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I have polycystic liver and kidney disease. Im51 an have bruses on my arms, thighs, an abdomen. Why?
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Jin Packard
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Doctor will do tests
Bruises mean blood leaked out of vessels in the skin.
The liver makes important blood-clotting factors, so liver disease can increase bleeding & bruising. Healthy kidneys are important in vitamin d and calcium metabolism, so kidneys play a role in blood clotting. A doctor must evaluate & do tests, because other serious problems cause bruising, such as low platelets, leukemias, drug effects, etc...

In brief: Doctor will do tests
Bruises mean blood leaked out of vessels in the skin.
The liver makes important blood-clotting factors, so liver disease can increase bleeding & bruising. Healthy kidneys are important in vitamin d and calcium metabolism, so kidneys play a role in blood clotting. A doctor must evaluate & do tests, because other serious problems cause bruising, such as low platelets, leukemias, drug effects, etc...
Jin Packard
Jin Packard
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Dr. PIUS KURIAN
Bruising is a serious issue probably UNRELATED to Polycystic Liver and Kidneys Need to get to your family doctor and have it evaluated soon
Dr. Jamie Berkes
Internal Medicine - Hepatology
2 doctors agree
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Poly cystic liver disease can cause high blood pressure within the liver. This can cause the spleen to enlarge which can lead to a low platelet count. Platelets help our blood clot. If they are low, spontaneous bleeding may occur. This can be determined with a simple blood test. If normal, other testing for bleeding disorders may be needed.

In brief: See below
This may or may not be related to your diagnosis.
Poly cystic liver disease can cause high blood pressure within the liver. This can cause the spleen to enlarge which can lead to a low platelet count. Platelets help our blood clot. If they are low, spontaneous bleeding may occur. This can be determined with a simple blood test. If normal, other testing for bleeding disorders may be needed.
Dr. Jamie Berkes
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Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine
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In brief: Liver Disease
Bruising and bleeding.
When the liver slows or stops producing the proteins needed for blood clotting, a person will bruise or bleed easily.

In brief: Liver Disease
Bruising and bleeding.
When the liver slows or stops producing the proteins needed for blood clotting, a person will bruise or bleed easily.
Dr. Christopher Guzik
Dr. Christopher Guzik
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