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Why Am I Having Random Bruises
Can't tell yet: If the situation gets worse, or persists for more than 2 weeks, get with your family physician for the workup of a coagulation problem. You'll get a focused physical exam, a platelet count, and possibly a bleeding time, prothrombin time and ptt. It's important not to miss adult-onset bleeding problems. If you are taking a new medication, call the prescriber now. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ecchymoses: Well there are many causes bruising, we would first have to eliminate the fact that you may be on an anticoagulant or blood thinner and other conditions. Aspirin is probably the most frequent cause we see bruising. And interesting combination is that someone will itch from some cutaneous disorder and scratched during the night, possibly while they are on a blood thinner, bruises appear. ...Read more
I've noticed a few random bruises on my body lately! I do exercise 4-5x/wk and am in otherwise good health! any explanations? Should i be concerned?
Usually normal: A few bruises can occur from exercise or accidentally bumping your arms or legs. If you take aspirin, advil or other nsaids, they can make you bruise more easily. In addition, vitamin e, fish oil, garlic, ginseng, ginkgo biloba, and alcohol such as in red wine can make you more prone to bruising. If bruises are presistent, you should see your doctor to check blood work including CBC and pt/ptt/inr. ...Read more
See physician: If this is a new issue, this needs to be explained. Have you started a new medication? Have you changed your diet significantly? Have you had recent trauma? Are your platelets low? This could be a minor or a serious issue. From a bleeding standpoint, you can have severe problems. From a cause of the bleeding, the underlying condition could be serious, including leukemia or lymphoma. See physician. ...Read more
Blood disorder : Could be from a bleeding disorder but in many cases some women do bruise easily -- if it is extensive get blood testing. ...Read more
I'm a female in my mid 20s and I keep finding random bruises with no explanation. Is there anything that can cause this?
Check bloodwork: Spontaneous bruising can be a sign of a bleeding problem such as hemophilia or von willebrands disease. Some medications can effect bleeding too. It is a good idea to get a good history, exam and probably some bloodworm to know what is going on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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