Top
40
Doctor insights on: What Causes Easy Bruising

Share
Dr. Ayo Adu Dr. Adu
1 doctor agreed:
1

1
What causes easy bruising?

Dr. Ayo Adu Dr. Adu
1 doctor agreed:
What causes easy bruising?

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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
181 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
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

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
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

4

4
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

5

5
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

6

6
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

7

7
What are causes for bruising easily?

What are causes for bruising easily?

Bruising easily: As skin thins with age & there is less fat, blood vessels have less protection from injury. Some medications such corticosteroids or supplements such as Ginko can ^ bruising risk. Low platelet count or abnormal platelet function may also be causes. See http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/healthy-aging/in-depth/easy-bruising/art-20045762 ...Read more

9

9
What causes abdominal bruising?

What causes abdominal bruising?

Many causes: Actual trauma to the area and also abnormality of internal organs. See your doctor to find cause. ...Read more

10

10
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

11

11
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

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
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

13

13
What can be a reason for easy skin bruising?

What can be a reason for easy skin bruising?

Skin bruising : Clotting factor issues or blood thinners can cause skin bruising. Consult with us to see if blood testing is needed. ...Read more

14

14
Unexplained bruising what can it be?

Unexplained bruising what can it be?

BRUISING: MEDICATIONS OFTEN CAUSE BRUISING. IF YOU DO TAKE MEDICINE, CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR. YOU CAN ALSO LET ME KNOW WHICH ONES YOU TAKE AND I WILL TRY TO HELP. ...Read more

15

15
What causes bruising on throat?

What causes bruising on throat?

BRUISING ON THROAT: HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN HAPPENING? DO YOU TAKE ANY PAIN PILLS LIKE ASPIRIN OR ANY ANSAIDS LIKE TYLENOL (acetaminophen) OR ALEVE, ETC.? If it persists, please see your PCP. AND SOON! ...Read more

16

16
What causes pin point bruising?

What causes pin point bruising?

If you mean.....: Petechiae, these are seen in the context of a low platelet count (aka thrombocytopenia). If you have a petechiae rash, you should be seen by your doctor. ...Read more

17

17
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

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
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

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
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

20

20
What can cause fatigue, strange bruising, and hair loss?

What can cause fatigue, strange bruising, and hair loss?

Fatigue etc.: Without delay you should notify your doctor and make an appointment with him/her as soon as possible. If there is cause for delay in an appointment a visit to the Emergency room would be in order. ...Read more

Dr. Ayo Adu Dr. Adu
1 doctor agreed:
21

21
What causes easy bruising?

Dr. Ayo Adu Dr. Adu
1 doctor agreed:

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

22

22
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

Dr. Ted King Dr. King
2 doctors agreed:
23

23
What causes easy bruising? And what can happen if you don't take care of it right away?

Dr. Ted King Dr. King
2 doctors agreed:
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

See 2 more doctor answers
26

26
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

27

27
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

28

28
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

See 1 more doctor answer
30

30
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

31

31
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

32

32
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

33

33
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

See 1 more doctor answer
34

34
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

35

35
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

See 1 more doctor answer
37

37
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

38

38
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

See 1 more doctor answer
39

39
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

Dr. Melissa Gowans
1,455 doctors shared insights

Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymosis = subcutaneous bleeding covering a diameter ...Read more


Dr. Melissa Gowans
2,115 doctors shared insights

Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more