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Why am I bruising so bad?

Why am I bruising so bad?

Stop anticoagulants: Bruising is caused by bleeding and implies coagulation problems. Aspirin, nsaids, coumadin, (warfarin) plavix, xarelto, some herbals, and many others lead to bleeding. Check for these causes. Otherwise need a hematologist to check blood for lack of clotting factors as easy bruising/bleeding is not a good or natural sign, especially in a young person. Limit trauma. ...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


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Very bad bruise and it itches why?

Very bad bruise and it itches why?

Healing: If it is a very bad bruise, cells are damaged and release chemicals that may cause itching, such as histamine from mast cells. Also as a wound, the bruise, heals it contracts and this causes itching from the contraction. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have bruising?

Could it be something bad if I have bruising?

It could: The location of the bruising can also help decide. If it is mostly over the sun exposed surfaces of the forearms, it is most likely due to photodamaged skin. If the brusises are scattered on other parts of the body, it would be best to see your docor. ...Read more

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My bug bites bruise badly, but only out west. Whats up?

My bug bites bruise badly, but only out west. Whats up?

Bug bites : Depends on the bugs and your bleeding mechanism as well as your immune system. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for bad, big bruises to go away?

How long is it supposed to it take for bad, big bruises to go away?

About 2-4 weeks: It can take 2-4 weeks to go away. Larger ones will take longer, sometimes a whole month. ...Read more

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Why does my Forteo injection hurt & bruise bad every so often? Not always Is it concerning? If it hurts when I poke, I pull out & goelsewhere then ok

Why does my Forteo injection  hurt & bruise bad every so often? Not always Is it concerning? If it hurts when I poke, I pull out & goelsewhere then ok

Injection: Make sure the site is clean prior to injection. Some bruising can be normal. Some areas may be more sensitive to injection than others. Nothing that you are mentioning sounds alarming, however. Do you have low bone density per DEXA scan? You are fairly young to need Forteo. ...Read more

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Why do I bruise so easily and badly?

Why do I bruise so easily and badly?

Many potentials: Trauma, platelet issues, medications, . Need history, family history, exam, and blood tests. ...Read more

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What should I put on this really bad bruise?

What should I put on this really bad bruise?

Bruise: For the first 24 hours, i would ice the effected area to minimize the spread of the bruise. After 48 hours, heat may be applied to allow the blood to disperse about the body. The amount of time it takes to heal is highly variable from person to person. ...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