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Randomly / easily bruising. 22 male, scared

Hi everyone,

I'm a 22-year-old male and a few days ago I noticed a few bruises on my body. There were only a few, one on my arm, one on my side, and one on my leg, but it was bizarre because I didn't remember how I got those. In the days since, I've bumped myself twice and bruises have formed. There's also this area on my leg that seems to have developed a little larger of a bruise overnight(??). I'm terrified of leukemia. I don't think I have any other symptoms.

I don't normally bruise easily. I used to take fish oil pills a few years ago (1000mg in the pill and apparently 300mg of whatever the good fats are, twice per days) and I don't think I ever got any weird bruising from this. I started taking them again a few months ago and I'm wondering if this would cause this bruising now? How long should I wait to see a doctor? I took note of this 3 days ago and I'm having so much anxiety right now.
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replied January 6th, 2019
Hello and welcome to EHF, I have read and understood your question.

Bruising occurs when blood in collected under the skin due to breakage if blood vessels.

It can be due to diseases, like scurvy in which blood vessels are weakened, or due to medications such as steroid ,aspirin etc.
Fish oil decreases blood clotting and hence can be the cause of your problems.

You should stop taking it and contact your physician to rule out other causes.

I hope it helps ,thank you for trusting EHF
Dr Khalil
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