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This is likely due to bruising from laying on it, or perhaps bumping it incidentally.
Bruising does not take very much to occur.
Those bumps are likely collections of blood that are called hematomas.
Medications: like aspirin or Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) increase the likelihoood of bruising.
The lack of pain is not uncommon in bruising.
Most bruises do NOT hurt as they are found by chance.
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Yes, I do take a baby aspirin every night but have been doing that for years. I recently began using tylenol pm occasionally since in the throes of menopause and sometimes have trouble sleeping
Do you bleed when you brush your teeth?
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Let me tell you something.
It sounds like you have a platelet problem.
they are the things in the blood that cause blood to clot.
When they're low in # XXXXX defective they cause these symptoms/.
What you need to do is this:
1. call the primary care physician (PCP) for an appointment
2. get a complete blood count (CBC) to look at the platelet count
3. if low, then an evaluation needs to be done to explain it
4. if normal, the a bleeding time test can be done to make sure the ones you have are working correctly
That is the very simple and straightforward work-up for this disorder.
It takes about one week to complete.
I would stop the aspirin for now and see if that helps.
aspirin affects platelets and stops them from working
Ok, I'll follow your advice. thanks
Bruising is a COMMON side effect of aspirin and starts abrupto
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