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Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...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
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
?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, steroids promote fragile capillaries. Other causes include blood deficiencies(low platelets) or clotting problems from liver disease, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In the absence: Of injury and depending on the number, it suggests a blood disease that needs diagnosis. ...Read more
My daughter age6 has a very large unexplained bruise starting just under her knee and finishing above her ankle. She has Marian's syndrome.
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
Left thumb has unexplained bruise, is swollen and aches. It happened two weeks ago but went away in 24 hrs. Now it has lasted 4 days. X-ray shows noth?
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