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My wife bruises on her legs without even bumping or hitting herself on anything.What causes this?She also drinks very little water.
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Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
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In brief: Needs evaluation
Bruising very easily is often benign, but in some cases can be a symptom of an underlying illness, including blood clotting disorders and some cancers.
Very large bruises or easy bleeding, e.g. Frequent nosebleeds, would be of particular concern. A simple evaluation including history, exam, blood counts, and labs to check blood clotting would be advisable, especially if the problem is new.

In brief: Needs evaluation
Bruising very easily is often benign, but in some cases can be a symptom of an underlying illness, including blood clotting disorders and some cancers.
Very large bruises or easy bleeding, e.g. Frequent nosebleeds, would be of particular concern. A simple evaluation including history, exam, blood counts, and labs to check blood clotting would be advisable, especially if the problem is new.
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Bruising
Does she take Aspirin or blood thinners? Some medications cause easier bruising.
Could also be a problem with a clotting issue or anemia. I would address this with her primary care doctor who can run some blood tests to make sure everything is okay. If nothing else, it will provide reassurance.

In brief: Bruising
Does she take Aspirin or blood thinners? Some medications cause easier bruising.
Could also be a problem with a clotting issue or anemia. I would address this with her primary care doctor who can run some blood tests to make sure everything is okay. If nothing else, it will provide reassurance.
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