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What Does It Mean When A Woman Has Bruises
What would unexplained bruising, purple lines around knees, somewhat low red & white blood cell counts but normal platelet count mean for young woman?
I am a 21-year-old female who tested positive ANA but don't have an autoimmune disease; does my weight loss, bruising and night sweats mean leukemia?
Get seen: Maybe one woman in 4 has a positive ANA but seems fine. I'd stop worrying about the ANA. I doubt you have leukemia but you need a complete history and physical exam and basic labs (CBC, chem profile, urinalysis) by a competent physician. Night sweats are serious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No.: Although you seem to notice the bruising more so during your menstrual cycle, it is likely not related as your blood clotting mechanisms related to levels of prothrombin or platelets are unaffected regardless of where you are in your cycle. Try a product called dermend which is over the counter, and useful to expedite the resolution of bruising. ...Read more
I am a 60 year old woman wondering if I should take a multivitamin and if so what would you recommend. I am concerned about memory and bruising.
Doc. I am a 24 year old woman, I ate some spicy food and I think wiped to hard when I had a bowl movement, now I have an unpleasant bruise. What now?
Hemorrhoid?: It sounds like you have irritated a hemorrhoid. The initial treatment for that is stool softeners, take a sitz bath nightly and try over the counter wipes like Tucks (witch hazel) pads. If the problem persists more that a week, you should go see your doctor to have a rectal examination. ...Read more
If a woman was having sex and she got bruised on the inside and she went to urinate afterwards can she get an infection from that?
I am a 43 year old woman, I have severe pain in my back around my left scapula, I have penny-sized purple bruises on my back, I am exhausted, why?
Thoughts...: It's hard to say if the pain around the scapula is related or not to the bruises. But people with unexplained bruising and fatigue should absolutely be checked up by their doctor. They would likely order a complete blood count, looking for signs of anemia or low platelets. Please get checked out! best of luck. ...Read more
I am a 55 yr old woman,i have pin prick spots like bruises on 1 of my legs,the lower half at the front.i do bruise easily but I haven't had this befor?
Is my irregular bleeding something to worry about? I am a 30 year black woman.
Im having irregular bleeding from my vagina. I usually put one finger in when im in the shower to clean the inside so i thought i bruised it a little, but yesterday morning i
You : You need to have a complete gynecological evaluation to be sure that you don't have an injury. Please be seen immediately and have an evaluation to be sure there isn't a perforation or infection. If you develop fever, pain, heavier bleeding, or light-headedness/fainting then you would have to go to the er. ...Read more
I am 43 years old, I am a woman, I have purple bruises all over my back, back pain, foggy eyes, and I am exhausted. What is wrong?
How much vitamin d 3 & vitamin K should a woman take daily ? I am bruising easily and wanted to know if vitamin K will help so i won;;t bruise easy ?
Depends: Vitamin d intake depends on your blood level. Some people need more than others; their body breaks it down faster. It will not have any effect on bruising. Vitamin k is in leafy green vegetables which you should be eating daily. Vitamin k is also in many multivitamins. Vitamin k deficiency is very rare unless you have unusual medical problems so look for other causes of bruising. See your doctor. ...Read more
I was with an woman. We only kissed but during kissing she bite my lip and tongue. After i noticed a bruise in the place she bit me.Should i be worried to get HIV infection?
If she has HIV!: Sounds a bit irresponsible to have someone give you a penetrating bite. Is she HIV positive? I'd you do not know, you should not permit the behavior! hep b and c are possibilities as well. The only way of knowing is to be tested. I doubt your bighter will be! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What do external bruises look like from knuckle punch to eyeball resulting in orbital floor fracture w/ muscle entrapment. If a man were to hit a woman in the eye and the contact is more a knuckle contact to eyeball rather than a closed fist, would there
If : If there is an orbital fracture would anticipate that there would be edema (swelling) and pain. With that said, I am in no position to dispute the diagnosis made by an examining physician. From the standpoint of a psychiatrist, it is very concerning if a man strikes a woman in the eye with his knuckle as that might suggest uncontrolled rage. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes of back pain that feels like it is up and down the spinal column. A detailed exam and perhaps an MRI will usually determine the cause. Potential causes can include multi level degenerative disc disease, muscle spasm, or multiple level facet arthritis thy to name a few. There are also inflammatory conditions that affect the spine such as ankylosing spondylitis. ...Read more
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
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