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Offline Lauren5353

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For some reason I keep getting painful bruises all over my knees. The weird thing is I haven't fallen or done ANYTHING to cause the bruising. Today it was so bad that I couldn't even walk. I feel and see the bruises, there is just no explanation as to why I am getting them. It has been going on for a few weeks and now I'm starting to get concerned. What could this mean?

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Lauren
« Last Edit: 30/01/2009 21:11:12 by chris »


 

Offline Lauren5353

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Re: Why am I bruising so easily, especially my knees?
« Reply #1 on: 29/01/2009 02:18:34 »
To add onto that last post... I am only 17 so I doubt it's arthritis or anything like that.
 

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Re: Why am I bruising so easily, especially my knees?
« Reply #2 on: 29/01/2009 02:23:56 »
Is the pain at the:

•Front of the knee?
•Inside of the knee?
•Outside of the knee?
•In the back of the knee?
 

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Re: Why am I bruising so easily, especially my knees?
« Reply #3 on: 29/01/2009 02:26:43 »
Do you play any sports?
 

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Re: Why am I bruising so easily, especially my knees?
« Reply #4 on: 29/01/2009 07:52:53 »
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Unexplained bruising

Unexplained bruising or blood spots under the skin can be related to a number of different possible causes including:


Blood or clotting disorders.

Adverse reactions or side effects from medication.

Poor nutrition (including vitamin C and K deficiencies).

A family history of abnormal bleeding or bruising.


Often the cause remains unidentified and is insignificant.

I would suggest that you arrange a simple blood test through your GP, to check out your general blood picture and clotting ability and ask if they are able to identify any treatable cause for your symptoms.

Yours sincerely

Dr John Pillinger, GP
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