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Would my blood be causing my random bruising?

Would my blood be causing my random bruising?

Bruising: 1. The presence of bruises may be seen in patients with platelet or coagulation (blood-clotting) disorders 2. Leukemia (a cancer of the blood or bone marrow and is characterized by an abnormal proliferation (production by multiplication) of blood cells, usually white blood cells) 3. Meningoccocal infection (meningococcal disease describes infections caused by the bacterium neisseria meningitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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I woke up with random bruising on my legs, I need to go for blood test to see if I have alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency. Could this be causeof bruising?

I woke up with random bruising on my legs, I need to go for blood test to see if I have alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency. Could this be causeof bruising?

AATD vs bruising: While it's due to a genetic liver condition, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency typically presents as a lung problem w/shortness of breath & wheezing, often to point of "premature" emphysema w/o typical risk factors eg smoking. Check out http://goo.gl/C0lUeB & http://goo.gl/M2EAFC. For bruising, check out http://goo.gl/dXBDmZ & http://goo.gl/thCRB2. Ask doc to order appropriate tests about bruising ...Read more

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Is bruising easily due to a blood disorder?

Is bruising easily due to a blood disorder?

Possible..: There are inherited and acquired blood disorders and certain medications that can cause easy bruising. Auto-antibodies directed at platelets (known as itp) can cause bruising. Lastly, there are certain genetic conditions involving connective tissue that can also manifest as easy bruising. Is this bruising new? Your doc or a referral to a hematologist can help figure out the cause, if needed. ...Read more

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Can taking one baby aspirin daily thin the blood too much so that you end up bruising easily?

Can taking one baby aspirin daily thin the blood too much so that you end up bruising easily?

Sometimes: Some people have fragile skin and cutaneous blood vessels. Others are just prone to bruising or are very sensitive to the effects of Aspirin and other blood thinners. ...Read more

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2 nose bleeds in one week. one lasted 2 hours. Blood in stool on/off several months. Heavy menstrual periods. Bruising easily. Is this serious?

2 nose bleeds in one week. one lasted 2 hours.  Blood in stool on/off several months. Heavy menstrual periods. Bruising easily. Is this serious?

Needs evaluation: Although all of the symptoms you mention can occur in healthy people, the fact that all are coming together raises concerns about possible illness, some of which could be serious. A visit to the doctor and a couple of simple blood tests can determine if you need to worry or not. ...Read more

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What are common causes of random bruising and leg pain?

What are common causes of random bruising and leg pain?

Aging: Easy bruising is common with age. Although most bruises are harmless and go away without treatment, easy bruising can sometimes be a sign of a more serious problem. Aging capillaries. Thinning skin. Blood-thinning drugs. Topical and systemic corticosteroids. Blood-clotting problem or a blood disease. Domestic violence or abuse. Consult your doctor if you have unusually large or painful bruises. ...Read more

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When should you be concerned about petichiae spots and random bruising? What aids assessment of causes?

When should you be concerned about petichiae spots and random bruising? What aids assessment of causes?

Bruising: If there is no explanation for them and they are appearing in spots that aren't really at risk for bruising (abdomen for example). Also if there are a lot of them. Best evaluation is to start with your doctor and blood work. ...Read more

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Two red spots (size of dimes) on arm; doesn't hurt or itch. Bed bugs or is there other causes for random bruising in the same spot?

Two red spots (size of dimes) on arm; doesn't hurt or itch. Bed bugs or is there other causes for random bruising in the same spot?

Red spots on arms: Could be eczema , fungal rash ( ringworm), bite, brouise or beginning of low platelet (usually on more then arms)s May consider topical steriod and antifungal and f/u with doc urgent care for CBC and platelet count. ...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