruise on lower calf, i don't recall hitting my leg or anything, what could cause this unexplained bruise?
In the absence: Of injury and depending on the number, it suggests a blood disease that needs diagnosis. ...Read more
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