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Dr Basu
Dr Basu, Doctor (other than dermatologist)
Category: Dermatology
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Experience:  MD
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Skin bruises and purple spots JA: OK. The Doctor will need

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Skin bruises and purple spots
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Customer: On my arm above the left wrist I continually have large blotches of purple appearing to be broken capillaries Ind the skin. What MEDS are available to help this condition??
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should be aware of?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
Hi there,This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist. I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.Bruises are commonly caused by the blood thinning medications like aspirin, plavix etc.Other possibilities include:1. Clotting factor deficiency --von Willebrand for example3. Liver disease4. Kidney disease5. Vitamin C and K deficiency6. Malignancies --bone marrow involvement.You should increase vitamin C intake 250 mg daily, and more green leafy vegetables for vitamin K.Apply moisturizer on the skin --Eucerin is a good one.Please see a hematologist for further evaluation.Best wishes,It was my pleasure to help you today.If I have answered all your questions, Please rate my response Excellent (click on the 5th star).Please bookmark my profile for fast, reliable and authentic answers!This is the link to my profile: