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What causes a person bruise easily - can it be helped?

What causes a person bruise easily - can it be helped?

Bruise: Bruising easily, even without trauma, could signify a medical problem that needs attention. Deficiency of vitamin k (found in dark green, leafy vegetables) also can cause you to bruise easily. A vitamin c deficiency could also be to blame. Also, it could be a side effect from drugs. Taking supplements could help decrease risk. I hope this helps, if so, please vote for me. Thanks! ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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What makes a person bruise easily and can it be addressed?

What makes a person bruise easily and can it be addressed?

Many reasons: The are a host of reasons why someone might bruise easily and they are too extensive to simply explain here. See your physician for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause someone to bruise easily?

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 would cause a child to get bruises real easily?

What would cause a child to get bruises real easily?

Trauma?: I would always be very concerned about a child with multiple bruises of different ages as child abuse has to be considered if there is specific trauma to the area, that certainly could account for the bruise. It must be investigated. ...Read more

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What causes a person to have resilience?

What causes a person to have resilience?

Response style: Individuals are more resilient to stress or negative events are more likely to possess positive coping methods and fewer ineffective coping methods that may complicate their response to a situation. They also tend to filter negative information differently, seeing challenges as opportunity. Resilient individuals are also more open to opportunity, allowing for alrernative paths to personal growth. ...Read more

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What causes a person to sneeze?

What causes a person to sneeze?

Nasal irritation: Often it is because of some form of nasal irritation, such as an allergy, cold or sensitivity. Sometimes there is a structural problem such as a deviated septum or sinus condition. Rarely there is a foreign body or growth causing the sneezing. If sneezing seems to be getting worse, one should see a doctor. ...Read more

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What would cause a person to get welts just by touching them?

What would cause a person to get welts just by touching them?

Dermatographism: Dermatographism means the ability to write on the skin. People with this form of chronic urticaria are sensitive to touch and pressure, as well as scratching. The areas of skin that are touched or scratched get a raised, red and itchy rash. Treatment is to identify the cause and antihistamines. ...Read more

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What causes a person to physically be dizzy?

What causes a person to physically be dizzy?

Causes of Dizziness: There are many causes of dizziness - low blood pressure, irregular pulse, many chemical blood abnormalities, medication side effects, sudden change in posture, viral infections, any sudden illness, and uncommonly -- inner ear diseases. Go see your primary healthcare provider if the symptom persists or is recurrent. ...Read more

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Help please. what would cause a person tummy to blow up and be hard? so hard that it is sore

Help please. what would cause a person tummy to blow up and be hard? so hard that it is sore

Gas entrapment: Either forming excess intestinal gas and/or not being able to pass the gas causes abdominal distension. Drinking hot water and applying a hot water bottle to the abdomen promotes breaking down and passage of the gas. Taking simethicone after meals prevents the build-up of the gas. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get a contusion?

How common is it for somebody to get a contusion?

More than we think: Contusions- bruising in the brain probably happens more often than we think. Many athletes with head injuries have suffered unknown contusions in the brain- thinking these were only concussions. The symptoms are identical and contusions are actually much more serious. Hopefully we will be more vigilant in the future while we observe head injuries more closely. ...Read more

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Can being overweight cause easy bruising on legs? Or could it be a more seriouse thing

Can being overweight cause easy bruising on legs? Or could it be a more seriouse thing

Being overweight: that is a large protuberant abdomen can put pressure on the lower large vein (vena cava) thus encouraging capillary pressure elevation which can result in bruising in the lower legs/ankles Its a "push" but it's the only connection I can make! You should have an evaluation of your PLATELEt count to be sure there are no other reasons and if you are taking ASPIRIN this may also contribute! Z ...Read more

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What causes a person to faint? Apart from somthing simply being overwhelming, exactly how dose the body cause the person to faint or pass out or black out for a sec?

What causes a person to faint? Apart from somthing simply being overwhelming, exactly how dose the body cause the person to faint or pass out or black out for a sec?

Common denominator: The common denominator is often reduced global perfusion to the brain. This is most often from a drop in blood pressure such as from hemorrhage (like a gunshot wound) or from a cardiac rhythm disturbance, sometimes with dilated blood vessels like with a simple faint. A direct CNS agent, like an anesthetic, can do it. Diffuse electrical discharge like during a seizure can also cause it. ...Read more

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Can carbuncles cause bruising? Is it possible for a carbuncle to develop and be so hard that it bruises the skin around it? .

Can carbuncles cause bruising? Is it possible for a carbuncle to develop and be so hard that it bruises the skin around it?

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Yes: A carbuncle is a "boil" with multiple heads and it is a serious infection of the skin. Bruising is a form of hemorrhage into the skin and is entirely possible with a carbuncle. Your immunity is in question. Look to the nature of your diet. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need a tuberculosis skin test?

How common is it for someone to need a tuberculosis skin test?

PrettyCommonForSome: It depends on your profession and your age and your symptoms as well 1 All health care providers are tested frequently foe Tuberculosis with PPD 2For Immigrants coming to USA 3 Children in School 4Teachers 5Those who have been in contact with a TB Patient 6When you suspect TB In a patient It is common test in any doctor's office and clinics ...Read more

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If someone coughs a lot and while coughing faints or blacks-out , what can be causing this or how can it be resolved ? Please answer soon i'm scared .

If someone coughs a lot and while coughing faints or blacks-out , what can be causing this or how can it be resolved ? Please answer soon i'm scared .

This story...: ...Is typical for whooping cough (even in adults.) you need to see your doctor and mention this as a possibility, as people with whooping cough usually have a normal physical exam, normal xrays, normal lab tests, and only by witnessing a cough paroxysm (or getting a good description of it) can a doctor make this diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is a hairline fracture? Does it need an operation? Can a person recover fully from it?

What is a hairline fracture? Does it need an operation? Can a person recover fully from it?

Hairline fractures: Hairline fractures are incomplete, small cracks in a bone and rarely require surgery. They are more prone to injury and worsening while they are healing, so any increase in pain or symptoms should prompt a re-evaluation. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get neck trauma?

How common is it for somebody to get neck trauma?

Common: The neck supports your heavy head with flexibility and the ability to allow passage of major nerves, breathing and alimentary tubes. It is vulnerable to strain in athletic contests and especially auto accidents. Neck trauma with strain can cause local pain, referred nerve pain and muscle dysfunction. If severe you can fracture neck bones. See your orthopod for this. Avoid chiropractors. ...Read more

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What causes a person to drop things easily? Hard to open things too, writing changes&tremors everywhere( chronic)?

What causes a person to drop things easily? Hard to open things too, writing changes&tremors everywhere( chronic)?

SEVERAL ISSUES: First, the dropping of objects and description of poor grip strength, and writing issues raises thought of median nerve issues, and indeed may be "carpal tunnel sydrome". An EMG test can help. The tremors could be due to medications, hyperthyroidism, and even familial essential tremors, but many other conditions can cause this, including parkinson's, wilson's, lyme, so check with your doc. ...Read more

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Can you bruise an artery, for example can a bruise be caused by a leakage from an artery if so does it heal like any other bruise?

Can you bruise an artery, for example can a bruise be caused by a leakage from an artery if so does it heal like any other bruise?

Skin?: If you are referring to visible bruising in the skin it is not usually arterial bleeding. Rather it is localized small veins and capillaries. Deeper muscle injury can involve smaller arterioles which quickly retract and stop bleeding. All else being normal bruises are reabsorbed over time and resolve. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more