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longleggedgal Thu 05-Dec-19 20:34:52

For a few weeks now I've noticed I keep getting random bruises come up on my legs, no where else just me legs. I have no recollection of hurting or knocking myself and some of them hurt especially the one on my knee. I've scared myself to death googling and now I'm terrified to make a doctors appointment incase it's what doctor google said. Anyone ever experienced this?

P.s please take no notice of the hairs on my legs I've been growing them for a wax confusedblush

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longleggedgal Thu 05-Dec-19 20:36:56

There a few more bruises but mn will only leg my upload 3 images. The others aren't as bad but there still there. The only on my knee is massive and is quite tender.

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TreesSandSea Thu 05-Dec-19 20:39:56

GP stat.

Might be something straightforward and easily fixed eg with some vit supplements or iron.

If it isn’t, you’re in the right place.

TheCatsWhisker Thu 05-Dec-19 20:41:57

I had this and it was low platelets, go and get checked out. May not be this but I would find out.

Akire Thu 05-Dec-19 20:43:16

I think you will have to go to the GP, you may knock leg and not notice but it’s really hard to get that sort of bruise on a boney part like a knee without some injury. Be Brave!

Elieza Thu 05-Dec-19 20:47:02

Defo docs appointment. Prob just need some tablets or something to fix it but you can’t leave this. It’s blood leaking out into places it shouldn’t be. What happens if it happens somewhere that people can see like your face. Or internally. Please phone tomorrow as it’s getting hard to get appointments this time of year as everyone wants theirs before Christmas and there are lots of people with bugs. If you phone ASAP you have a better chance of being seen sooner.

longleggedgal Thu 05-Dec-19 20:48:47

Thank you all I know I need to be brave and just go. I'm thinking though if it was something bad the bruises would be other parts of my body and not just my legs?
@Akire I generally have not knocked and that's what's more worrying because it looks nasty. You'd expect a bruise to look that bad after a fall or something.

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ATowelAndAPotato Thu 05-Dec-19 20:52:03

Just popping in to agree with pp, def worth getting checked out, they can tell all sorts from simple blood tests these days.

Starlight456 Thu 05-Dec-19 20:53:21

Just want to echo what others have said . Do get it checked out.

cakeandchampagne Thu 05-Dec-19 20:55:39

Please go get it checked.
Maybe later you can say we all got excited about nothing. smile

FrangipaniBlue Thu 05-Dec-19 21:02:36

I had this a few months ago - only on my legs and I looked like I'd been beaten up!

Literally came up before my eyes and I was shitting myself, rang DH in tears.....

Doctors did every blood test they could think of and then some, all came back clear and in fact the GP said I was "extremely healthy".

The only explanation they could come up with was that it was a build up of steroids in my body from my preventer inhaler.

FrangipaniBlue Thu 05-Dec-19 21:03:40

Deffo go get it checked though - I was seen by an emergency GP straight away and she was quite concerned when she first saw me

Nishky Thu 05-Dec-19 21:45:19

@FrangipaniBlue that is interesting as I take a steroid inhaler and had the same thing- the doctor didn’t say it could be that, but did do blood tests to rule everything out.

LurkerMortificado Thu 05-Dec-19 21:50:20

The only explanation they could come up with was that it was a build up of steroids in my body from my preventer inhaler.

Snap! I had this and this is what the doctor said after loads of tests.

cortex10 Thu 05-Dec-19 21:53:55

Do you take a ibuprofen for pain relief?- I started to get bruises when in a lot of pain with a frozen shoulder and taking nurofen regularly.

FrangipaniBlue Thu 05-Dec-19 22:15:50

@Nishky the emergency GP I first saw didn't mention it at all, it was my own GP when I went back for the follow on appt.

I was also having night sweats.

Had 3 months off my preventer over summer and it all went away.

I'm back on it for winter as that's when my breathing is most affected so we'll see if any of it comes back! smile

TowelNumber42 Thu 05-Dec-19 22:19:41

I was anaemic. Took on more iron and after 4-6 weeks no more easy bruising.

longleggedgal Thu 05-Dec-19 23:27:22

@FrangipaniBlue Jesus that looks awful! I too have been suffering with night sweats and read the side affects to my anti depressants (citalopram) and night sweats were one of them. I'm going to call the doctors tomorrow and get seen. Thanks everyone.

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happy97 Thu 05-Dec-19 23:33:57

I have an underactive thyroid and I get random bruises as one of my symptoms.

FrangipaniBlue Fri 06-Dec-19 05:51:31

Hope you get sorted @longleggedgal smile

Violetroselily Fri 06-Dec-19 12:10:34

I got alot of unexplained bruises when taking sertraline - may be a side effect of citalopram too?

Penhaligon Fri 06-Dec-19 12:25:27

My bruises were caused by an under active thyroid too.

triballeader Fri 06-Dec-19 12:47:12

Please get this checked if only for your piece of mind.
Hopefully your GP can sort this out for you.

Mine, added with other symptoms when put together, turned out to be from VonWilliebrands Type1.

cleowasmycat Fri 06-Dec-19 13:02:23

i had the same thing. Am now on HRT

LaurieSchafferIsAllBitterNow Fri 06-Dec-19 13:21:19

I bruise like that too...also have an underactive thryroid, and a few years back had a series of blood tests after taking the bruises to the GP.

First one showed very low platelet levels but subsequently they returned to normal. GP seemed to think it was a few issues but had resolved
Auto immune/Hashimotos, low iron, bad dose of flu possible glandular fever

It's never been as bad as it was then so I haven't been back!

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