Over the last several months, I have been extremly fatiqued, and thru a battery of tests nothing has shown up. During this time I have had sparadoic pain in my arms, legs, and Shoulders. During the last month I have noticed several brusies on my arms, with no apparent cause. A few minites ago my arm started to itch, and therefore I sratched it, while doing so noticed brusing in inside of my elbow. I have a bruse on the underside of my arm right above the elbow. I noticed the place that I scratched got reddish with the areas around it being real white for several minutes.
A bit of history..I am on no blood thinners, have no history of high blood pressure. I do have a history of migraines and they have become more intense as of late. I am prescribed Relepax prn for the migraines, I take Excedrin prn.
Is the brusing something that I should worry about, and if so what might be the cause?
Only one bruise is usually not considered pathological. Multiple and repetitive bruises covering larger areas need to be examined and treated. Since you reported that you are not on blood thinners, it is likely that the most probable cause for the bruise is impact, which is the most frequent too. Easy bruising is usually caused by blunt force on the skin that damages the connective tissue beneath.
In certain cases the capillary walls are more susceptible to excess force. Sometimes it might be caused by lack of vitamin C. In other cases weak capillary walls are caused by pathological disorders. Blood coagulation disorders might be a possible cause for small spot-like bleeding. This bleeding resembles rush that is caused by blood. This type of bleeding usually does not produce bruises.
Medications that affect the blood coagulation might be a cause for bruises more frequent than usual.
It is possible that the pain in the neck, arms and shoulders might be caused by cervical spondylosis. Cervical spondylosis is a condition in which there is a spine deformation in the neck area. This deformation is caused by a degenerative disorder of the intervertebral joints. Local anti-inflammatory creams might be helpful to ease the possible inflammation of the surrounding tissue. Physical therapy is recommended, too. But first, you are advised to confirm or to rule out cervical spondylosis by visiting a neurologist or an orthopedist to check for other conditions that might be causing the same or similar symptoms.
I have spondylosis. I have lower back, hip, and leg pain, but do you think that this condition is also responsible for poor circulation, severe bruising, and small broken blood vessels in my legs? And if so, do you have any suggestions as to what can I do to improve my health without the use of pain meds. and/or surgery? I've been on pain meds. for years and I want to try physical therapy. Do you think this could be an answer for me? My doctor thinks the pain would be too severe to switch to another alternative, but I'm afraid of being on the pain meds. much longer due to the side affects. Please help~
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