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Skin which bruises and tears easily

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 29, 2008
  • 03:50 PM

Does anyone have any idea why my skin is so fragile? I am 54 yrs old, and have been suffering from bruises on my arms and legs for over 10 years. I was in extremely good health, and very fit, until getting Glandular Fever and Strep bug, about 8 years ago. Since then, I have been diagnosed with ME and have caught every virus going.
I also have had candida, had a nail removed - ugh and still get nail funguses. I eat well, take vitamins and am happy, apart from looking like a 'battered wife' - I have tried acidiphulis, eliminating yeasts from my diet and detoxing, only to go to sleep and awake with bruises. I also bleed easily and my skin will tear.
The last doctor I visited, said it was my 'age' - I do not feel old enough to look like this. Please, someone, must have some help. Thanks, AMH

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  • Are your joints hypermobile? Delicate skin is a sympton of Ehler's-Danlos disease.
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies
    • January 30, 2008
    • 11:41 AM
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  • This site has a great list of possible conditions that involve bruising easily: http://wrongdiagnosis.com/sym/bruising.htm
    aquila 1,263 Replies
    • January 31, 2008
    • 05:13 PM
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