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What causes easy bruising?

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. William Singer
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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 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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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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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 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 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 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

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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

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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 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 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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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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

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