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What Does It Mean If I Have Bruising
Purple skin mark: A bruise is a leakage of blood from a skin vein. Most bruises are caused by trauma to the skin in otherwise healthy people. If there is no trauma, it can signify something wrong with the vein, or with the bloods ability to coagulate properly, and can signify a blood disorder like leukemia. Older peope get arm bruises, and even tearing of the skin, from thin, sun damaged skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Various causes: Bruising may be from a variety of causes including: fragile skin (eg, elderly or collagen vascular disorders), low platelets (thrombocytopenia), bleeding disorders (eg, von willebrand disease, hemophilia), or medication effect (aspirin, plavix, (clopidogrel) warfarin). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be related: to a number of conditions or just benign. Assume you are asking for yourself and at 22 it is not common to have spontaneous bruising as it would be with trivial trauma on the extremities in someone 60+. I would recommend you consult a physician for an exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Severe internal bruising on back from fall 3 mos ago.Imaging neg. Still pain w/ excrse.Now 2inch circle indentation in rt side back.What does it mean?
Hard to say: Be examined or send a picture. It may be related to your trauma. Was it caused by something circular? All the best. ...Read more
Trauma or ?: Waking up with a bruise could be from trauma inflicted by your partner, self induced or from any bleeding disorder you may have or induced by medication or drugs you may have taken. If significant bruising is present in the absence of trauma, you may need to be evaluated by your primary MD. ...Read more
Move the planter: Bruising is not usually limited to one side of ones body unless one is repeatedly exposed to trauma on one side, such as walking past a protruding object repeatedly. Perhaps an unusual exception might be venous obstruction on one side of the body with resultant bleeding varicose veins. ...Read more
No: No it likely does not mean that. ...Read more
See below: You need to be examined by your physician. Without an exam. It's hard to tell you exactly what is going on. I suggest you make a phone call now. ...Read more
BRUISES ON BODY: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS "FOR NO REASON." BRUISES CAN BE DUE TO MANY THINGS: MEDICATIONS FOR EXAMPLE, SUCH AS BLOOD THINNERS. BUMPING INTO OBJECTS INJURIES FALLING ON FLOOR VITAMIN C DEFICIENCY ALSO DEPENDS ON HOW LONG IT HAS BEEN GOING ON CHECK WITH YOUR GENERAL DOCTOR OR WITH A DERMATOLOGIST ...Read more
Excessive Bruising?: You know bruises change color after a few days? Hemosiderin is iron product in our blood. After a few days it becomes darker in color. What is more imprtant is if you are egtting lots of bruises with minor impact or injury. Check Platelets count, Prothrombin and Partial Prothromin Time. You you have any abnormal bleeding from gums or other sites? .Excessive bruising must be checked. ...Read more
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