i was wondering if any of you ladies have any advice to give me.  For about three months (maybe longer)  my legs have been bruising really easily.  At first they started off as small bruises.  But, it seems the longer it goes on, the worse the bruises get.  Right now, I have a gigantic bruise on my calf, about 3 inches long, and and 1 1/2 inches wide, its all black and  purple, and looks terrible.  I don't even remember hurting myself.  Any given day, you can find at least 7 or more bruises on my leg, and I don't remember where they came from.  Yesterday, I was walking, and all of a sudden, the top part of my left leg started throbbing, and it hurt terrible, brought me to tears. It happened off and on yesterday.  I looked last night, and I have a small bruise on my hip, and a small blue streak leading from it.  Maybe I hit it good enough it bruised the vein badly, but I don't remember.  Does anyone know anything about it? 

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DazeD...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 12:41 PM You need to go to the doctor because that is not normal. Are you on blood thinners or take aspirin everyday? I would definitely have that checked out especially if this is something new and on going.

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jleig...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 12:46 PM I think I am going to make an appointment for some extensive blood work.

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Total...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 12:52 PM there are some conditions that cancause you to bruise easily, but what you're describing doesn't fall into those categories.... definitely get it checked out....

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josep...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 2:04 PM

my 5 y o went through a time where he was brusing from head to toe. the doc took his blood and said it was something that just comes and goes. something about where his blood is low of something.....sorry it was 2 years ago i was just thankful he was ok.

pinch urself on ur arm not real hard and if it leaves a bruse diffantly go get it check.

people had me worried with joseph telling me it was a sign of cancer :o(

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jleig...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 2:40 PM Its mainly just my legs... I am going to start taking some vitamins... and see if it helps.

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