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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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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...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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Why would anemia, treated with iron tablets, result in easy bruising of skin for 15 yr old when this bruising did not occur whilst anemic?

Why would anemia, treated with iron tablets, result in easy bruising of skin for 15 yr old when this bruising did not occur whilst anemic?

Likely unrelated: Anemia involved a low level of functioning cells and it is assumed that low iron levels are limiting the refurbishing of old cells as they wear out and or are built new. Bruising has to do with capillary fragility,platelet function and or chemicals in the clotting cascade. Something else is going on and you need to clarify that with the doc. Bruising is more worisome to me than anemia. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having a hemoglobin level of 7.5? I have low iron anemia, easy bruising, chest pains, and loss of appetite.

A lot: Possible organ damage, especially the heart. It can lead to high output cardiac failure. You need to get this corrected! not a trivial matter. It can also affect your schooling. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My doctor says I have anemia, I am now experiencing bone pains in my femurs. Is this due to being anemic? (also have loss of appetite & easy bruising)

Not from the: Anemia per se. One thing that could be associated with all of these findings would be leukemia, but this is exceedingly unlikely if the rest of your CBC was unremarkable. ...Read more

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Are there other causes for bruising easily, other than anemia?

Yes: Anemia does not cause bruising. Easy bruising can be a result of a problem with the clotting system such as low platelets or a clotting disorder. Sometimes in the elderly or patients receiving glucocorticoid therapy it can be secondary to fragility of blood vessels in the skin. ...Read more

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Is bruising easily a sign of anemia?

Is bruising easily a sign of anemia?

Not exactly: Anemia or low red blood cell count usually presents with other symptoms. You should have an in-person exam and blood tests to get an accurate diagnosis. ...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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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Bruising Easily (Definition)

Bruising easily is a symptom in which a person gets bruises on the skin with minimal trauma or no trauma remembered at all. Easy bruising is usually due to fragile small blood vessels in the skin, or to blood thinners that make it harder ...Read more


Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymoses are bruises. Bruises are purple or red collections of blood under the skin that appear after blood vessels in the skin break, causing the blood to spread through the tissues ...Read more