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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more
Not often but sometimes I wake up with random bruising and have no trauma or injury to the part of my body that has been bruised.. Blood test??
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The last 7 mo, I have lost 60 lbs unintentionally, have bone & joint pain, an elevated white blood count, and have been bruising easily. Leukemia?
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
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
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
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?
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