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Unexplained bruising

Causes of unexplained bruising and when you should see your doctor

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  • Ian Curtis 's photo avatar
    Ian Curtis — 10.01.2018 20:43
    Hi I'm 49 I'm male,I had a heart Attack 8 months ago,I had 3 stents put in,My Enjection fraction rate is 38%,I'm on blood thinners among other medications,I do get bruises easier because of the medication,But I just recently noticed bruises on my Elbows and 4 finger joints,Not really painful,I was hoping you could tell me why I'm bruising in just those places,Thanks Ian


  • Kezi's photo avatar
    Kezi — 30.12.2017 10:31
    my mum has been having sharp pains in her head and has woken up this morning with a black eye should I be worried as she doesn't want to go to the hospital


    • Earle's photo avatar
      Earle — 03.01.2018 12:44
      Hello Kezi Sharp pains in the head are often to do with degeneration of the vertebrae in the neck, which isn’t one for the hospital but a doctor should be seen if the pain is too much. Bruising can be a result of innocent knocks, so if the bruising around the eye doesn’t clear up after a week then she should again see a doctor.


  • Ashleigh 's photo avatar
    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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