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Old 09-09-2007, 07:52 PM   #1
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Bruises

Does anyone find that they bruise really easily and it takes a long time for these bruises to heal? Is this something that is a lupus symptom?? I constantly have bruises on my legs and sometimes my arms...I never know how they got there.....I did hit my leg the other day on the corner of a table and you would think someone had beaten me....it's completely black and purplish and looks really horrible!

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Lisa

 
Old 09-10-2007, 02:48 AM   #2
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Re: Bruises

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Does anyone find that they bruise really easily and it takes a long time for these bruises to heal? Is this something that is a lupus symptom?? I constantly have bruises on my legs and sometimes my arms...I never know how they got there.....I did hit my leg the other day on the corner of a table and you would think someone had beaten me....it's completely black and purplish and looks really horrible!

Thanks,

Lisa
I bruise really easy now. I'm not sure if it is part of the lupus, or because of the Prednisone. Probably both. I swear you can just touch me and poof, a big ol' bruise will appear. Not pretty.

 
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Old 09-10-2007, 07:52 AM   #3
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Re: Bruises

I bruise very easily since going on the prednisone 23yrs ago and it gets worse the higher the dose gets, specially the hands and arms, as the skin becomes very fragile. The slightest bump will cause a raised ugly purple black mark,and sometimes they will bleed easily.I always carry tissue in case I bump myself while I am out. Since the skin is so fragile the capillaries right under it are easily opened and bleed alot.Keep your skin in really good shape, get a good moistuizer and put it on at least twice a day, I find this helps with the bruises tearing.i am not a doctor and you should be sure to talk to him about this. I have had lupus for 23yrs,so I am used to finding what works for me,outside of what the dr. can do. Also found vitamin C helps them heal faster and not be as bad when they happen. Hope this helps. indra23

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Old 09-10-2007, 07:47 PM   #4
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Re: Bruises

Thanks so much for the responses! I have not been diagnosed so am not on any medication (other than occ pain meds for my legs). Just wondered if this is something I should be concerned about.

Take care.

 
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