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Skin bruises and purple spots, On my arm above the left

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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??
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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 example

3. Liver disease

4. Kidney disease

5. Vitamin C and K deficiency

6. 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.

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