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I keep getting little bruises all over my body. today i

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i keep getting little bruises all over my body. today i found one on my ribs in the center...they usually are on the arms or legs...i don't take asprin or blood thinners...46 years old.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Su S replied 7 years ago.


Sorry for the problem.
Please let me know a little more about the symptoms to answer you better.Since how long do you get the bruises? Any other symptom? Any test ? On any medication? Any significant past illness?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

I was told i have fibromyalgia?? On estrogen, for years, and 10mg of Lexapro for years. no changes in med. I have a ton of tigger points..but the bruises are not where i touched them, so that's why it's weird. i am being tested for a genentic colon cancer gene..haven't heard back...i have had a hysterectomy 8 years ago...and my dad/mom had heart issue and were diabetics. i am 46 and weigh 135. never had a weight problem...i did have a huge surgery on 9/11 to remove a brochcial genentic cyst attached to my aeorta and beginning to block my trachea...they did a right thoracotomy to do this....

....a few months ago i thought i had gallstones, but after one bad day, that stomach pain never came back...and scans showed no stones....i did have to have several trigger injections back in april into my upper abdomen and legs for pain....

sorry for spelling errors...

Expert:  Dr Su S replied 7 years ago.
Thank you for the input.

I shall try my best to explain the condition. Some people get easy bruising, often the cause is not found. Bruising is worrisome when it develops recently, accompanied by other symptoms like bleeding from nose, gut or with urine, frequent large ones, swelling of lymph glands etc. Without trauma also , it can appear from sudden exertion, exercise. How as it is repeating, you should get an examination by doctor. He can run blood tests for coagulation factor, platelets to exclude any deficiency.

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