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Bruising easily

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    simra — 29.03.2017 11:26
    hi, im getting random bruises on my legs and arms and when someone slaps me or any sort of contact causes another bruise. these bruises are painful and they are causing fever. I don't understand whats wrong.


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      Earle — 29.03.2017 15:19
      Hello Simra As you've read on this page, there are innocent and not-so innocent causes of bruising. I'm afraid I can't say which one applies to you and so you must arrange to see a doctor to have the cause established.


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Redheaded women are more prone to bruising than brunettes or women with black hair, according to researchers and it is also generally thought that women also bruise more easily than men.

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