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What can cause really easy bruising?

What can cause really easy bruising?

Blood thinners: Meds such as coumadin, (warfarin) placid, Aspirin and nsaids can all thin your blood making bruising fairly easy. ...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 supplements can cause easy bruising?

What supplements can cause easy bruising?

Vitamin E: At high levels of vitamin e , you could be more prone to bleeding and bruising. ...Read more

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What could cause easy bruising besides anemia?

What could cause easy bruising besides anemia?

Several issues: Anemia is not one of them! abnormal clotting due to low platelets or abnormal clotting factors or very thin skin, most commonly due to aging, where tiny bloos vessels in skin break easily as not supported by connective tissue. ...Read more

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Can anemia cause easy bruising?

Can anemia cause easy bruising?

Not usually: Low platelets or poorly functioning platelets (in blood to help blood to clot) when an injury occurs, can be associated with bruising. Bruises you see are concerning, bur the bruises you feel are more concerning and require an urgent medical visit. Some meds can be associated with bruising, like aspirin. See your doctor please. ...Read more

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What causes easy bruising?

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What causes easy bruising?

Low platelets: A low platelet count can account for this. This would require blood work to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What can cause frequent & easy bruising?

What can cause frequent & easy bruising?

Maybe what you take: Bruising of the skin has many causes. Medications such as aspirin, Coumadin (warfarin) or Plavix can. Supplements like vit e, fish oil and ginko may do it. Alcohol intake thins the blood. Simple aging skin becomes thinner and more prone to bruising, especially in women. However, if the cause is not obvious, it is extremely important to see your internist for a complete check up! ...Read more

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What can cause someone to bruise easily?

Unsure: Do you have any type of bleeding disorder or do you take medications that affect platelets or clotting? ...Read more

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What diseases can cause unexplained bruising?

What diseases can cause unexplained bruising?

Increased INR: Increase in patients inr bleeding times when on blood-thinners. Clotting factor abnormalities, prolonged pressure on thin skin over bony prominences. ...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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What types of anemia can cause bruising?

Anaemia: Aplastic anaemia has low HB along with low platelet count. The low platelet count is responsible for bruising. It can happen in condition like myelofibrosis, aplastic anemia, severe b12 def, folate def, severe iron def, liver cirrhosis, chemo therapy, radiation , viral infections etc. see your GP if any concerns for further discussion. ...Read more

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Can being anemic cause bruising a lot easier?

Anemia should not...: Be causally related to bruising or bleeding. These are controlled by platelets, circulating fragments of the megakaryocytes that reside in your bone marrow. Indeed, if you're anemic in the context of bruising, your anemia could reflect blood loss from occult bleeding. Alternatively, anemia and low plts could reflect marrow synthetic dysfunction. You need to be seen by your dr. To figure it out. ...Read more

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What can cause finger swelling?

What can cause finger swelling?

Too broad question : Several reasons could cause swelling, more info needed. Do you have an infection? What about rheumatoid arthritis? History of gout or any recent trauma? Even a hangnail can be responsible for it. Please check with your local er doctor or your pcp. Good luck. ...Read more

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Anyone know what causes easy bruising?

Anyone know what causes easy bruising?

Easy Bruising: Easy bruising can be due to fragility of superficial blood vessels, or due to some defect in clotting mechanism of blood.It can be due to low platlet count, or deficiency of one of the clotting factors.If you bruise easy or you have spontaneusly, you should check with your doctor and he/she can examine you and do blood test to find thec cause. ...Read more

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What can I do for easy bruising?

Bruising: Rub a little tincture of arnica or arnica gel onto the bruise. Arnica (arnica montana) comes from a plant in the daisy family that grows in the rocky mountains, and it's wonderful for bruises, sprains, and sore muscles. Aloe vera, from a succulent plant native to africa, also soothes skin irritation. ...Read more

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What causes easy skin bruising: can alcohol drinking increase skin bruising?

What causes easy skin bruising: can alcohol drinking increase skin bruising?

Yes: If your liver is starting to fail, you will stop making clotting factors and start to have easy bruising. ...Read more

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What can you do to prevent from bruising easily ?

What can you do to prevent from bruising easily ?

Avoid pressure point: Avoid pressure points if you are taking blood-thinners have your inr checked periodical. ...Read more

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What can cause easy bruising? I have a bunch of painless bruises on the back of my thighs. Could it be from a bug bite?

What can cause easy bruising? I have a bunch of painless bruises on the back of my thighs. Could it be from a bug bite?

Need more : Information. They could very well be from bug bites as everyone's skin is different and everyone reacts in different ways. Some are very sensitive. Also when do the painless bruises come on? Do you have any other signs and symptoms? Need to rule out leukemia and other blood disorders.Discuss with your doctor if blood test is necessary. ...Read more

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What can cause really easy bruising?

Blood thinners: Meds such as coumadin, (warfarin) placid, Aspirin and nsaids can all thin your blood making bruising fairly easy. ...Read more

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What can cause frequent & easy bruising?

Maybe what you take: Bruising of the skin has many causes. Medications such as aspirin, Coumadin (warfarin) or Plavix can. Supplements like vit e, fish oil and ginko may do it. Alcohol intake thins the blood. Simple aging skin becomes thinner and more prone to bruising, especially in women. However, if the cause is not obvious, it is extremely important to see your internist for a complete check up! ...Read more

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What supplements can cause easy bruising?

Vitamin E: At high levels of vitamin e , you could be more prone to bleeding and bruising. ...Read more

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What causes easy bruising?

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Low platelets: A low platelet count can account for this. This would require blood work to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Anyone know what causes easy bruising?

Easy Bruising: Easy bruising can be due to fragility of superficial blood vessels, or due to some defect in clotting mechanism of blood.It can be due to low platlet count, or deficiency of one of the clotting factors.If you bruise easy or you have spontaneusly, you should check with your doctor and he/she can examine you and do blood test to find thec cause. ...Read more

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What causes the easy bruising seen in many people over the age of 60?

What causes the easy bruising seen in many people over the age of 60?

Vacular fragility: The blood vessels are more fragile in older people and loss of elasticity of the skin leads to loss of support to blood vessels. These two combine to make the blood vessels more prone to rupture on minor trauma. ...Read more

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What causes easy bruising? And what can happen if you don't take care of it right away?

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What causes easy bruising? And what can happen if you don't take care of it right away?

Some reassurance: Many people, especially women, have "bruise easily." the important thing is not so much that you bruise with little apparent reason but that, when you do bruise, the bruises don't go away in a timely manner. If you have bruises that just don't go away, you definitely want to get that checked out. ...Read more

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Causes of sudden easy bruising? Rarely bruise & now I have 4 that have no cause/known origin. Medical conditions include IST/ANS dysfunction & no meds

Causes of sudden easy bruising? Rarely bruise & now I have 4 that have no cause/known origin. Medical conditions include IST/ANS dysfunction & no meds

Easy bruisability: Sudden easy bruisability not caused by taking aspirin, NSAIDS,etc may be due to blood disorders like low platelets or increased bleeding seen in liver or kidney disease as well as increased capillary fragility as occurs with certain vitamin deficiencies. It is especially important to get evaluated if you have other bleeding tendencies such as nose or gum bleeding, bloody urine or stools. ...Read more

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I've got several bruises all over me and haven't fell or bumped anything or been taking any meds that would cause easy bruising. Any ideas for causes?

I've got several bruises all over me and haven't fell or bumped anything or been taking any meds that would cause easy bruising.  Any ideas for causes?

Bruising: Frequent and unexplained bruising can be a sign of something more serious, such as a blood clotting disorder or a blood disease, so contact your health care provider to discuss your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can anemia cause easy bruising?

Not usually: Low platelets or poorly functioning platelets (in blood to help blood to clot) when an injury occurs, can be associated with bruising. Bruises you see are concerning, bur the bruises you feel are more concerning and require an urgent medical visit. Some meds can be associated with bruising, like aspirin. See your doctor please. ...Read more

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What could cause easy bruising besides anemia?

Several issues: Anemia is not one of them! abnormal clotting due to low platelets or abnormal clotting factors or very thin skin, most commonly due to aging, where tiny bloos vessels in skin break easily as not supported by connective tissue. ...Read more

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Can taking multimineral supplement cause easy bruising?

Can taking multimineral supplement cause easy bruising?

It depends: It depends on what's in the supplement you're taking. As my colleague has shared, some products do contain herbal and other components that can lead to easy bruising. Bleeding and bruising are unlikely if the "multimineral" truly has only minerals in it, though. Read your label and see. ...Read more

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Could drinking wine daily be part of the cause for her easy bruising?

Could drinking wine daily  be part of the cause for her easy bruising?

Yes: Easy bruising is due to capillary fragility but alcohol can play a role by thinning the blood so that more leaks out and clots under the skin producing a bruise. ...Read more

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Is Singulair (montelukast) a corticosteroid and could it and/or inhalers cause easy bruising?

Is Singulair (montelukast) a corticosteroid and could it and/or inhalers cause easy bruising?

Pros outweigh cons: Singulair, aka montelukast, isn't a steroid, but a leukotriene inhibitor. It's anti-inflammatory like a steroid, but targets a much more specific site in the inflammation cascade. One of my favorite medications to use. Has an excellent side-effect profile and is well-tolerated. Caveat: there is a small risk in the fine print of increased bleeding, but I've never seen it. INH unlikely to pose risk. ...Read more

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