Why would fibro make you get bruises.

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   Posted 5/24/2010 8:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Just wondering if anyone else has bruises. Mine are mostly on my legs.

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   Posted 5/24/2010 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I get random bruises all over the places, but mostly on my legs as well. I've been led to believe that it's my NSAID medication, but I'm not sure. I guess it could be fibro related.

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   Posted 5/24/2010 9:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I also bruise easily.  I always have though.  I don't know if it's part of fibro or not.

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   Posted 5/24/2010 10:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I get them also, all over my body. You should see me if I have had to do a task where I have had to reach into a small place, or climb on a ladder. I seem to get them in the less fleshy areas of my body when I lean up against something for awhile. I think that I have seen it listed as being a symptom of fibro before. I know that I have a tendancy toward being anemic (which also goes with fibro), so I have wondered if it was maybe related to this.

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   Posted 5/24/2010 10:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I always bump into things cause I am tired or balance off a bit. I tend to bruise on my thighs and hands.
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   Posted 5/24/2010 12:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I also bruise easily. I bruised a lot when I was taking either asprin or advil. I can't take either of those anymore.
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   Posted 5/24/2010 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Quite often I find bruises on the insides of my thighs down to my knees (and it is not from se  x).  The bruises fit my fingers exactly.  I think it is from me clenching in my sleep.  My fingers also not only my joints but the long bones between my joints.
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   Posted 5/25/2010 4:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I have always bruised very easily, now I wonder if this is a fibro thing. Hmmm, very interesting. I think I will ask my Doc next time I see her. I just always assumed I was anemic as well.
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   Posted 5/25/2010 10:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I too get bruising especially on my legs sometimes two inches in diameter never ever remember bumping leg. I thought it was down to medication but maybe it is part of sensitivity of fibro. Gentle hugs.


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