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Unexplained Bruising on my face

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  • Posted By: becky2
  • March 27, 2007
  • 04:12 PM

On both sides of my face, below my eyes on the cheekbones i noticed small bruising. It does not hurt. I have not been hit or anything and it's on both sides, noticed yesterday when i was putting on my makeup. What is this about? Could it be an aging issue? I'm 42 yrs old. Thanks.

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  • I dont know what it is but Ive had it as long as I can remember and Im 23. People used to think that my parents or boyfriend was abusive. Mine comes and goes or at least gets unnoticable for a little while. Ill keep watching this post, good luck!
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  • My mum has had this problem in the exact same areas. She was told it was just sun damage (another way of getting sun spots or freckles). So she just tried staying out of the sun as much as possible and it eventually went.
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  • I've been having the same issue this week. I just noticed bruising on both cheeks. It wasn't soar but it was bluish in color. I'm 20 so I doubt it's sun exposure or age related. This seems to fade and come back so far. The only information I can find is:"Sometimes, unexplained bruises, or blood spots under the skin that look like bruises, can point a finger at more serious medical conditions, including: effects of medications or supplements — aspirin, anticoagulants (blood thinners), corticosteroids, and dietary supplements, such as fish oil, ginkgo, ginger, and garlic a bleeding or clotting disorder nutritional deficiencies of vitamins B12, C, K, or folic acid inflammation of a blood vessel(s) liver disease sepsis — a widespread presence of infection-causing organisms or their toxins in the blood or tissues chronic inflammatory diseases, e.g., lupus certain cancers, including Hodgkin's disease, leukemia, or multiple myeloma"is this relavent to this issue? who knows. If I find anything else I'll let you know.
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  • I have this problem as well... but check it out. Mine is caused from straining. Holding your breath under intense circumstances, lifting, straining, pulling hard, vomiting, or anything similar can cause this. It becomes more noticeable the older you get, as you're straining harder, or your skin just shows it off a little better. They're minor broken blood vessels. nothing major, but it could potentially become permanent if you're not careful, or if yours is something else. eesh. Vitamins can usually help out with this. But if you're not straining, then i'm not sure what's up with you Good luck on finding your answers, guys!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 15, 2008
    • 11:56 PM
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  • My 3yr old son bumd his head on the play gound at daycare (Not Hard). The day care workers put ice on it, but blood spots and bruising started around his face and ear. I took his to the doctor and they did blood work (everything was fine). They are going to send me to a specialist (Hemotologist) to see if he has any blood clots.
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  • she just tried staying out of the sun as much as possible and it eventually went.
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  • Check for anemia.
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  • I have this problem as well... but check it out. Mine is caused from straining. Holding your breath under intense circumstances, lifting, straining, pulling hard, vomiting, or anything similar can cause this. It becomes more noticeable the older you get, as you're straining harder, or your skin just shows it off a little better. They're minor broken blood vessels. nothing major, but it could potentially become permanent if you're not careful, or if yours is something else. eesh. Vitamins can usually help out with this. But if you're not straining, then i'm not sure what's up with you Good luck on finding your answers, guys!thanx for this post. i'm 27/m. i noticed a bruise under my left eye a couple days ago. i just started working out with heavy weights a few weeks ago. i'm gonna see if it goes away in 2 weeks. if not i'm def going to the doc.it can stay hat way?? i hope not.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 4, 2010
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  • On both sides of my face, below my eyes on the cheekbones i noticed small bruising. It does not hurt. I have not been hit or anything and it's on both sides, noticed yesterday when i was putting on my makeup. What is this about? Could it be an aging issue? I'm 42 yrs old. Thanks.I guessed mine was from grinding my teeth when i sleep...so that could always be it?
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  • On both sides of my face, below my eyes on the cheekbones i noticed small bruising. It does not hurt. I have not been hit or anything and it's on both sides, noticed yesterday when i was putting on my makeup. What is this about? Could it be an aging issue? I'm 42 yrs old. Thanks.Just to everyone who has this problem I just wanted to make you aware of a disorder that I had at one time. It's something to consider if you are having bruising on the face!When I was 16, I had unexplained little bruises appear on my face. After about a month of the bruises coming and going, they moved to the inner bend of my arms, inner bend of legs, and a couple on my behind. My grandma (whom I resided with at the time) said it was a rash of some sort because the bruises were mostly really small. She said I need not go to the doctor. Well I ditched school and went anyway. It didn't make sense to me, the rash was under my skin. The medical office was astonished and said it was petechial rash. They then did some tests and later rushed me by ambulance to a larger children's hospital. They told me the small bruises that started a month before, (on my face) were a sign that my platelets were down. The platelets had become so low that I needed hospitalization and tons of medication to get them up before my brain began to bleed. To make a long story short, I ended up with a autoimmune disorder called ITP. After a long hospital stay and tons of medication, the disorder went away. I have sense, been symptom free. For now. The moral of the story here is if you have unexplained bruising on your face, don't ignore it. See a physician. The little bruises could be a bigger problem.
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  • I have this problem as well... but check it out. Mine is caused from straining. Holding your breath under intense circumstances, lifting, straining, pulling hard, vomiting, or anything similar can cause this. It becomes more noticeable the older you get, as you're straining harder, or your skin just shows it off a little better. They're minor broken blood vessels. nothing major, but it could potentially become permanent if you're not careful, or if yours is something else. eesh. Vitamins can usually help out with this. But if you're not straining, then i'm not sure what's up with you Good luck on finding your answers, guys!My son is 23 and when he throws up his face bruises He will look like a grape if there is a vitamins could u tell thank y
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  • About 3 weeks ago, I started noticing the non painful bruising on one side of my face, then shortly later, on both sides of my cheeks, just under my eyes. I have also kicked up my workouts to include running 2 full miles in addition to other excercise 3 times per week. Its not a huge increase from my prior workout so Im surprised that it would have that effect... However, I guess my face thinks otherwise. It is typically just after I have done something physical like running, excercise etc. Then it goes away just hours after it came. Someone also mentioned that with increasing your workout, you should increase your vitamins. Maybe ?????
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  • I'm convinced its from sleeping on my hand
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  • I had this happen to me too. As it turns out, I was low in vitamin K. The day that I took my first supplement, the bruises temporarily went away. Then by 48 hours, they have been gone to never return. Im taking Vit K2 with a D3 added in. Works like a charm :)
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