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Unexplained bruising

Causes of unexplained bruising and when you should see your doctor

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    Ashleigh — 15.10.2017 21:53
    I'm 24 year old and female I have been noticing bruises on my legs and think to myself they will go soon and now there getting worse I have lines of little bruises down the outside of each thigh now my hands have started sheading skin should I seek medical help.

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      Earle — 16.10.2017 13:27
      Hello Ashleigh Yes, you need to see your doctor about this.

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    john — 30.09.2017 10:01
    hello, I have just turned 80, I go dancing and am in good health, however I am getting bruises on my arms and face more frequently the last few days.

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      Earle — 02.10.2017 10:17
      Hello John If this doesn't resolve in a couple of days or so I'd recommend seeing your doctor if you're taking a medication or suffer a health condition as listed above. We have just begun selling an Arnica cream, specifically for bruising, should you wish to address the bruising yourself.

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    Lillian — 24.08.2017 03:39
    Hello Im a 59yrs old woman on warafrin.I'm a diabetic Type2 and I just noticed a purple bruise above my Left eye Can you explain why this is I haven't had before.

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      Earle — 24.08.2017 09:28
      Hello Lillian Warfarin is known as a low safety margin drug, meaning it has to be prescribed within very small margins of error. Small changes in the chemistry of your blood, such as caused by alterations in your diet, can mean the dose needs rechecking by your doctor.

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