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Why Do I Get Unexplained Bruises Periodically
I have sensitive skin,however I noticed lately that I get unexplained bruises mostly on my thighs.The bruises are green&painless.My mom gets them too?
Get blood testing: to look for platelet dysfunction and coagulation studies ( PT/aPTT ) to check for coagulation issues. ...Read more
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
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?
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
In the absence: Of injury and depending on the number, it suggests a blood disease that needs diagnosis. ...Read more
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
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
I have high chance of leukemia on dads side, haven't been able to bruise till recently been waking with unexplained bruises and cuts and have fatigue?
Can anti depressants cause bruising on legs ? I have large unexplained bruises that have no pain that keep reappearing
Are these bruises dangerous in any way? I too have many large unexplained bruises and am on apo-escitalopram and .25mg of clonazepam.
Unexplained bruises: need to be examined by your doctor. Your blood MAY be too thin or it may be in response to a medication. The whole picture needs to be looked at. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Does methotrexate cause unexplained bruises (5-6 inches in diameter)? Is this normal for some or do I need to bring it up to my doctor?
Woke up with two unexplained bruises on my lower abdomen on saturday morning (one on the left and the other on the right) each about 3 inches long..?
Pain: The most important question is whether or not your in pain. If you are, get to a doctor immediately. If your not, i would see if it resolves in a few days. ...Read more
Why do I keep getting unexplained bruises? Some of the bruises are really painful. I'm not the kind to bruise easily. But now i'm bruising like nothing. And i don't even know where its coming from! i've had two random bruises on my arm for about a week an
See doc: If the bruising is a new development for you (and is not a long standing problem), you definitely should see a health care provider for an exam and possible blood tests. One common cause of new bruising could be low platelets. There are many possible causes of this, many of which have good treatments. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can unexplained bruises mean diabetes? I have been noticing several unexplained bruises lately, especially on my arms. I am worried that it could be a symptom of diabetes. Is this probable? Are there other concerns I should have and are there any simpl
Usually not: Unexplained bruising usually means a problem with parts of your clotting system. Your should see your healthcare provider, because depending on the extent of the bruising, it could be serious. More usual symptoms of diabetes are unusual hunger, thirst, weight loss, and frequent urination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bruising: Easy bruising commonly can be caused by different factors including- low platelet level / abnormal function of the platelet, blood vessels abnormality, or abnormal level/function of coagulation factors . Many things like drugs, endocrine problem, trauma, acquired/congenital condition can cause above problem. You should discuss with your md. If it is complicated, you should see a hematologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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