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What causes you to bruise easy?
Apr 22, 2002

I am bruising real easy, you touch me and I get a bruise, other than being anemic what could it be?

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

What could be causing your bruising? Ummmm . . . maybe you live with Mike Tyson???

Kidding aside, anemia does not cause easy bruising; however, low platelets, called thrombocytopenia, are associated with easy bruisability. Other causes include medications, like aspirin or steroids.

So if you are living with Mike Tyson, move out. If you are still bruising easily, see your doctor for an evaluation.

Good luck.

Dr. Bob


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