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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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Bruising Easily (Definition)

Bruise =contusion A bruise occurs when trauma injures capillaries & possibly venules causing blood to seep into the interstitial tissues surrounding them. Blood vessel weakness or clotting problems can both ...Read more


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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

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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?

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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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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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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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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Why do I keep getting unexplained bruises? Some of the bruises are really painful. I'm not the kind to bruise easily. But now I'm bruising like nothing. And I don't even know where its coming from! I've had two random bruises on my arm for about a week an

Why do I keep getting unexplained bruises? Some of the bruises are really painful. I'm not the kind to bruise easily. But now I'm bruising like nothing. And I don't even know where its coming from! I've had two random bruises on my arm for about a week an

See doc: If the bruising is a new development for you (and is not a long standing problem), you definitely should see a health care provider for an exam and possible blood tests. One common cause of new bruising could be low platelets. There are many possible causes of this, many of which have good treatments. I hope you feel better soon. ...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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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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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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Can unexplained bruises mean diabetes? I have been noticing several unexplained bruises lately, especially on my arms. I am worried that it could be a symptom of diabetes. Is this probable? Are there other concerns I should have and are there any simpl

Can unexplained bruises mean diabetes? I have been noticing several unexplained bruises lately, especially on my arms. I am worried that it could be a symptom of diabetes. Is this probable? Are there other concerns I should have and are there any simpl

Usually not: Unexplained bruising usually means a problem with parts of your clotting system. Your should see your healthcare provider, because depending on the extent of the bruising, it could be serious.

More usual symptoms of diabetes are unusual hunger, thirst, weight loss, and frequent urination. ...Read more

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Unexplained bruises on legs but normal blood count?

Unexplained bruises on legs but normal blood count?

Bruising: Easy bruising commonly can be caused by different factors including- low platelet level / abnormal function of the platelet, blood vessels abnormality, or abnormal level/function of coagulation factors. Many things like drugs, endocrine problem, trauma, acquired/congenital condition can cause above problem. You should discuss with your md. If it is complicated, you should see a hematologist. ...Read more

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Unexplained bruises on the back of the knees. Currently I am having a lot of lower back pain is it related to one another?

Unexplained bruises on the back of the knees. Currently I am having a lot of lower back pain is it related to one another?

Seizures?: If they are related, I would think they would be either due to seizures leading to falls with equally concerning diagnoses being severe thrombocytopenia which could lead to spontaneous bleeding in your lower back. If you have Neurologic changes, seek care emergently. I would still get a platelet count checked. ...Read more

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I'm 18 years old, im waking up with unexplained bruises, im constantly tired, getting headaches, losing weight and feeling dizzy a lot?

I'm 18 years old, im waking up with unexplained bruises, im constantly tired, getting headaches, losing weight and feeling dizzy a lot?

You need an evaluati: You need an evaluation because this could be part of a systemic illness. The bruising could suggest you have low platelets. You can ask your physician evaluate you for a systemic problem ...Read more

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I have unexplained bruises on my throat. One appears, stays a week, fades away and another appears. This has been occurring for six weeks.?

I have unexplained bruises on my throat. One appears, stays a week, fades away and another appears. This has been occurring for six weeks.?

Palatal trauma: The simple causes are snoring with palatal vibration that may be forceful, or excessive throat clearing with the palate. However, in the absence of traumatic bruising of the palate, one has to be concerned about spontaneous bruising or ecchymoses of the palate. This could signal a systemic condition, and a thorough evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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Hi im 28 years old and I've been having pain on my left side near my breast and rib cage. I also have a whole bunch of unexplained bruises around that?

Hi im 28 years old and I've been having pain on my left side near my breast and rib cage. I also have a whole bunch of unexplained bruises around that?

Trauma: The combination of pain and bruises suggests some sort of trauma to the rib cage region. Could it be from an ill fitting or overly stiff bra? Are you leaning against anything at home or at work. If the area is also tender to touch, it would point to injury or trauma causing pain and bruising. ...Read more

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Unexplained bruises keep appearing and now pain in bones, is it a good idea to have blood tests for leukemia?

Unexplained bruises keep appearing and now pain in bones, is it a good idea to have blood tests for leukemia?

Yes: Frequent bruising may be due to blood problems like leukemia and low platelets, but may be due to increased capillary (tiny skin vessels) fragility due to aspirin, nsaids (naproxen, etc), some vitamin deficiency, or liver dysfunction. Sometimes it's simply due to thin skin, also. Your md could order the appropriate blood tests. ...Read more

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Unexplained bruises, normal bloodwork. I am getting terrible bruising overnight along with bleeding gums, tiredness and body pain.?

Unexplained bruises, normal bloodwork. I am getting terrible bruising overnight along with bleeding gums, tiredness and body pain.?

Get blood retested: What you are describing is not normal. You could be deficient in vitamin k which is essential for blood clotting. Please see your doctor for a full workup to get a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Have a lot of unexplained bruises, serious fatigue, dizziness and very pale. Been like this for 10 days, but getting worse everyday. Any ideas?

Parents?: Because of your age it is not possible to give you specific medical advice for your condition without parental consent, however, on the surface of what you are saying I do not understand why someone has not taken the initiative to get you to medical attention? If your parents or guardian have not set up an appointment for you to see a doctor then, I believe an emergency room visit is warranted. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Bruising (Definition)

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