Anonymous asked in HealthGeneral Health CareInjuries · 2 years ago

What can cause painful bruises with no cause of injury?

I've had two bruises show up in the past 2 weeks. The first on my thigh, and then another tonight on my inner upper arm. I don't remember doing anything to cause them. Today I woke up and could feel a slight throbbing pain in my arm. I thought maybe sleeping on my left side (weight on my arm) had cause a slight build up in a vein or something, but the sensation went away after 20 minute or so. Just now, I felt a pain in my arm. I touched it and it was very painful and I can see the area beneath my skin has darkened, but it's barely noticeable. Should I be worried? I'm only 23, follow a healthy vegan diet (although, with my stress levels I've been under-eating for the past week), and my body feels completely fine. I will admit I haven't been exercising much at all though due to severe anxiety and depression. My energy levels are great.

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago
    Best Answer

    To be on the side you should consult a doctor to rule out anything serious.

    A blood test to determine why the bleeding occurs.

    This lists bruising without injury and why.

    Cause due to what you eat (don't eat). Example iron deficiency = anemia, a known cause for constant bruising.

    In general unexplained bruises, can point a finger at more serious medical conditions, including:

    Effects of medications or supplements — aspirin, anticoagulants (blood thinners), corticosteroids, and dietary supplements, such as fish oil, ginkgo, ginger, and garlic

    A bleeding or clotting disorder

    Nutritional deficiencies of vitamins B12, C, K, or folic acid

    Inflammation of a blood vessel(s)

    Liver disease

    Sepsis — a widespread presence of infection-causing organisms or their toxins in the blood or tissues

    Chronic inflammatory diseases, e.g., lupus

    Certain cancers, including Hodgkin's disease, leukemia, or multiple myeloma

  • 2 years ago

    Bruises with unknown causes can be dangerous. We're talking about hemorrhage or cancer here. Visit your doctor ASAP

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