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Why do people with renal failure bruise easily?

Why do people with renal failure bruise easily?

Renal failure: Often when people have abnormal kidney function, the toxins that the kidneys usually remove can build up. Sometimes these toxins can affect platelets and prevent them from sticking together which results in more bleeding and bruising. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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Is it common to bruise easily and ache?

Is it common to bruise easily and ache?

No: Easily getting bruised may be due to some systemic problems such as platelet dysfunction. Have it evaluated by a professional. ...Read more

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Please explain why does my knee bruise easily?

Please explain why does my knee bruise easily?

Do you bump it?: Do you have any type of bleeding disorder or do you take medications that affect platelets or clotting? ...Read more

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Which vitamin is a person lacking if you bruise easily?

Which vitamin is a person lacking if you bruise easily?

Vitamin K: Bruising easily, even without trauma, could signify a medical problem that needs attention. Deficiency of vitamin k (found in dark green, leafy vegetables) also can cause you to bruise easily. A vitamin c deficiency could also be to blame. ...Read more

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Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a bruise easily and quickly?

Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a bruise easily and quickly?

Bruise: For the first 24 hours, i would ice the effected area to minimize the spread of the bruise. After 48 hours, heat may be applied to allow the blood to disperse about the body. The amount of time it takes to heal is highly variable from person to person. ...Read more

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I have sjogren's and fibromyalgia. I bruise easily. What could be causing it?

I have  sjogren's  and fibromyalgia. I bruise easily. What could be causing it?

Neither is at fault: Probably neither of those two conditions are a cause. Are you on asa or prednisone? Both meds can cause bruising. Have you rheumatologist or pcp evaluate it. ...Read more

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If i feel the need to sleep all the time i bruise easily and can not get enough to drink what could it be?

If i feel the need to sleep all the time i bruise easily and can not get enough to drink what could it be?

Hypersomnia: Not sure how old you are, but its possible you may have a rare syndrome called klein levin syndrome where you sleep, drink, eat a lot and present with bipolar like symptom, this is an assumption although sounds unlikely in your presentation. I would rule out medical causes of low platelets, get cbcd, cmp, ua, thyroid panel etc, r/u sleep study, Depakote induced low platelets and siadh. ...Read more

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I am tired all the time, become winded with very mild exercise, and have begun to bruise easily. What is wrong with me?

I am tired all the time, become winded with very mild exercise, and have begun to bruise easily. What is wrong with me?

It is hard to : Say, but those are worrisome symptoms. I would recommend a thorough evaluation from your doctor including blood work, chest x-ray, and an ekg. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause someone to bruise easily?

What can cause someone to bruise easily?

Unsure: Do you have any type of bleeding disorder or do you take medications that affect platelets or clotting? ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...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