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WHAT CAUSES UNKNOWN BRUISING OF THE SKIN.

Customer Question

bruising on the arms and legs
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 9 years ago.

Hello,

I want to get some more detail information about your problem-

How long it is there?

Do you have any other disease?

Do you take any medicine?

Waiting for your reply.

Thank you.

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
THIS HAS ACTUALLY HAPPENED TO MY HUSBAND AND TO MYSELF. HE (38YRS OLD) HAS A BRUISE ON BOTH ARMS AND I HAVE UNKNOWN BRUISES ON MY LEFT THIGH. I HAVE FIBROMYALGIA, TWO TOTAL HIP REPLACEMENTS. MY HUSBAND WAS DIAGNOSED IN 1992 WITH MARFAN SYNDROME. HE HASN'T REALLY BEEN BOTHERED BY IT THOUGH.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 9 years ago.
Thank you for the information.

For your husband the cause may be Marfan syndrome where there is connective tissue defect in blood vessels wall.

For you the cause is not clear. There are several factors which may play the role.

Blood disorder like decrease in platelet count, other blood factor disorder.

Liver disease

Vitamin c deficiency

Medications like aspirin, other analgesic, prednisolone, etc.

Sometimes aging of capillary and thinning skin also a factor.

If it continues you should have some investigations to find out any cause and consult your doctor for further management.

If you need further clarifications, I will be happy to explain you.

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