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How much should I worry about bruising?

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Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Usually not serious

Easy bruising is usually benign, the result of unnoticed injury.
If accompanied by bleeding gums, heavy periods, a history of bleeding into joints or a history of bleeding in the stomach or intestines it should be evaluated. If you are worried it can be easily investigated with a few lab tests.

In brief: Usually not serious

Easy bruising is usually benign, the result of unnoticed injury.
If accompanied by bleeding gums, heavy periods, a history of bleeding into joints or a history of bleeding in the stomach or intestines it should be evaluated. If you are worried it can be easily investigated with a few lab tests.
Dr. Martin Linder
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Dr. Scott Diede
Agree with above. With regard to bruising, if you are getting new bruising on areas of your body such as your back or chest or face where there is no history of trauma, I would go get a simple complete blood count (CBC) to check your platelet levels.
Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: If you are bruising

Disproportionate to a trauma, have bruising that you can't explain or bruising in unusual places, you should be seen by your doctor. This is especially true if these findings represent a clinical change for you.
Simple blood tests can address the functional components of hemostasis and detect abnormalities that might be present. If so, you can work with your dr to explain and correct them.

In brief: If you are bruising

Disproportionate to a trauma, have bruising that you can't explain or bruising in unusual places, you should be seen by your doctor. This is especially true if these findings represent a clinical change for you.
Simple blood tests can address the functional components of hemostasis and detect abnormalities that might be present. If so, you can work with your dr to explain and correct them.
Dr. Michael Engel
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