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Easy Bruising

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 12, 2006
  • 10:42 PM

Every day I have anywhere from 15-50 bruises on my arms and legs. I almost never know where they came from. I am not clumsy, nor am I being abused. Does anyone know why?

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  • Low platelets. You probably are also experiencing joint pain, a small red rash, and easy bleeding, yes?
    eleven 55 Replies
    • December 13, 2006
    • 02:52 AM
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  • can yu elaborate? I bruise easily too.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 15, 2006
    • 00:47 PM
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  • can yu elaborate? I bruise easily too. Platelets are the small bits that break off of your bones and collect at wounds, burst veins (bruises), etc to form scabs or to coagulate the blood. If you have low platelets, you will probably bleed easier and for longer than most people, and bruise easier. You may also get a small, pinprick red rash under the skin (painless, unraised) called petechiae. Anything else you need to know?
    eleven 55 Replies
    • December 15, 2006
    • 06:48 PM
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  • i have no idea what it could be but my friend used to have the same problem then she found out she had hemophilia, you should get it checked out becaouse its not normal, i hope everything works out :)
    embabe 7 Replies
    • December 15, 2006
    • 07:17 PM
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  • i have no idea what it could be but my friend used to have the same problem then she found out she had hemophilia, you should get it checked out becaouse its not normal, i hope everything works out :) Hemophilia is usually connected to the Y chromosome, and in females it is quite rare.... That's really interesting (I'm not going to say cool ^^) that your female friend is a hemophiliac. Do they know how she managed to actively get it, rather than just be a carrier?
    eleven 55 Replies
    • December 15, 2006
    • 07:22 PM
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  • well i dont know that much about it accept that she has it and she has a lot wrong with her. shes also a diabetic and she has an ulcer and shes constantly getting tests for other things but i dont know how she got it, i think its interesting to cause i knew it was rare in females so i tought it was kinda weird when she told me
    embabe 7 Replies
    • December 15, 2006
    • 08:13 PM
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  • well i dont know that much about it accept that she has it and she has a lot wrong with her. shes also a diabetic and she has an ulcer and shes constantly getting tests for other things but i dont know how she got it, i think its interesting to cause i knew it was rare in females so i tought it was kinda weird when she told me Yeah, that's fascinating. Must have been a really good day for the doctors. :) (Obviously not for HER, but the doctors must have been thinking...hey, cool, a medical mystery!)
    eleven 55 Replies
    • December 15, 2006
    • 10:50 PM
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  • Hi, I am going to give you a definition of a disorder for you to check to see if it fits you. It is called: purpura. My medical book describes it like this: Symptoms: Small, round, purplish-red spots formed by bleeding into the skin, which turn into black and blue marks. Nosebleeds. Bleeding in the gastrointestinal or urinary tract. A disease of unknown cause in which platelets, small bodies in the blood that help prevent bleeding, are removed too rapidly by the spleen. A kind of purpura much like and with the same symptoms as idiopathic thrombocytopenic may result from a drug such as quinine, quinidine, or chlorothiazide. It will disappear when the drug use is stopped. The purpura may also stem from an infection such as measles or infectious mononucleosis and will disappear when the infection does. What to do: CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN, occasionally the disorder disappears on its own. In some cases, medication may be prescribed to reduce bleeding and increase the number of platelets. If the disorder persists and is severe, surgery may be recommended. I hope that this helps...GOOD LUCK..TAKE CARE...SKEETER
    skeeter 42 Replies
    • December 16, 2006
    • 00:35 AM
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  • Hi, I am going to give you a definition of a disorder for you to check to see if it fits you. It is called: purpura. My medical book describes it like this: Symptoms: Small, round, purplish-red spots formed by bleeding into the skin, which turn into black and blue marks. Nosebleeds. Bleeding in the gastrointestinal or urinary tract. A disease of unknown cause in which platelets, small bodies in the blood that help prevent bleeding, are removed too rapidly by the spleen. A kind of purpura much like and with the same symptoms as idiopathic thrombocytopenic may result from a drug such as quinine, quinidine, or chlorothiazide. It will disappear when the drug use is stopped. The purpura may also stem from an infection such as measles or infectious mononucleosis and will disappear when the infection does. What to do: CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN, occasionally the disorder disappears on its own. In some cases, medication may be prescribed to reduce bleeding and increase the number of platelets. If the disorder persists and is severe, surgery may be recommended. I hope that this helps...GOOD LUCK..TAKE CARE...SKEETER Great comment! :) That could easily be what she is experiencing. Positive rep. to you!
    eleven 55 Replies
    • December 17, 2006
    • 09:47 PM
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  • Idepoathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura, also known as ITP, its a blood disorder that affects the bone marrow... you should see a hemotologyst
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 20, 2006
    • 01:44 AM
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  • It is me the easy bleeder. I also bleed a lot with my menses, which never seems to end. No rashes, at least that I notice. The bruises seem to disappear pretty quickly only a few days. And I shake slightly, but cant be still even if I try. I dont know if these symptoms are related or not.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 21, 2006
    • 00:44 AM
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  • I'm not sure how you spell it but it is pronounced "VAWN-WILLA-BROZE" disease. I have it, its when you bleed and bruise easily. When I was little, I use to bruise constantly. I would get bloody noses everyday. Later I was diagnosed with this disease, its nothing scary at all. I also have gauchers disease which directly relates to bleeding and bruising easily, you might want to check both of these out! gaucher's is very common amoung the jewish population but it can even come from other backgrounds. Hope I helped you.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 24, 2007
    • 11:18 PM
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  • I have the same problem and so does a friend of mine. She told me to stop taking Asprin and Ibuprofen. I did and it really helped. The bruises aren't completely gone but I don't get nearly as many. Also, I'm a little anemic. A nurse I met told me that that could be a contributor, but I haven't tested it out b/c I absolutely hate taking iron pills. Hope this helps.
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  • I also have easy bruising. I started a thread about it (go there if you want to read my story) but then I searched and found this thread. I don't know if I get petechiae, I mean I know what it looks like but I'm very light skinned so a little flushing and red dots is kind of normal for us pale people. But I do get extremely heavy periods, now that I think about it. Actually I was in the ER once because I was bleeding so bad I thought I was hemorrhaging. They told me it was just a heavy period! I felt kind of dumb but my hgb was a little low at 10.0 so at least that showed that I really did bleed a bit!The thing that I really don't get is every disorder I can find with easy bruising would surely show up on a CBC and CMP. Mine tests are all normal. Anyone have any ideas?
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