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A few days ago I had a sharp pain on my knee followed by a big bruise, I didn't injure it. That was the first time it occurred on my knee but I do have occurrences on the fingers. Sharp pain, feels like a slight bump to the touch and then a big bruise appears. It comes suddenly with no trauma. I am 43 years old and have had this happen to me since I was young. My mother and sister also have it. I have consulted my doctor but he doesn't know what it is. Any help?
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replied January 18th, 2012
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

Some important causes that can present in such form - include bleeding disorders, coagulation disorders or inflammatory conditions like Vasculitis.

The first step in diagnosis of the condition would be tests including a complete hemogram, a coagulation profile, peripheral blood smear.

Based on the findings, specific tests including coagulation factor assays, screening for rheumatological conditions can be done.

You may consult with your doctor or a hematologist for proper counseling and advice.


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replied January 21st, 2012
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