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Does she had previous history of bruises?
Is there any pain on site of bruises?
Any known heart disease?
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she has no history of bruising and there is no pain at the site of bruises on her upper thighs. She reports no history of heart disease or any current concern about that.
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Dear,Mary C. Brown
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Thanks for the valuable info you had given.I've taken a close look at your question & the reply and come up with the following answer:
The most common causes of bruises your mother is having are:due toelderly age capillary walls become more fragile and prone to rupture.
Other causes are:liver diseases like cirrhosis of the liver, hepatitis, platelet disorders, marfan syndrome, von willebrand's disease, bone marrow disorders, antibodiesanti-FVIIIc syndrome and cushing's syndrome, blood clotting abnormalities.
The first thing she need is to have blood tests & ultrasound scan so as to know the exact cause. zinc and folic acid or vitamin C supplements help prevent easy bruising.
Although the medications she is taking is safe & does not cause bruises but Enalapril & Abilify (Aripiprazole) maycause bruises rarely.
Following tips will help her greatly in treating the bruise:For first 48 hours:Ice the area on and off. Put ice in a plastic bag, wrap the bag in a towel.Do not apply ice directly to the skin. Wrap the icepack in a towel.The cold reduces the blood flow to the area and therefore limits bleeding into the skin and reduces the size of the bruise. After 48 hours of bruising: heat in the form of a warm washcloth appliedto the bruise for 10 minutes or so 2 or 3 times a day increase blood flow tothe bruised area allowing the skin to reabsorb the blood more quickly.
Exact diagnosis can only be made after physical & clinicalexamination.So I advice her to make an appointment with her doctor for the bloodtests & examination to know the exact cause & then treatment will bedone accordingly.
These two medications may be re consider as they can cause bruise as side effects.Also intercation of these medications will also be considered.
Till then she can follow the above decsribed tips.It will help her greatly in symptomtic relief.
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