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I have unexplained bruising on my stomach and under each arm.

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I have unexplained bruising on my stomach and under each arm. Actually six different bruises.I do not remember hitiing myself anywhere.I also have an incisional hernia on the upper right part of my stomach.Can swelling cause this?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Internist replied 7 years ago.
Are you on any medications? What is your age? Are you asking if swelling can cause an incisional hernia?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Yes Nexium,paroxetine,listinpril.I am 53 years old.No I have an incisional hernia can this be causing the bruising, or should I be concerned.
Expert:  Internist replied 7 years ago.
First to answer your question regarding the incisional hernia and the answer is no it would have nothing to do with the bruising. Many times a person will have a bruise somewhere on their body without remembering any trauma however to have six bruises suggest a problem with blood clotting or possibly platelets or fragility of your small blood vessels. With that in mind you should be checked by your doctor with certain blood test looking at your platelets and clotting studies. Many times as people get older they will have capillary fragility But you are young for this problem.

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