Is Bruising Easily A Sign Of Hiv

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Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...Volume (MCV) measures the average volume (size) of individual red blood cells. A low MCV means that the cells are smaller than normal. This is usually caused by an iron deficiency or chronic disease. A high MCV can be caused by HIV medications. This is not dangerous. However, a high MCV can indicate megaloblastic anemia, where red blood cells are large and pale. This is caused by a shortage of folic acid. While the MCV measures the average...
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Bruising of the Skin

Since Nov 21, 2003, I have been clean from crystal meth. Shortly there after, in March 2004 I found out my status as being HIV+. From that point on, I have taken an active role in my healthcare. Recently I have noticed tat my skin is bruising...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...You may need to have your platelet count checked as well as bleeding indices. Also avoiding NSAIDs such as aspirin or ibuprofen may decreased bruising/bleeding in some patients. Avoiding excessive UV light and seeing a dermatologist Read more »

Bruising Easily--Am I Positive?

I am HIV-negative, but I have safe sex (no penetration) with my HIV-positivepartner. He has been positive for 12 years, and one noticable symptom he has is that he bruiseseasily, and bruises take a long time to heal. Suddenly, I am having the same...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question.In your post, you state that you have tested HIV negative. If you aretesting HIV negative at the time that you're showing symptoms, it indicatesthat your symptoms are not HIVRead more »

I bruise very easy

I'm HIV+ VL undetectable and cd4 40%, my current medication is Atripla and before that I was on Truvad, Norvir and Lexiva. My question is that I bruise really easily. If I push on my skin or tap something a bruise will appear after a few days. I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Some patients have easy bruising for unclear reasons. Taking drugs like aspirin or ibuprofen can contribute to that in some patients. Other platelet disorders, vitamin K deficiency, liver problems and other conditions can cause easy bruising. ... Read more »

Always Cold & Bruises Easily

I am always cold and I bruise very easily are these external symptoms of Anemia? Justine
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...include shortness of breath, dizziness, pounding in the ears, fatigue, rapid heartbeat, and headache. The fact that you are bruising easily may be indicative of a clotting problem. Your physician definitely should evaluate these unpleasant... Read more »
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