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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
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more
Bruising: Age? Supplements/foods like garlic, fish oil, gingko? Blood thinner like coumadin? 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. Nsaids interfere with clot formation. Have fp do CBC for other causes. ...Read more
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Started gababpentin300mg 3xdaily 2 weeks ago & now I have a lot of large random bruises on my legs, below knees. Is this a side effect or concerning?
I feel sick all the time, i always feel really dizzy and nauseas, and i get random bruises on my legs. I have anxiety that might explain some symptoms?
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 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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