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Strange bruises

(13 Posts)
FarelyKnuts Sat 04-May-13 01:11:53

I have a very large bruise on the top of my foot/ankle (and it's sore) but no recollection of doing anything to get it, then when I checked I have three other bruises, two on my legs and one on the inside of my arm.
I haven't fallen, no one has hit me, surely I would notice if I banged myself hard enough to cause multiple bruises?
Anyone have any ideas on spontaneously appearing bruises?

FarelyKnuts Sat 04-May-13 11:11:39

Bump for the daytime crowd

Elibean Sat 04-May-13 13:25:49

There are platelet conditions that can cause this, or you may just have forgotten something that could have caused it (sounds daft I know, but I've done this when busy/rushing around/stressed!).

I would get GP to check you over. Some spontaneous bruising can point to underlying conditions that need treating.

FarelyKnuts Sat 04-May-13 16:23:00

Thanks Elibean I thought that initially, that I had just done it accidentally and not remembered but there are multiple bruises. Surely I'd remember at least one?
Guess I better mention it to the GP just in case, seems silly to go for a few bruises though.

lisad123everybodydancenow Sun 05-May-13 23:25:23

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FarelyKnuts Mon 06-May-13 11:41:29

Thanks Lisa. I will mention it to my GP next time Im there.

FarelyKnuts Wed 08-May-13 11:53:37

GP took some blood tests, is a bit concerned about poor immunity (flu and repeated throat abscess and infections lately) and chronic tiredness as well as the bruising. Should have results Monday.
Bit concerned myself now! I thought it would be "oh you are prob just clumsy and didn't realise".

Elibean Wed 08-May-13 14:06:45

Odds are it's something easy to sort out smile

Well done for going!

FarelyKnuts Wed 08-May-13 14:21:36

Thanks. Not much point in worrying until I know more. Am definitely staying away from Dr Google as well hmm

Elibean Wed 08-May-13 14:35:26

Ah yes, definitely stay away from dr G!

I had a friend at secondary school who bruised easily. She had a platelet deficiency, which was easily treated. Honestly, I wouldn't worry. If you've had a bad bout of viruses and infections recently, you may just be generally below par - in which case, you'll be eligible for TLC and treats smile

lisad123everybodydancenow Wed 08-May-13 15:48:19

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FarelyKnuts Wed 08-May-13 16:36:18

TLC and Treats would be nice. Haven't told anyone ie:DP there is any reason to need them though just yet. No use worrying two of us.

lisad123everybodydancenow Mon 20-May-13 06:42:42

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