Bruising: Bleeding under skin leading to discoloration.
Introduction: Bruising is the body's normal response to local trauma or damage. Local bruising needs investigation to diagnose and treat the underlying cause of the bruising. Certain medical conditions such as bleeding disorders can also lead to more generalized or excessive bruising. People with these conditions bruise easily and more than normal. Some possibilities include hemophilia (genetic disease) and the lesser known and often undiagnosed Von Willebrand's disease. Any unexplained bruising needs medical investigation.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Bruising:
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Symptoms related to Bruising: bleeding (146), clotting symptoms (13)
Bruising type of: Bleeding symptoms (146)
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Possible causes of symptom: Bruising: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Bruising as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.
- Causes of bruising easily or widespread bruising include:
Medications or substances causing Bruising: The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Bruising as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
- Blood thinning medications
- Birth control pills
- Certain arthritis medications
- Certain diuretics
Conditions listing symptoms: Bruising: The following list of conditions have 'Bruising' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
Conditions listing complications: Bruising: The following list of conditions have 'Bruising' or similar listed as a complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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