Hello everyone. I'm desperately hoping someone can help me.
For ten years now, since I was 21, I've been getting bruises for NO reason. I'm not talking about bruising easily. I'm talking about bruises that come from nowhere.
I'll get them on top of my feet or on my arms and they're usually small and dark redish-brown, but not always. Just last week, I had matching bruises on each of my arms, a few inches above my elbows, on the back of my arms. They've just now gone away.
Every time I've looked up unexplained brusing I just get directed to sites that say you can bruise easily if you take lots of ibuprofen and stuff like that. I haven't been able to find anything that talks about getting bruises for NO reason.
I've never gone to see a doctor about it and for the past five years or so I haven't had much money and I've got no health insurance, so I won't be seeing a doctor anytime soon.
Please, any info you can give me will be appreciated.
Last edited by Acornn; 09-06-2007 at 08:02 PM.
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One fairly common cause for bruising is inadequate Vitamin C intake. You might try taking a Vitamin C supplement for a few weeks to see if that helps.
If that doesn't do it, I think it would be wise to see a doctor. Do you have nosebleeds? Drink alcohol?
I've never taken a vitamin C supplement but I do take a multivitamin and potassium supplement. I don't drink, smoke or do drugs and yes, over the past couple years I've had three minor nose bleeds but that's caused by my allergies.
If this has been going on for ten years now,i really do think it is high time you see a doc about this at least to have some simple bloodwork done.you just really DO need to see what the levels are.check into some clinics in your area about low cost health care.if you cannot pay,there are options.just try looking in the front of your phone book,it usually lists various numbers for specific low cost items like doc visits at particular clinics.and other state run programs.you really do need to at least have some basic bloodwork done. FB
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