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02 Oct 2006

Bruising
I am waking up every day with new bruises on my arms and legs, for a couple of months now, totally unexplained. Some are big and light, others are tiny and very dark.
Could I have a vitamin deficiency? I am dieting quite strictly and still breastfeeding a 9 month old. I am on Nuzak for depression and Alzam for anxiety, could the bruises be a side effect of the medication?
I also had a malignant melanoma cut out of my back a few months ago, but I have had the all-clear on that. Could that have something to do with it?
I have never bruised easily before.
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CyberDoc
cyberdoc

01 Jan 0001

HI Sam
Please go to your GP and ask him to do a full blood count and to check your coagulation factors as soon as possible.
Causes of bruising easily or widespread bruising include:
Bleeding disorders like low platelets or coagulation factor abnormalities
Immune disorder
Leukemia
Aplastic anemia
Scurvy
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