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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
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
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, warfarin). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Aspirin?: If you take Aspirin regularly that could make you prone to bruising. Depending on how hard you bump, it may be normal response. Do you bleed excessively from minor cuts? Do you have excessive menstrual bleeding? If the answer to last two questions is no, then it probably is just a normal response. ...Read more
What does it mean black & blue marks inside of elbows at the same time & the left side of the body??? Can't remember bruising ....
Likely : Fading bruises. If concerned have it checked out ...Read more
Diagnosed with mild fatty infiltration of liver in july 13 enzymes keep fluctuating and easy unexplained bruising does this mean cirrhosis?
Not necessarily: Mild fatty infiltration is common in patients who are overweight. High liver enzymes can be caused by many things, such as certain medications, infection (hepatitis), excessive alcohol use and other liver or biliary problems. Easy bruising can be caused by liver issues, certain medications and other hematologic conditons. Please see a doctor for evaluation and close followup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's been 3 weeks since i've seen a doctor about toenail bruising. They said it would heal, but it has gotten darker since then. What does this mean?
Toenails...: Toenails grow very slowly, so you are unlikely to see any changes in three weeks. At 22 years old, the nail will need about six months to grow out. The bruise should slowly advance along with the nail growth and eventually get trimmed off when you cut your nails. The bruise is just darkening as the red blood cells die off. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
?thin blood?: Not sure what the issue is, but low platelet counts can cause easy bruising. Certain medications can thin the blood too, such as Aspirin and Ibuprofen or nsaids. If you bruise easily, see you dr. And have him/her give you and exam including some blood work such as liver function tests, bleeding times and a cbc-diff, best wishes. ...Read more
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