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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?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: 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

In brief: 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
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