unexplained bruises

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   Posted 4/6/2009 10:29 PM (GMT -6)   
hey i was just wondering if anyone else has experienced unexplained bruising? i keep having bruises show up out of nowhere only on my shins from time to time. and i haven't been knocking into anything. they show up in the same spots too. does anyone know what can cause this?

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   Posted 4/6/2009 10:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Which meds are you on? Some of the steroids cause ridiculously easy bruising. I think a vitamin C deficiency can also cause it, but I could be wrong about that.

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   Posted 4/6/2009 10:43 PM (GMT -6)   
If yoru bruises are large and deep purple then please please get a cbc. Not trying to add to any stress, but my mother had leukemia and bruised huge deep dark bruises from just tapping against somehting,
DX in 2000, (Mild to Moderate)  take Pentasa, Lexapro, Multivitamin AVOID WHEAT AND DAIRY, as well as fried foods.
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   Posted 4/6/2009 11:47 PM (GMT -6)   
nah they arent like that, they are smallish and some are brown others blueish/purplish/brown.

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   Posted 4/6/2009 11:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I get them too, I think I can call them unexplained because I don't pay enough attention if I bang into something but then notice this horrible looking bruise a day later...as I was just at another post on the board here and was explaining that rubbing extra virgin olive oil on bruises heals them quickly, try it and see.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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   Posted 4/7/2009 1:00 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks for that =), i'm not on steroids i take salofalk so i dont think its the meds!
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