I bruise frequently. Is this a sign of a vitamin deficiency?

Easy bruising. The most common causes of easy bruising are: (1) taking Aspirin or similar anti-inflammatory medication (including steroids); having a platelet defect (which is what Aspirin causes) but there are other diseases that can do this; taking a blood thinner (eg, warfarin). Among the vitamin deficiency causes, inadequate vitamin c intake is the one most often associated with bruising and bleeding (gums).
Bruising. Bruising can be a sign of a number of conditions. Vitamin k helps one's blood to clot, so low vitamin k could cause bruising. A more common cause of bruising is taking too much aspirin. Low platelet count can cause bruising and can be ruled out with a simple blood test called a cbc, or complete blood count.

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I bruise frequently. Is this a sign of a vitamin deficiency?

Easy bruising. The most common causes of easy bruising are: (1) taking Aspirin or similar anti-inflammatory medication (including steroids); having a platelet defect (which is what Aspirin causes) but there are other diseases that can do this; taking a blood thinner (eg, warfarin). Among the vitamin deficiency causes, inadequate vitamin c intake is the one most often associated with bruising and bleeding (gums). Read more...
Maybe. Or it may be a sign of low platelets or another clotting problem. See your physician for a proper evaluation. Read more...

Does the fact that my baby bruises easily mean he has a vitamin deficiency?

No. As older infants and toddlers become mobile, they often fall and develop minor injuries. Bruising on the legs, below the knees, is very common in toddlers. However, easy bruising in non-mobile infants, bruising in uncommon places (back, stomach, upper thighs), or frequent nose or mouth bleeding might be a sign that something is wrong with your babies clotting system and needs medical attention. Read more...
See the pediatrician. This is a tough question that really needs to be evaluated and answered by a health care provider who is actually seeing and caring for your baby. I would schedule an appointment with the pediatrician to get this checked out. Read more...

Hi, I am a vegetarian. Going on 6 years now with no problems. I noticed I am bruising a lot easier now. Is this a vitamin deficiency? I work graveyard

Could be vitamin def. Vitamin deficiencies are a common cause of bruising. Possiblities include Vitamins C, D and K. Bioflavanoid deficiency and zinc deficiency can cause this too. Everyone will become deficient in D if they do not supplement in fall and winter months (I advise 5-8000 iu/day). I advise everyone to take a multivit. Many multis don't have Vit K so try separate K. See https://tinyurl.com/mzrkbx8. Read more...

Hi, I'm 25 and I bruise very easily. Many unexplainable. Also with worsening/darkening under eye circles. Could it just be age or vitamin deficiency?

Multiple Problems. Dark circles under eyes can be from allergies or sleep deprivation or both. Easy bruising can be caused by blood disorders but can also be caused by certain vitamin supplements like fish oil, flax seed oil or other high omega 3 fatty acids. If you are taking any of these stop them for a while and see if your bruising improves. Also be careful with aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. Read more...