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What does it mean if I have bruising?

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 more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

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What does it mean if I have easy bruising?

What does it mean if I have easy bruising?

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 more

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Having a bruise on your neck means what?

Having a bruise on your neck means what?

Depends: If you injure the neck you can cause bruising. If this bruise does not go away after a week or so see your MD ...Read more

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What does it mean when a woman has bruises?

What does it mean when a woman has bruises?

How many?: A few bruises can be a normal response to hard work or exercise. A lot of bruises could mean somebody is beating her up. In the absence of any injury, it could mean a blood disorder or even a malignancy. See your doctor if bruises are numerous and persistent/recurrent. ...Read more

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What does it mean when big bruises show up ?

What does it mean when big bruises show up ?

BIG BRUISES: WHERE DO THE BRUISES APPEAR? HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON? DO YOU TAKE ANY MEDICATIONS LIKE BLOOD THINNERS? ARE YOU IN GOOD HEALTH? PLEASE SEE YOUR GENERAL DOCTOR SOON . . . ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get bruises without hurting yourself?

What does it mean when you get bruises without hurting yourself?

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 more

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What does it mean if a bruise feels cold?

What does it mean if a bruise feels cold?

The circulation is : Temporarily not as good in the area of the injury. Circulation feels nice & warm. Tissue which is not perfusing as well may feel cooler. ...Read more

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What does it mean if i bruise when i wake up?

What does it mean if i bruise when i wake up?

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

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What does it mean if anything that i bruise very easily but usually on one side of my body?

What does it mean if anything that i bruise very easily but usually on one side of my body?

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

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What exactly does it mean when your hips bruise?

What exactly does it mean when your hips bruise?

Hip bruise: Sounds like a contusion or ecchymosis. Usually comes from an injury or broken blood vessels. ...Read more

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I'm getting bruises for no reason what does that mean?

Bruises: Iif you are getting bruises for no reason, check with your doctor for a complete blood count. The most frequent cause of bruises is due to incidental trauma. ...Read more

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Why does it mean if i keep getting bruises for no reason?

Why does it mean if i keep getting bruises for no reason?

Blood disorder?: Could indicate serious problems like a clotting disorder, low platelets, bone marrow disorder, spleen problems, or blood/bone marrow cancer. You need to go to your doctor for an evaluation and blood tests as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have a huge bruise around my kidneys what does this mean?

I have a huge bruise around my kidneys what does this mean?

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

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What does it mean when bruises appear on your body for no reason?

What does it mean when bruises appear on your body for no reason?

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

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What does it mean when you bruise easily and they last a long time?

What does it mean when you bruise easily and they last a long time?

Coaguation: It usually means you have a coagulation problem, either with your clotting factors or blood platelets. See an internist or hematologist soon. ...Read more

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Why do I have a light green colored bruise on my arm? Does the color mean anything?

Why do I have a light green colored bruise on my arm? Does the color mean anything?

Bruise: Normally as a bruise becomes more yellow/green that means it is diminishing. Be sure to keep an eye on the area and see a doctor if necessary. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Hemosiderin stains from bruises, what do they mean? Is there something a little off?

Hemosiderin stains from bruises, what do they mean? Is there something a little off?

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

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Bruising (Definition)

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