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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
Uncertain.: Nose bleed reasons: nasal congestion or nasal dryness, ^ blood pressure, excessive use of decongestants, being at ^ altitude, trauma to nose, nose picking, or blowing the nose hard. Bacterial ; viral infections can ^ risk as well as bleeding disorders. Recurrent nose bleeds may be due to broken vessel in the nose. Alcohol / Cocaine abuse can cause nose bleeds, as can tumors. ...Read more
Perfectly normal: They can occur by day & night. Every normal young male has erections whilst sleeping. Erections can occur by as result of a full bladder, especially first thing in am. Erections can be caused by glans penis rubbing on clothes. Also normal if you have any erotic thoughts or see someone attractive. Frequency will lessen with time. No cause for any concern, just means UR normal. ...Read more
My hands have been shaking and my thighs/knees are sore when i stand. I am concerned about als. Should i worry?
No: I would not worry about it, there are many potential causes for what you are describing, most of which are much more common and less serious than als. But it might be good to be seen for a detailed history and exam and appropriator studies to determine the cause. Thank you for your question. ...Read more
Many Possibilities: Although you are young, we can't forget that left arm pain can be referred from other places such as the heart, cervical spine, etc. There certainly are many other possibilities such as referred shoulder pain, but if you haven't seen a physician i would recommend starting with your regular doctor first to narrow the possibilities. ...Read more
A possible cause: One of the most common symptoms of varicose veins and venous incompetence is leg cramps. As much as 65% of the time, people with varicose veins will have leg cramps. Although there are many other possible causes, as others have said, if you have any visible veins in your legs, you should see a venous specialist (phlebologist) for help. Tired muscles or an an electrolyte imbalance can be a cause. ...Read more
Not sure: If this happened only once, it is likely not important. However, if this happens every time you have a bm, it could need attention. When you strain with a bm, it affects you heart and blood vessels as well as increasing the pressure in your chest and belly. See a doctor if this persists. ...Read more
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