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For months now, I've dealt with bruising all over my legs…

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For months now, I've...

For months now, I've dealt with bruising all over my legs and petechiae on my arms. I've had blood work done but it's all normal. I take vitamins as well. The doc thought it was coming from Kenalog injections but I had the last one in mid-October and the bruising is getting worse. Kenalog should be out of my system. Thoughts?

Doctor's Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?

Nothing seems to make the bruising worse or better but carrying something as light as a purse or laptop seems to make the petechiae worse occasionally. I've not noticed any swelling.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I've lost about 25 pounds over the last couple of years, without trying.

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 6 months ago
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Hello , I am Dr Saleem . I will be answering your query shortly .
Have you had any tests done for this ? What’s your age and gender ? Any past medical issues ? Have you ever used longterm steroids ? Why were you advised kenalog?
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Female/52 years old. I have pinched nerves and neuropathy. I was getting depamedrol injections but it was changed to kenalog. The injections are every 3 months. We will be switching back to depamedrol but I'm starting to think the kenalog is not the issue.
Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 6 months ago

Well the only thing there can be steroids that cause skin thinning and easy bruisability . It can be irreversible if used for longer duration. You should get complete blood counts ( for platelet counts ) and complete clotting profile to rule out any blood related disorder. If ruled out then specific tests for functioning of platelets can be done too.

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Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 6 months ago

I am sorry as i am unable to take calls at the moment. Exogenous steroids are the most important cause of such presentation. But as i said we need to find out whether your blood cell counts , clotting system and platelet functioning are alright or not.

Once done , we can stretch is further to rule out other possible causes like Cushings syndrome for example.

I am available to answer any further related queries

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Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 6 months ago

Excessive alcohol intake can also be a cause so you may need to see that if its a factor in your case. Take vitamin C too as its deficiency can lead to easy bruising .

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Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 6 months ago

Let me know if you have any more queries.

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Wishing you a healthy life.

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