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Unexplained bruising

Causes of unexplained bruising and when you should see your doctor

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  • Patricia's photo avatar
    Patricia — 11.02.2018 19:13
    I'm 71 and get brusies on my fingers but have not hurt myself they just come up

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      Earle — 12.02.2018 08:59
      Hello Patricia Since this has been happening for a while you should ask your doctor for the reasons explained in the article.

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    Patricia — 11.02.2018 19:13
    I'm 71 and get brusies on my fingers but have not hurt myself they just come up

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    Ian Curtis — 10.01.2018 19:43
    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

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      Earle — 17.01.2018 17:20
      Hello Ian Sorry for the delay in answering. I’m afraid I’m not sure why those areas are more prone to bruising. I suspect it is because there is very little body fat to provide cushioning.

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