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What Could Cause Easy Bruising Besides Anemia
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
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
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)
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I haven't drank in 6 mo. This past week i had 5-6 drinks, could that cause easy bruising? I have a bunch of bruises on my thighs that have no pain.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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