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Unexplained Bruises That Dont Hurt
I've constantly got bruises on my legs, no memory of banging it. Just constantly all diff sized bruises... They don't hurt to touch they just appear?
Distal extremities: Take the brunt of minor trauma and are more prone to bruising than proximal extremities and the trunk. However at your age it is not that common unless you are continually traumatizing your legs through sporting activities or in the workplace. If neither then consult your doctor for blood count and platelets. ...Read more
Bruising: Age? Supplements/foods like garlic, fish oil, gingko? Blood thinner like coumadin (warfarin)? Nsaids like aspirin, motrin, advil, aleve, feldene, etc? Blood vessels become more fragile as we age & can break more easily, causing bruises. Supplements for memory, circulation, heart can thin blood, but not as much as coumadin (warfarin). Nsaids interfere with clot formation. Have fp do CBC for other causes. ...Read more
Swollen knee. super swollen but no other symptoms. Doesn't even hurt, not red, don't remember banging it or twisting it. What do I do?
It Depends: On what is causing the inflammation in the knee. Common causes include trauma, infection, inflammatory arthritis (gout, pseudogout, ra), meniscal tears, arthritis, and other ligament/tendon tears. A thorough physical examination and x-rays by your internist or orthopaedic surgeon can help narrow down the differential. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Noticed some spots that look like bruises under my arm, right above the arm pits. I haven't done anything to cause bruising. Should I worry about this?
Dermatological, infx: It depends on what these "bruises" look like. Is there anything oozing out? If they look bruise like and you've never had these before, then may just be some sort of inflammatory response or a possible bleeding disorder. What else systemically, if anything, has been going on? Could also coordinate with your cycle. ...Read more
Random yellow and dark purple bruising is appearing on my legs that hurt. I know i don't knock my legs on anything. Why?
Seek advice: This sounds like easy bruising and requires a health evaluation, including a review of medications and having blood tests done. ...Read more
What causes unexplained bruising on legs? I constantly get bruises only on my legs without ever hitting myself.
See explanation.: May be due to abnormalities of the clotting "web." including deficiencies of factors or acquired inhibitors of clotting factors. These in turn may be related to abnormalities of kidney or liver function. Also may be related to platelet function or medications. Very frequently though, nothing shows up in testing and "unexplained" bruising has a simple traumatic explanation. ...Read more
Hi I have 2 spot 1 on each leg it looks like bruises their round . Its hurts us I touch not swalowing.. But don't remember getting hurt. Emergency?
I have 3 small bruises on my right outer thigh. I don't remember bumping into anything and they don't hurt. Should i be concerned?
Only if: Only if you get more. See your dermatologist. ...Read more
See below: A doctor would need to examine these spots on your arm to answer your question. ...Read more
All my mosquito bites look like bruises.. they dont hurt and aren't itchy but it looks like bruises all over my legs. Why?
Mosquitoes for sure?: People can have different reactions to bug bites, mosquito bites, bed bug bites. Sometime, they do cause a bruise and this is harmless. If the bruising continues or worsens and does not heal within a few days, then you should see care with a physician. You might have an underlying problem that needs to be addressed/evaluated. ...Read more
Don't know: I don't know why you have spots on your arm without taking more history and seeing them. The information you provided is not enough to make diagnosis. ...Read more
I have spondylolethesis and feel bruised all over body i don't actually have visible bruises but feel bruised to the touch is this normal?
Bruising unrelated : Spondylolishesis ik a slip usually of L5 forward on s! due to defects or fractures in posterior portions of l5. This is usually a cause of low back pain or if severe sympotms in the legs. Bruising is a different story.Can be related to blood disorder involving platelets.Sometimes normal for some individuals.Certain medications such as aspirin, nsaids and blood thinners such as warfarin. ...Read more
Why do I have purple color pimples on right side of my stomach? They don't hurt or anything they are just there
Prob. Benign: A tiny purple or red pimple could be there for long eriod of time. Called Cherry Angioma. If they are not expanding,Multiplying, Painful, or bleeding, not to worry . But next time you see your doctor or possibly you can bring this your parents' attention. They may be able to answer definitively ...Read more
I keep getting random "bruise" like spots on my thighs out of nowhere and they feel don't hurt but itch. What is it?
Do I have leukemia? Left arm feels week, no blood circulation, noticed some petechiae, kinda worn out and tired. But my bones don't feel sore.
Don't try to self-DX: None of what you describe is a particularly strong indication of leukemia. A doctor would need to do a full exam w/ blood lab work and perhaps other tests too to begin to diagnose such a condition. You're way out of your skill area. I'm glad your bones are okay. Do see your Dr for a general exam and see if a CBT therapist might help w/ your health anxiety. Take care! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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