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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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Bruising Easily (Definition)

Bruise =contusion A bruise occurs when trauma injures capillaries & possibly venules causing blood to seep into the interstitial tissues surrounding them. Blood vessel weakness or clotting problems can both ...Read more


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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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What does it mean if I have painful skin?

What does it mean if I have painful skin?

Dermatitis: You really should see a dermatologist because this is something new....Right? They might need to do a biopsy. And at the least, you have a doctor trained in skin following you. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have skin sores?

What does it mean if I have skin sores?

Infection? Diabetes?: Many causes forcskin sores including mrsa, diabetes, other infections. This can spread even internally and must be treated earlyvto avoid more serious complications. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have calf swelling?

What does it mean if I have calf swelling?

Depends needs exam: You could have something as simple as a muscle contusion, but you need to be checked for possible signs of phlebitis or circulation problems. If there is trauma it is probably less serious. But a warm swollen calf without injury could be indicative of a clot and needs immediate treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have anemia?

What does it mean if I have anemia?

Low red blood cells: Anemia means you have a low red blood cell count. There are many causes for this such as iron or vitamin deficiencies, bleeding problems, infections, inflammatory conditions, kidney problems and bone marrow problems. The list goes on and on. The first step is to have a workup to determine the cause of the anemia. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have skin ulcers?

What does it mean if I have skin ulcers?

Impaired circulation: Skin ulcers are typically caused by impaired circulation. This can happen as a result of pressure, as in bed-sores and diabetic foot ulcers, or from peripheral artery disease. They are often painless which can be deceiving as we tend to take painless things less seriously. They are always important to treat, however, as they can easily become infected and then cause major problems. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have hand redness?

What does it mean if I have hand redness?

Could mean 100s: Of different things. Question must be considered in context of complete history and phys exam. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have urticaria?

What does it mean if I have urticaria?

Hives: Urticaria is simply the medical term for hives. It can be classified as acute (short term) or chronic (greater than ~6 weeks). Acute urticaria could be due to (but not limited) to allergic or infectious in nature. In contrast, chronic daily hives are not typically due to an external allergy. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have thin blood?

What does it mean if you have thin blood?

Thin blood: This is not a medical term. It is used by people to refer to blood in a patient treated with anticlot drugs so that the blood doesn't clot normally. For instance the drugs warfarin and Heparin which are anticlotting drugs are collogquially called 'blood thinners'. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have eye swelling?

What does it mean if I have eye swelling?

Depends: Is the swelling of the lids? Is is painless? Swelling can be a reaction to focal infection, or an allergic response. It might also be hereditary angioedema. Or it may be fluid excess from heart failure. If the swelling is behind the eye it may be infectious. What seems to be swelling may be thyroid infiltration or a tumor. If persistent, it needs evaluation by your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have a calf cramp with bruising?

Broken blood vessel: You had some sort of injury causing a broken blood vessel in your calf. The bruising will take 7-10 days to go away. It will get worse at first, then turn yellow, then go away. If your pain does not go away or gets severe, see your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have dizziness?

What does it mean if I have dizziness?

Nothing vs. smth: Dizziness is experienced by all of us. To raise a red flag, though is worth when it is getting more frequent and severe, cannot be otherwise explained by "benign" causes (orthostatic hypotension, for example) and also having other symptoms present (headache, double vision, seizures, numbness, weakness in certain parts of the body, gait disturbances etc.). ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have ataxia?

What does it mean if I have ataxia?

Ataxia: The word ataxia means without coordination. People with ataxia have problems with coordination because parts of the nervous system that control movement and balance are affected. Ataxia may affect the fingers, hands, arms, legs, body, speech, and eye movements. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have pregnancy problem?

What does it mean if I have pregnancy problem?

Pregnancy Problem: Thier are many different types of pregnancy complications, each has a specific name. What kind of problem it is will indicate if it will interfere with any part of your pregnancy. ...Read more

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What can I do if my spine is always bruised. Does anyone know what might cause this?

What can I do if my spine is always bruised. Does anyone know what might cause this?

See below: I don't understand what you mean by "bruised" this term refers to internal tissue bleeding and swelling and usually occurs from a traumatic event .We call it a contusion or hematoma. Have an evaluation by your medical physician good luck thank you. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have bloating?

What does it mean if I have bloating?

Gas: Bloating is often related to specific foods. Avoiding those will help, but there are a number of over the counter medications available for bloating due to gas. Almost all contain simethicone. If you have avoided gassy foods and your symptoms persist you should see you doctor for evaluation to rule out bowel disease or other causes for bloating. ...Read more

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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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What does liver count off and easy bruising mean?

What does liver count off and easy bruising mean?

Low platelets : I don't understand what liver count off means. But easy bruising could be a sign of low platelet count. ...Read more

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What could these symptoms mean? I am a 21yo F with frequent sinus/ear infections, pallor, weakness, fatigue, and extremely large and easy bruising.

You are sick: You need a good physician to sit down with and have him/her get a thorough history and physical examination, then a complete directed laboratory exam which will hopefully lead to a good plan for care. The large and easy bruising that you report may be transient or may be worrisome. See someone soon! ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have easy bruising?

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Could it be something bad if I have easy bruising?

Depends: It depends on what your symptoms are. What do you mean by easy bruising. Any spontaneous bleeding? Excessive bleeding that wouldn't stop or requiring blood transfusion etc. You need to see your doctor and have some blood/ screening test to be done. If it is significant-perhaps you need to see a hematologist. ...Read more

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How come I have easy bruising, but nobody else in the family has it?

How come I have easy bruising, but nobody else in the family has it?

No simple answers: You may have developed easy bruising lately because of some changes in your body. You may have inherited the tendency, but no one other than you in the family may have inherited it. ...Read more

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Hi I have easy bruising in my hand and leg today I have in my left leg between my two and heel and my hip and outer right leg is also swollen painfull?

Hi I have easy bruising in my hand and leg today I have in my left leg between my two and heel and my hip and outer right leg is also swollen painfull?

Platelet/clotting DO: Need to r/o disorders of platelets-the one of the 3 cells in blood , meant for acheiving bleeding control by forming a cell plug by adherence and sealing the bleeding vessel site-at microscopic level. 2ndly-clotting proteins deficiencies can cause bleeding tendency. Drugs like aspi-rin cause easy bleeding bec.They decrease platlet adhesiveness. Frail skin from steroid use-local or by mouth , can ...Read more

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What causes easy bruising?

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What causes easy bruising?

Low platelets: A low platelet count can account for this. This would require blood work to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What can I do for easy bruising?

Bruising: Rub a little tincture of arnica or arnica gel onto the bruise. Arnica (arnica montana) comes from a plant in the daisy family that grows in the rocky mountains, and it's wonderful for bruises, sprains, and sore muscles. Aloe vera, from a succulent plant native to africa, also soothes skin irritation. ...Read more

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What can cause really easy bruising?

What can cause really easy bruising?

Blood thinners: Meds such as coumadin, (warfarin) placid, Aspirin and nsaids can all thin your blood making bruising fairly easy. ...Read more

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Anyone know what causes easy bruising?

Anyone know what causes easy bruising?

Easy Bruising: Easy bruising can be due to fragility of superficial blood vessels, or due to some defect in clotting mechanism of blood.It can be due to low platlet count, or deficiency of one of the clotting factors.If you bruise easy or you have spontaneusly, you should check with your doctor and he/she can examine you and do blood test to find thec cause. ...Read more

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Should I get tested for easy bruising?

Should I get tested for easy bruising?

Yes: Easy bruising is common. Medications, particularly non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents such as aspirin, Ibuprofen and related drugs, can lead to easy bruising, however, there are several medical conditions that may cause this.You should be evaluated by your primary health care provider to make certain there is no underlying serious cause. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for easy bruising?

See your primary md: The path to the most accurate answer is to start with a thorough history and exam.Roughly 80% of the time it's enough to make a diagnosis. In many cases, other testing may be needed to sift through the numerous possibilities, many harmless, to get a definitive answer. The md tries to use occam's razor (don't be scared, it's a metaphor):find the simplest, most direct solution. Your "razor"? See md. ...Read more

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What can cause frequent & easy bruising?

What can cause frequent & easy bruising?

Maybe what you take: Bruising of the skin has many causes. Medications such as aspirin, Coumadin (warfarin) or Plavix can. Supplements like vit e, fish oil and ginko may do it. Alcohol intake thins the blood. Simple aging skin becomes thinner and more prone to bruising, especially in women. However, if the cause is not obvious, it is extremely important to see your internist for a complete check up! ...Read more

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How much should I worry about easy bruising?

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How much should I worry about easy bruising?

Depends: It depends on what your symptoms are. What do you mean by easy bruising. Any spontaneous bleeding? Excessive bleeding that wouldn't stop or requiring blood transfusion etc. You need to see your doctor and have some blood/ screening test to be done. If it is significant-then you need to see a hematologist. ...Read more

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Is it normal for someone to have easy bruising?

Is it normal for someone to have easy bruising?

Yes, it can be.: Bruising is commonly seen in the elderly who have thin skin, and may be on medications (warfarin, aspirin) which tend to lead to easy bruising. When it occurs unexpectedly in someone who has not experienced much bruising, evaluation is recommended looking for abnormalities in platelet function. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get easy bruising, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get easy bruising, or is it unusual?

Quite a few: People on anticoagulant medication/blood thinners, i.e. Following coronary or deep vein thrombosis are quite prone to easy bruising. Patients with thrombocytopenia (low blood platelet count) idiopathic or following chemotherapy are prone. Naturally patients with hemophilia or von willebrand's disease, where blood coagulation is impaired are prone. Also subjects with fragile skin capillaries. ...Read more

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My wife thinks I should see someone for my easy bruising. Should i?

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Easy bruising: Easy bruising can be defined as bruising without a history of trauma or bruising after minor trauma that would not have caused bruising in the past. I think you should see your doctor to rule out more serious problems or significant bleeding disorder. ...Read more

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What causes the easy bruising seen in many people over the age of 60?

What causes the easy bruising seen in many people over the age of 60?

Vacular fragility: The blood vessels are more fragile in older people and loss of elasticity of the skin leads to loss of support to blood vessels. These two combine to make the blood vessels more prone to rupture on minor trauma. ...Read more

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What causes easy bruising? And what can happen if you don't take care of it right away?

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What causes easy bruising? And what can happen if you don't take care of it right away?

Some reassurance: Many people, especially women, have "bruise easily." the important thing is not so much that you bruise with little apparent reason but that, when you do bruise, the bruises don't go away in a timely manner. If you have bruises that just don't go away, you definitely want to get that checked out. ...Read more

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