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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Bruising Easily (Definition)

Bruising easily is a symptom in which a person gets bruises on the skin with minimal trauma or no trauma remembered at all. Easy bruising is usually due to fragile small blood vessels in the skin, or to blood thinners that make it harder ...Read more


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I am bruising easily and always tired. What should I do?

I am bruising easily and always tired. What should I do?

Get seen.: This is a complex question which does not have a simple answer. Too many things it could be. Should have a good exam, consider some lab testing for thyroid, blood counts, basic chemistry. ...Read more

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Is bruising easily due to a blood disorder?

Is bruising easily due to a blood disorder?

Possible..: There are inherited and acquired blood disorders and certain medications that can cause easy bruising. Auto-antibodies directed at platelets (known as itp) can cause bruising. Lastly, there are certain genetic conditions involving connective tissue that can also manifest as easy bruising. Is this bruising new? Your doc or a referral to a hematologist can help figure out the cause, if needed. ...Read more

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Is bruising easily a side effect of chemotherapy?

Is bruising easily a side effect of chemotherapy?

Sometimes: If the platelet count drops, it can cause bruising. Also if someone is on a blood thinner and receiving chemotherapy, they can bruise easier. Also depends on the chemotherapy. Some can lead to lower platelet counts than others. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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The tips of my nails are very white & I have a blue hue on the bottom of my nail. I also have been bruising easily a lot recently. Should I worry?

The tips of my nails are very white & I have a blue hue on the bottom of my nail. I also have been bruising easily a lot recently. Should I worry?

Not sure by your: description that you have bruises under neath your fingernail or could be cyanosis, which is blue discoloration of your skin due to poor oxygenation of your blood. You could be anemic from the constant bruising, which is a serious sign and will need thorough workup for blood diseases. Or you could have cold intolerance or Raynaud's and rheumatoid condition. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Is bruising easily a sign of anemia?

Is bruising easily a sign of anemia?

Not exactly: Anemia or low red blood cell count usually presents with other symptoms. You should have an in-person exam and blood tests to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are there other causes for bruising easily, other than anemia?

Are there other causes for bruising easily, other than anemia?

Yes: Anemia does not cause bruising. Easy bruising can be a result of a problem with the clotting system such as low platelets or a clotting disorder. Sometimes in the elderly or patients receiving glucocorticoid therapy it can be secondary to fragility of blood vessels in the skin. ...Read more

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What can you do to prevent from bruising easily ?

What can you do to prevent from bruising easily ?

Avoid pressure point: Avoid pressure points if you are taking blood-thinners have your inr checked periodical. ...Read more

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Is there any connection between bulimia and bruising easily?

Is there any connection between bulimia and bruising easily?

Bulimia: Bulimia results in purging, and along with use of laxatives, it impacts the nutrients your body needs, the deficiency of some such as essential vitamins can affect blood vessels integrity. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I am all of the sudden getting thinner and bruising easily?

Is there a reason why I am all of the sudden getting thinner and bruising easily?

Wt loss & bruising: Unexplained weight loss and unusual bruising can be due to a large variety of things, many of them serious. It is imperative that you see a physician right away so that they can evaluate you thoroughly. They will likely ask you to do a complete blood count (CBC) and clotting tests known as pt and ptt. Please don't dely in seeking help. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymoses are bruises. Bruises are purple or red collections of blood under the skin that appear after blood vessels in the skin break, causing the blood to spread through the tissues ...Read more


Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more