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#1 lizzie


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Posted 20 August 2007 - 12:39 AM

Recently I've noticed not not only do I get many more bruises which take absolutey ages to disappear but when they eventually do I am left with permanent skin discolouration. Does anyone else experience this? I had considered that might be due to the iloprost I now have, but the problem started prior to that. Keep forgetting to ask about it when I go for appts, but I do know that my bloods show normal clotting times, WBC , Hb etc so not particularly concerned. Just wondered if it was just another of those annoying SSc related things?

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 02:35 AM

lizzie, I get bruises very very easily, and they stay for a long time too. Usually I get the bruises to a same places, but I haven't noticed a permamnent skin discolouration so far. :o Wonder why it happens to you tough.

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 04:56 AM

I bruise very easily and like you, they hang around a long time. Now that I'm on Coumadin, the bruises are darker and last longer. However, when they are finally gone, there is no residual discoloration.

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 02:22 PM

I bruise very easily. Just the other day I asked my husband if I should call the doctor because it looks like I have been beaten. I don't remember how I got most of them. I also got a bruise three years ago and there is still discoloration there. I looked up bruising on the web and it said as you get older you can bruise more easily. Also, I have watermelon stomach which is considered a bleeding disorder and they said people with bleeding disorders bruise easily. Sorry I rambled on.
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Posted 20 August 2007 - 06:21 PM

My daughter bruises very easily--more so when she was on Naproxen last year. She has a small "permanent" bruise on her back on her lower spine area. It moves with her skin. Her rheumatologist doesn't think it's related to sclero, and says she herself has one in the same spot. My daughter has been going to weekly gymnastics for a year now, and I noticed it after she started going. She is very thin, and has a fair complexion, which makes them much more noticeable. Her rheumatologist isn't concerned about it, so I try not to worry about it too much.


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Posted 21 August 2007 - 12:34 AM


I know exactly what you mean. My bruises turn into brown marks on my legs and arms. They do not go away and sometimes they stay sore for a long time. If I get a cut or scrape, they are the same, even the small ones. I did ask my Rhuem but she was not too concerned. I am going to ask my general practitioner next visit and will let you know what he says. I don't think it is due to the medicine I take (Norvasc and Synthroid) since I had this before I began any medication. I have been diagnosed with UCTD. Not much help except know you are not alone.


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Posted 21 August 2007 - 01:07 AM

Hi Lizzie,

Yes, I have had this since the beginning of my MCTD. Large and small bruises come up and some leave a permanent bruise look under the skin when gone. From my knee to my foot, my skin almost has a greyish color especially along the upper part of the leg.I hate it. But I don't know of anything that can help it. My blood counts are also ok. Susie54

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 07:29 AM

Thanks for the replies everyone, its nice to know that its not just me!