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My wife is 47 and bruise very easily on her legs.She walks a lot at work but drinks very little water throughout the day.Help!?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Blood tests

If she is not on blood thinners such as Aspirin she needs complete blood count including platelets, pt and ppt to evaluate her clotting ability.
At 47 i would check why she bruises so easily.

In brief: Blood tests

If she is not on blood thinners such as Aspirin she needs complete blood count including platelets, pt and ppt to evaluate her clotting ability.
At 47 i would check why she bruises so easily.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

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.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
DOes she take any herbal supplements like ginko or omega-3 fish oil. Some supplements affect platelet activity & can lead to easy bruising. Alternatively, is she getting adequate vitamin K in her diet?
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