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Why am I finding random bruises on my legs? Rest of me looks fine.

Why am I finding random bruises on my legs?  Rest of me looks fine.

Depends on activity: Arms and legs seem to bruise easily and frequently because they tend to come into contact with more objects than other, softer parts of the body. It's not unusual for an active person to develop bruises that they don't recall a cause for. ...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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If i'm finding random bruises on my legs what does that mean ? There are no lumps just bruises

If i'm finding random bruises on my legs what does that mean ? There are no lumps just bruises

Bruising: Age? Supplements/foods like garlic, fish oil, gingko? Blood thinner like coumadin (warfarin)? Nsaids like aspirin, motrin, advil, aleve, feldene, etc? Blood vessels become more fragile as we age & can break more easily, causing bruises. Supplements for memory, circulation, heart can thin blood, but not as much as coumadin (warfarin). Nsaids interfere with clot formation. Have fp do CBC for other causes. ...Read more

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Why is the appearance of large random bruises on my legs an urgency & cause a trip to an ER? If its not from gabapentin, then what could it indicate?

Why is the appearance of large random bruises on my legs an urgency & cause a trip to an ER? If its not from gabapentin, then what could it indicate?

Bleeding disorder: It is unlikely from gabapentin but more likely related to slow blood clotting, that could be dangerous particularly if it happens suddenly. I would go to the ER. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you wake up with random bruises on my legs?

What does it mean when you wake up with random bruises on my legs?

Many reasons: May be bug bite, may be medication related, may be due to a blood problem that is causing easy bruising, it could also be due to a connective tissue problem i.e. A skin problem that increases easy bruising. From your description does not appear to be allergic reaction but a health professional may need to look at it. You need to show it to your doctor if it keeps happening. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about lots of small random bruises on my legs?

Should I be concerned about lots of small random bruises on my legs?

Depends: If there is no history of trauma to explain the bruising, I would be concerned about the cause. Bruising is common after injury, but bruising without injury is not normal and needs to be explained. Please see a doctor if you do not recall any injury preceding the bruising. ...Read more

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I have been getting random bruises on my legs i wake up with knew ones everyday it's been like this for few months gp did full blood count and seem ok?

I have been getting random bruises on my legs i wake up with knew ones everyday it's been like this for few months gp did full blood count and seem ok?

Erythema nodosum?: If they're on the front and you can feel them, they may be erythema nodosum, not bruises. Heads up -- it may be nothing, or warn of something subtle. A full history and perhaps a chest x-ray may be next. ...Read more

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I woke up with random bruises on my legs and knees, i don't bruise easily, and my boyfriend said i don't fight in my sleep or anything, so what's going on?

I woke up with random bruises on my legs and knees, i don't bruise easily, and my boyfriend said i don't fight in my sleep or anything, so what's going on?

Bruises: If the bruises are over your legs only this is consistent with itp immune thrombocytopenia purpura which means destruction of platelets 70-80% unknown etiology could be hiv, hepatitis c , rheumatologic diseases joint pains if any, helicobacter pylori of the stomach or if you have bowel problems could be from celiac disease or gluten sensitivity at any rate self limiting in most cases see speciali. ...Read more

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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