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Purple bruising on arms and legs?

Purple bruising on arms and legs?

Bruising: Please see a medical doctor as soon as possible to check your platelets, clotting factors, etc. Please do not take any motrin, ibuprofen, advil, naproxen, aleve, or aspirin until you see your physician. ...Read more

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Can bruising on arms and legs mean vasculitis?

Can bruising on arms and legs mean vasculitis?

Nonspecific, but: May be indicative of medication reaction, such as anti-platelet drug group, acquisition of a clotting disorder, such as thrombocytopenia of any sort, and can be an issue in such severe events like bacterial endocarditis, or meningococcal meningitis, or Ebola, but you do NOT have any of these, of course. Have your doctor do some hematological testing. ...Read more

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Random cramping on legs, sore inner knees, random bruises on legs. Any ideas?

Random cramping on legs, sore inner knees, random bruises on legs. Any ideas?

Severe cramping can: Severe cramping can lead to hematoma blood leakage into the soft tissues from the injured muscle that a day or two will surface on the skin. ...Read more

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For 5+yrs IV had progressive/extreme fatigue joint/neck/back pain headaches rash on knees/elbows, tingling/burning/pain legs feet arms hands. Ideas?

For 5+yrs IV had progressive/extreme fatigue joint/neck/back pain headaches rash on knees/elbows, tingling/burning/pain legs feet arms hands. Ideas?

Also Lyme disease: If you have been bitten by a tick or live near the woods (or frequently go camping), consider getting tested for Lyme disease as well. Some of the symptoms, especially the (migratory?) rash are reminiscent of Lyme disease. ...Read more

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My 21 year old son is having muscle and joint pain in areas such as ankles, wrists, elbows, shoulder blades, back, legs, and some swelling in ankles.?

My 21 year old son is having muscle and joint pain in areas such as ankles, wrists, elbows, shoulder blades, back, legs,  and some swelling in ankles.?

Inflammation!: To have pain in so many places means an inflammatory process must be excluded. He needs someone with rheumatology expertise to diagnose and treat the problem. If inflammation is present, he will need more than aleve-like nsaids. My bet: psoriatic arthritis with ankle involvement! ...Read more

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Severe back pain, numbness and tingling in feet arms hands swelling in thighs, feet, hands and upper arms. Rapid weight gain around belly ?

Severe back pain, numbness and tingling in feet arms hands swelling in thighs, feet, hands and upper arms. Rapid weight gain around belly ?

See your doctor: It's important with all these symptoms mentioned that you seek evaluation with your primary care doctor to figure out what could be causing all these symptoms. There are various thing that could result in some of those symptoms. It may not be only one cause. It could have some vascular component, a metabolic component, a neurologic component, nutrient deficiency component, or none-of-the-above. ...Read more

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Pain in elbows hands knees and legs Tingling down left hand side of face occasionally Bad memory IBS Tiredness Symptoms come and go for months ?

Pain in elbows hands knees and legs 
Tingling down left hand side of face occasionally
Bad memory 
IBS
Tiredness
Symptoms come and go for months 

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See your physician: These symptoms may represent any number of conditions including anxiety, headache (for example, migraines), multiple sclerosis, etc. See your primary care physician for a full review of your history (be specific when you communicate your symptoms) and physical exam. http://www.cfah.org/prepared-patient/prepared-patient-articles/talking-about-symptoms-with-your-health-care-team ...Read more

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I have unexplained bruising on my knees and elbows joint pain in those areas and tenderness what can cause this?

I have unexplained bruising on my knees and elbows joint pain in those areas and tenderness what can cause this?

There are many: potential causes for the symptoms you are experiencing. Some of them are potentially serious. You need to be evaluated by a health care professional and have an examination and lab work done. Don't delay, make an appointment today. ...Read more

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I am experiencing leg numbness, leg weakness, chest ,back pain,skin rashes torso, neck,muscle pain, bloods all low neutrophil lowVit D ,low platelets

I am  experiencing leg numbness, leg weakness, chest ,back pain,skin rashes torso, neck,muscle pain, bloods all low neutrophil lowVit D ,low platelets

See doctor: These symptoms and lab findings can be manifestations of various illnesses. Your health issue needs a systematic approach and often further testing to point out the underlying disease... You need to see a physician if haven't yet. ...Read more

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Rash from ankle to knee both legs. Ankles and feet swell up.Red spots n loss of hair, weight.Always tired. Difficulty breathing. Stressed out...Lupus?

Rash from ankle to knee both legs. Ankles and feet swell up.Red spots n loss of hair, weight.Always tired. Difficulty breathing. Stressed out...Lupus?

Differential LARGE?: Hard question to answer, simply because of the number of possible diagnoses! the best advice is go to a doctor who will\ perform a good history and physical exam and order appropriate studies. Since you feel bad, set up an appoinment asap! ...Read more

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Sore and swollen knee, leg, foot, hip and rib. Numbness and tightening muscles, stiffness all on right side and severe pain at times. ?

You need an eval: Some of the reasons for your symptoms are things that need immediate care depending how long you have been suffering with those symptoms. Please see a medical doctor right away. If your right sided symptoms are signs of a stroke, than you need to be in a hospital now. Depends on how long you have been dealing with this, so if just today, go to the hospital immediately. ...Read more

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Broken pelvis and sacrum, numbness on one leg ?

Broken pelvis and sacrum, numbness on one leg ?

Need MRI Pelvis: There could be stretching or direct compression of one of the lower lumbar nerve roots. You should have your doctor order an MRI of the pelvis and see a neurologist or neurosurgeon to look for compression or nerve injury. ...Read more

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I feel so ill, ridden with anger and hurt, is depression likely? Depression and bipolar disorder have/are becoming less visible in my dad, but i know they can be transferred from a parent. I will cut my hips, legs, or arms. I bruise myself, and i've burne

I feel so ill, ridden with anger and hurt, is depression likely? Depression and bipolar disorder have/are becoming less visible in my dad, but i know they can be transferred from a parent. I will cut my hips, legs, or arms. I bruise myself, and i've burne

Go to a therapist.: The symptoms your are talking about are severe and you should seek help immediately. When bipolar is in the family genetics there is always a high probability that it is passed down. There is medication that is quite helpful for this and there is no need to suffer when there is help available. The hurting yourself is an attempt to not feel so bad emotionally but provides no long term help. ...Read more

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52yr old f, unexplained bruising on arms, legs, small lumps under bruises, has hyperthyroidism taking eltroxin, breast cancer survivor, no known conditions?

52yr old f, unexplained bruising on arms, legs, small lumps under bruises, has hyperthyroidism taking eltroxin, breast cancer survivor, no known conditions?

Easy bruising need: Work up , will have explainable reason , like low platelet count, medication reaction etc . Speak to your doctor , for tests and possible referral to hematologist ( or your oncologist who treated you ). ...Read more

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I have been having unexplained scratches and bruises on my arms and legs, could they be caused during sleep?

I have been having unexplained scratches and bruises on my arms and legs, could they be caused during sleep?

Possibly: Restless sleep can cause what you have described. If you continue to have these symptoms and others, consult a board certified sleep specialist for testing. ...Read more

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I am 51female had blood work done 4 weeks ago all normal I have had unexplained bruising yellow spots on arms and legs No other symptoms ?

I  am 51female had blood work done 4 weeks ago all normal I have had unexplained bruising yellow spots on arms and legs No other symptoms ?

Capillary: Increased capillary fragility of the skin doesn't show up in blood tests. It does occur with deficiency of vitamin c, ageing, thinning of skin, autoimmune disorders, amyloidosis, taking aspirin or other nsaids like naproxen. A hematologist can evaluate and advise you best. ...Read more

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Unexplained small-med bruises legs arms. Weakness . Fatigue. Loss of appetite.

Unexplained small-med bruises legs arms. Weakness . Fatigue. Loss of appetite.

Be seen: I would certainly be seen. Bruises are actually areas of bleeding into soft tissues. Multiple bruises on your arms and legs without injury suggest you are spontaneously bleeding for some reason. You should be evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Unexplained bruising on my arms&legs >4yrs now(recently once above left breast area).On Paxil (paroxetine) ER 37.5 mg, Adderall ER 30mg, & ativan 1 mg, zyrtec 10mg?

Unexplained bruising on my arms&legs >4yrs now(recently once above left breast area).On Paxil (paroxetine) ER 37.5 mg, Adderall ER 30mg, & ativan 1 mg, zyrtec 10mg?

Four years?: Four years is a very long time. Have you asked your doctor about the bruising? There are several possible explanations, but you may need some blood tests first. Start with your local medical doctor and go from there. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have multiple unexplained bruising on my hip and leg (one side) as well as leg aches and fatigue, on prednisone 20mg a day for a week, is it linked?

I have multiple unexplained bruising on my hip and leg (one side) as well as leg aches and fatigue, on prednisone 20mg a day for a week, is it linked?

Probably related: Prednisone makes the skin and blood vessels fragile, so much more prone to easy bruising with normal daily activity, for example if you sleep on the side where the bruising is. Muscle aches and fatigue can also be related either to the Prednisone itself, or to whatever condition the Prednisone is being used to treat. If the leg is also swollen, see your doctor to be sure it's not a blood clot. ...Read more

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Recently my legs have unexplained bruises of varying size. My ribs and hips feel bruised. I am excessively thirsty and have lost weight. Why?

Recently my legs have unexplained bruises of varying size. My ribs and hips feel bruised. I am excessively thirsty and have lost weight. Why?

Serious signs!: you need to see a doctor immediately. unexplained bruising can be a sign of thin blood. (hypercoagulable state) you can be at risk for spontaneously bleeding internally, or in your brain. additionally the weight loss and thirst need testing. commonly they are from new onset diabetes, but could be from more ominous causes, particularly in light of your bruising/bleeding ...Read more

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44 yr female, pain in right hand, head, face shoulder & neck. Unexplained bruising on right leg, foot and arm.

44 yr female, pain in right hand, head, face shoulder & neck. Unexplained bruising on  right leg, foot and arm.

Seek consultation: This constellation of symptoms should be evaluated as soon as possible to rule out any complicating condition that may be prolonging your recovery or those that might be more serious. Additional information is needed. Please see your primary care physician who will know more about your medical history and can make an accurate diagnosis. You do not want to ignore these symptoms. ...Read more

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23 years old. I have O negative blood. I have noticed unexplained bruising on my arms , it disappears then I have notice major bruising on Calf muscle?

23 years old. I have O negative blood. I have noticed unexplained bruising on my arms , it disappears then I have notice major bruising on Calf muscle?

Abnormal bruising: I don't believe this has anything to do with your blood type. Small bruises are common and usually don't indicate a problem. Large bruises (say tennis-ball width or larger) without trauma often indicate a clotting problem. The only way to know for sure is to see a healthcare provider and get some blood tests. ...Read more

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What to do if I have purple bruises on arms and leg?

What to do if I have purple bruises on arms and leg?

Purple bruises: Purple bruises might be signs of bleeding. If it occurs after a fall, it indicates either contusion or fracture. If it occurs unprovoked, it could be due to some bleeding or coagulation disorders. Please see your doctor for evaluation if it concerns you. ...Read more

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Purple bruising on arms and legs?

Bruising: Please see a medical doctor as soon as possible to check your platelets, clotting factors, etc. Please do not take any motrin, ibuprofen, advil, naproxen, aleve, or aspirin until you see your physician. ...Read more

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Hi i woke up with dark blue purple bruises on my arms and legs. What may ne the cause?

Hi i woke up with dark  blue purple bruises on my arms and legs. What may ne the cause?

Sudden bruising !: Sudden bruising can be serious. If no other changes you may want to see a medical professional ...Read more

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I've suddenly broken out in red, itchy spots all over my arms, legs, hips, back and head - what's going on?

I've suddenly broken out in red, itchy spots all over my arms, legs, hips, back and head - what's going on?

Have it evaluated: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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All of a sudden I've brocken out in red itchy spots all over my arms, legs, hips, back & head. Possible causes?

All of a sudden I've brocken out in red itchy spots all over my arms, legs, hips, back & head. Possible causes?

Get it evaluated: It is impossible to answer without be able to see the rash. Let your primary care doctor or a dermatologist take a look. ...Read more

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I have been getting bone pain mainly in my arms, legs, and hips. It is intermittent and is moderate pain. What is this?

I have been getting bone pain mainly in my arms, legs, and hips. It is intermittent and is moderate pain. What is this?

Hard to tell: It is difficult to answer your question with such limited information. Pain has multiple etiologies. You should be evaluated in person by a physician. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more