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Iron= Bruises?

I've always had low iron, but lately I've been randomly bruising. Could the two be related?

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Asked by countrygirl1987 at 1:28 PM on Aug. 21, 2010 in Health

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  • They are related. Low iron causes easy bruising. Are you taking an iron suppliment?

    Answer by Marix3 at 1:30 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • I think so, blood disorders (and low iron affects blood) can cause easy bruising.

    Answer by scout_mom at 1:30 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • I am not. I took an iron vitamin during pregnancy.I am thinking of starting to take one again.

    Comment by countrygirl1987 (original poster) at 1:32 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • Definately start taking it again. I also have low iron & notice that I feel terrible & fatigued if I miss one day of my iron suppliment.

    Answer by Marix3 at 1:35 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • yes low iron can lead to easier bruising

    Answer by ms_mommy_sue at 1:35 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • Yes, mine is low and I bruise verrrrrrrrry easy.

    Answer by MyAngel003 at 1:44 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • I am anemia and have been for years,,, this could be your problem???
    Here is some info on it from the Mayo Clinic..

    Answer by BobbieJo286 at 2:11 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • Yup.

    Answer by 4time-mom at 3:39 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • Rather than taking a supplement, eat lots of iron rich foods, like kale (great in smoothies), chickpeas, lentils, etc. Be sure to include a vitamin C source with your iron source, to increase the absorbtion of the iron.

    You can find a complete list of iron rich foods here:


    Answer by rkoloms at 6:55 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

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