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Why do I get unexplained bruises periodically?

Why do I get unexplained bruises periodically?

Fragile blood vessel: It could be blood thinning medications such as coumarin placid or aspirin. It can be a reaction to a medication younare taking. It can also be a result of a clotting problem which can be found with blood tests. It is best to see doc for exam and blood tests. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Bruising Easily (Definition)

Bruising easily is a symptom in which a person gets bruises on the skin with minimal trauma or no trauma remembered at all. Easy bruising is usually due to fragile small blood vessels in the skin, or to blood thinners that make it harder ...Read more


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What might be some causes of unexplained bruises?

What might be some causes of unexplained bruises?

Bruising: Bruises are more common with age or deficiencies of vitamins b12, c, or k, or folic acid. Rare diseases that could have symptomatic bruising include lupus, cirrhosis, vasculitis. Some types of cancer, such as hodgkin's disease, leukemia, or multiple myeloma. If you are concerned about symptoms, please contact your physician. ...Read more

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I have been getting bad unexplained bruises lately that are taking a very long time to heal or go away, this is unusual for me. should I be concerned?

I have been getting bad unexplained bruises lately that are taking a very long time to heal or go away, this is unusual for me. should I be concerned?

Bruising: hello ~ yes, I think you should have a blood count and platelet count and then discuss with your GP. I dont think this is necessarily worrisome but a blood count is inexpensive and easy to do thanks ...Read more

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Any advice have unexplained bruises on my arm ?

Any advice have unexplained bruises on my arm ?

Doctor can check: Unexplained bruising in an adult may be a sign of a disease. Her primary care doctor can examine the bruises. Blood tests may be needed, if her doctor wants to know if the blood counts and blood clotting times are normal. Some disorders cause small blood vessels to become fragile, and can lead to bruising. Taking medication that causes "blood thinning" can cause bruising, too. Best to get an exam. ...Read more

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What's causing the unexplained bruises on my legs?

What's causing the unexplained bruises on my legs?

Trauma?: Most likely, it is from trauma that may have gone un noticed. However, there is a condition called erythema nodosum which appears like bruising over the shins and is associated with certain infections, medications, pregnancy, and other conditions. ...Read more

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I have tiny, unexplained bruises on my arm, what could they be?

I have tiny, unexplained bruises on my arm, what could they be?

In the absence: Of injury and depending on the number, it suggests a blood disease that needs diagnosis. ...Read more

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My daughter is 26 and has unexplained bruises on her thighs?No other symptoms?

My daughter is 26 and has unexplained bruises on her thighs?No other symptoms?

See a doctor. : If there truly is no history of physical trauma, she should see a doctor who will send blood tests measuring her blood's ability to clot appropriately. Also, let the doctor know of all medications (prescription & non-prescription) as well as herbal supplements which could interfere with blood clotting and subsequent easy-bruising. ...Read more

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Advice please i have unexplained bruises on my arm not fell or banged my self they have just appeared can you help do i need to worry?

Advice please i have unexplained bruises on my arm not fell or banged my self they have just appeared can you help do i need to worry?

Bruises: Yes you do need to worry until you have seen your doctor. If you cannot get an appointment today please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. Please keep me informed of how things are going. ...Read more

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My husband notices big bruises that appear on the back of my thighs and buttocks. They are unexplained bruises without pain. What could cause this?

You should: Get checked for easy bleeding or bruising. It could be an abnormality in your hemostatic system or platelets. Time to see a doctor for some blood tests. ...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


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