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My name is Karleigh-Rae. I'm 19 years old. Recently i started bruising alot. At first i thought it was that i just bruised easily but now i get bruises when someone touches me or if i lean on something. I'm not sure what it is. I went to the doctors he ran some blood tests on me but they came up normal. My doctor said it might be cancer but the cancer test he did on me came up negative. He then sent me to a specialist who also ran some blood tests but the same ones i'm waiting for the results but they take up to two weeks. Now the bruising is getting worse. This morning i woke up to bruises on my knees and i couldn't bend them. I can barely move my one hand because of the bruising. does anyone have any ideas about what this is???
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replied September 27th, 2007
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Hi!
Bruises that don't go away after two weeks and are getting more painfull, swollen or you can't move the joint, need medical attention.
Bruising depends on three main things: how tough a person's skin tissue is( people with thin arms and legs don't have enough fat to cushion and protect superficial blood vessels from damage), certain diseases or conditions and taking certain medications(antidepressants, aspirin, painkillers, anti inflammatory drugs,steroids, antibiotics)
There are many disease and conditions that are causing bruising.
Any bleeding/clotting disorder with deficiency in one of many clotting factors can lead to easily bruising(Thrombocitopenia purpura- decreased
platelets blood count)
Vitamin K deficiency due to Celiac disease(vit k requires the presence of fat in order to be utilized by the body and people who have problems with fat absorption or use medication that impair fat absorption are prone to get bruises-vit K is a blood clotting factor) Do you have nosebleeds?
The liver plays a major role in producing blood clotting factors and some conditions that are affecting liver functioning can cause bruising.
Hypothyroidism is one of the condition where the patient gets bruise easily.
Bone cancer and leukemia are causing bruise, too.
If your doctor is thinking you may have leukemia I wanna know if you are experiencing other symptoms related to leukemia, such as weakness, paleness, fever and flu-like symptoms, enlarged lymph nodes, pain in joints and bones, weight loss and night sweats.
Before you get your results, I can suggest you to do something to make you bruises smaller, less painful and healing faster.
You can use topical vitamin K cream and its effects will be greater if you combine it with arnica topical cream. Also, you can take vitamin C(it's strengthening the blood vessel's wall) and probiotics that are helping with vitamin K deficiency.
Best wishes!
Marija
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replied February 24th, 2008
Brusing, leukemia?
Hi, I'm 16 years old and have recently started bruising and losing weight. I lost about 8 or 9lbs over the past month or so, but I feel fine. I was going through a break up with my boyfriend and figure I was just depressed and wasn't eating as much. Then frequent bruises started occuring on my shins. I have about seven on each shin, they are no bigger then the size of my thumb and some of them are painful, but not raised. I have one or two the size of a pea. My legs are very vainy which I thought may have something to do with my easy bruising. Seeing as how I havent been eating as much as normal, I thought maybe it had to do with an iron deficiency. They all go away after about two weeks or so, but then new ones will occur. Help!
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replied March 3rd, 2008
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Can you have a regular blood count test?
Have you start to take birth control pills?
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replied April 6th, 2008
bruise easily
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My name is leila and I am 36 this year. Lately I have noticed I am bruising very easily. If I sleep on my side and my knees are touching I wake with a bruise where the pressure of the 2 kneecaps have been resting on each other during the night. I minor bump or knock on the leg or arms leave brusing then there are the ones I just dont recall how I could have got them. I had a regular naturopath befor moving 10 months ago from QLD to VIC as I dont believe in pharmacutical treatment. I eat realativley healthy with a consistent diet of fish, legumes, veges fruit, cheese, unhomogonised milk, lamb,pork, etc. I take daily a multi vitamin, single does fish oil, and 1500mg glucosamine. I study 3 days a week and work 3 days in a pet store. I drink approx 2 bottles red wine and smoke 1 packet of cigarettes a week. I walk twice a week for 1/2 hour and every 3 week go hiking for 4-6 hours. I have had test done for thyroids liver etc all was good.
Why would this brusing be occuring so frequently and easily? I am beginning to wonder perhaps if it could be attributed to some kind of nerves dissorder??
I would so appreciate any knowledge you could share with me.
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replied April 7th, 2008
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When have you been checked for your thyroid gland last time?
Have you been done regular blood check up recently?
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replied December 7th, 2008
Help with the Bruising
This can't cure the underlining cause but this product called BruiseMD can definitely help lessen the bruising that occurs for you. I take the tablets because I get injured a lot playing soccer and it works great for me. I'd say my bruises heal twice as fast as they did before I found it. BruiseMD is also made of natural ingredients so it is non-toxic. I also take it prior to games and it seems to help reduce the number of bruises I get (I'm not kidding).
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replied March 10th, 2009
Help for Bruising
Red wine increases bruising as does Vitamin E, aspirin and ibuprofen. Stop taking these things (switch to white wine) and think about supplementing with rutin and maybe a round of homeopathic arnica for starters.
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replied May 20th, 2009
bruising
Aged 40,I keep coming up with bruises on my arms for no apparent reason, I have raised lymph nodes in my arms and neck which are very painful and have strarted having requent headaches and feet swelling ad stiffness infeet and handswhen I wake, I was diagnosed with cfs/fibromyalgia about three years ago, but these are symptoms, can you help?
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replied July 27th, 2009
I have been getting bruises for about 6 months that take about a month to go away and new ones keep coming.I went to the doctor and said my cbc was normal and I needed to take a multivitamin.I was also dehydrated.I still have joint pains and have lost maybe a total of 15-20 lbs since the begging of this year without trying.I dont know if i should go back.
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replied May 2nd, 2010
bruising easily headaches pain
hi im 16 ...
i have had seriously painful headaches in my forehead lately and when i saw the docter they said it was synacitus ( i dont know how to spell it) and they gave me some antibiotics and it went away .. but about 2 weeks later it was back witha vengence and it happens every day .. sometimes reducing me to tears .. and i have recently noticed that i have started to bruise easily ... when i lean against things, when people brush past me and things that previously i wouldnt have thought twice about but now they bruise me and at the time can be very painful whereas before .. like i said ... i wouldnt even notice . what could it be?
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replied April 28th, 2011
The painful headaches in the forehead sound familiar with the migrains I get. They are a hereditary condition and come about at the ages of 16 and disappear at the age of 70. Excess consumption of garlic can bring about migrains in men. As for the bruises, it could be something as simple as a vitamin deficiency.I think the symptoms you have are unrelated. Just remember not to cut garlic completely out of your diet as it is very good for your heart! Hope this helps Smile
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replied July 26th, 2010
could it be leukemia
Hello im 18. in the past few months i have been very week and getting lots of bruising with someone barley even touching me. i have been tested for thyroid problems and even lupus. i was told i have a low white blood cell count and that its not normal but that was the last i have heard from him. i am starting to bruise alot more and its starting to worry me. what could be wrong could it be leukemia
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replied March 24th, 2011
help i think i have lukemia
i think i might have the same thing
i was in the hospital acouple of years ago with a lov white blood cell count. but now i think i have it again but dont have time to see a doctor i am 18 too and keep getting every day now. it is my senior year of high school and i dont want anything in my way but with me missing school because of how i feel i am afraid i might not graduate
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replied March 24th, 2011
i think i might have the same thing
i was in the hospital acouple of years ago with a lov white blood cell count. but now i think i have it again but dont have time to see a doctor i am 18 too and keep getting every day now. it is my senior year of high school and i dont want anything in my way but with me missing school because of how i feel i am afraid i might not graduate
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replied January 10th, 2011
Re: bruising easily headaches pain
[quote="bethan61"]hi im 16 ...
i have had seriously painful headaches in my forehead lately and when i saw the docter they said it was synacitus ( i dont know how to spell it) and they gave me some antibiotics and it went away .. but about 2 weeks later it was back witha vengence and it happens every day .. sometimes reducing me to tears .. and i have recently noticed that i have started to bruise easily ... when i lean against things, when people brush past me and things that previously i wouldnt have thought twice about but now they bruise me and at the time can be very painful whereas before .. like i said ... i wouldnt even notice . what could it be?[/quote I am the same age the doctor told me pre leukimia my bruises have red spots in them. If you experience muscle pain loss of appetite bleeding wounds that dont heal. Leukimia is waht it sounds like I started off with bruises, headaches. I would get blood work done if I was you. If it is pre leukimia it is not realy serious. Just dont drink heavily or eat mushrooms cause youy can bleed to death from the bruising.
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replied January 10th, 2011
Re: could it be leukemia
Lovebear2011 wrote:
Hello im 18. in the past few months i have been very week and getting lots of bruising with someone barley even touching me. i have been tested for thyroid problems and even lupus. i was told i have a low white blood cell count and that its not normal but that was the last i have heard from him. i am starting to bruise alot more and its starting to worry me. what could be wrong could it be leukemia

Hate to say it is definetly Leukimia. I have pre leukimia nothing wrong with my white blood cells. I bruise with red spots in it from internal bleeding get pains in my muscles my platelets are at 90 my red blood cells are abnormal. Youre condition sounds bad.
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replied March 25th, 2011
I would suggest going to a doctor, getting a second (or third) opinion, and seeking natural treatments. It isn't normal to have bruising, painful spots, etc, but people are jumping the gun about cancer here. Hyperthyroidism and lack of fatty tissue can cause the same thing. A lot of these things can be helped with diet, purest colloids, and exercise.
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replied October 12th, 2011
Hi, I'm 14 years old and I have noticed that I bruise extremely easily. I recently discovered about 5-7 bruises on one leg/knee. There wasn't any hit or bumping of the sort. I also have experienced frequent nosebleeds throughout my life. Should this be a cause for concern?
NOTE: This isn't the only time I've noticed random bruising.
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replied October 12th, 2011
*bruises*
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replied May 23rd, 2012
my names is kailtyn im 15 and i used to never bruise and recently iv been briuseing easy. i have bruises all over my body from scratching and there huge. i dont understand why this just randomly started happening. im a vegitarian and my mom thinks that might have something to do with it. what should i do?
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replied December 13th, 2012
Hello,

I am a 22 year old female. Over the past tree/four months I have been experiencing really bad bruising that comes out of the middle of no where along with frequent infections and fevers. I have also been having bone pain in my femur and clavical. Some days I am so tired that I can't get out of bed to eat. I have lost about 15 lbs over the last month and a half. I went to my primary and she ran blood work, but everything has come up normal so far. She said that I was probably just bruising easuly and not to worry. She referred me to an ENT because of my sinus infections, and said if I was truly concerned she could refer me to a hematologist. I took the referral to the hematologist at a local cancer center. My roommate also started taking pictures of the bruising. When I showed them to the hematologist she agreed that there was definitely something going on, but she was a tad confused that the bruising was this bad, but my CBC was normal. She ran another CBC along with a full Von Willibrand's panel, a thyroid test and some other thing. I go back tomorrow to get those tests. She told me not to take any sort of blood thinners for two weeks because they need to run a lot more extensive testing. She never said that cancer was ruled out, but my primary had mentioned it as a possibilities. Does anyone have any ideas? I'm desperate.
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