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What Causes The Easy Bruising Seen In Many People Over The Age Of 60
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Maybe what you take: Bruising of the skin has many causes. Medications such as aspirin, Coumadin 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
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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