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Lupus and Bruising
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Hey y'all!
I keep getting these unexplained bruises all over my body? I don't remember bumping into anything, yet still I keep bruising! Does this happen to anyone else?
Hugs, Niecy.
Posted on 10/17/07, 12:39 am
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Reply #1 - 10/17/07  6:12am
" Hi Niecy,
I have lots of bruises-mostly on my legs, some that have been there since April! My rheumy said they were a sign of lupus- of course! Have a great day! Lyn "
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Reply #2 - 10/17/07  8:15am
" YES, I HAVE THEM ALL OVER BOTH LEGS, WHEN I ASKED MY RHEUM SHE SAID IT'S APART OF LUPUS. YEA, BLAME EVERYTHING ON LUPUS. I WENT TO THE MEDICINE DR. AND HE'S RUNNING TEST TO MAY SURE THAT THEY ARE NOT FROM BLOOD CLOTS. HANG IN THERE KID IT'S GOT TO GET BETTER FOR US ALL. BIG HUG....:>)BELIEF "
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Reply #3 - 10/17/07  1:07pm
" Bruises are a mainstay of this disease, I think. Not only just small bruises, but hemmoraging into my legs when I get a bump or bruise. They seem to last forever. I am trying arnica montana and arnica cream from the homeopathic store. Will keep you posted. Oh, also heard that drinking pineapple juice helps quell bruising...
Rosemary "
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Reply #4 - 10/17/07  1:36pm
" THANK YOU FOR ASKING!!!! I have been getting bruises, big and small and some really ugly, I never thought it was related...and I never remember bumping into anything or getting hurt in any way. keep me in the loop!! hugs, Jen "
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Reply #5 - 10/17/07  6:35pm
" Are you taking prednisone? One of the side of effects of prednisone is thinning skin, thus making it susceptible to easy bruising. "
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Reply #6 - 10/18/07  1:32pm
" Well I am on coumadine so brusing is a way of life but I get these little round purple dots. I showed them to the MD and you'll never guess what they said! Yeah it's from the lupus.Even has a name for it that I cannot think of right now.
Watch for bleeding gums, that and brusing may be a sign of something not good. You should see your doctor to be safe.........DJM "
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Reply #7 - 10/18/07  3:29pm
" Glad someone asked!!! I have been getting small to medium bruises on my legs for about 15 years - starts in the spring and lasts through fall every year. No Dr. ever could figure it out, not even the blood work. Until now, with my rheumatologist, who says it is a trait of lupus.
But I never knew of anyone else who experienced these. Interesting!
Yvonne "
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Reply #8 - 10/18/07  10:44pm
" I keep getting brusies also, and rashes under my arm pit, I get sick once a month. Really strange, no one seems to understand. Depressed alot, feel like I am nuts. i am hoping to fine some comfort here. "
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Reply #9 - 02/15/11  9:51pm
" im getting bruises aswell, i have them on my chin and on my legs.... im also having yellow spots... i have all the syptoms of lupus but my 1 blood test came back negative n my doctors brushed it off when they were theones who told me about my sypmtoms seem like i have lupus... r u getting yellow spots aswell? "
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Reply #10 - 02/16/11  5:42pm
" I also have lots of bruising, especially on my legs. They last forever !!!
I recently had tons of bloodwork done by a hemotolgist/oncologist, so I asked him about all the bruising. He said there was no need to worry about them unless I starting actually bleeding. Like bloody nose, or from rectum, etc.

So, I guess the thinning of skin causes the bruises to show more, Oh, all this is so crazy and in one word, SUCKS!!!!!

MyaR, I have NO yellow spots. "

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