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Good morning to all of you who are signed on this A.M. I have asked this question before and didn't get much of a response, so I thought I would try again. I keep getting these huge bruises on my legs. One comes and goes and another appears. Do any of you experiance this?

 

Jackie S.

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Hi Pamella, I did check out the meds that can cause bruising and I am not on any of those at the present time. My rheumatologist doesn't seem to be to concerned about it, I just wondered if anyone else has experianced this. I really watch to make sure it's not me causing them by bumping into things. Thanks so much for your reply.

 

Jackie S.

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Hi Jackie, I also get large bruises, they take an age to disappear, in fact they never quite do. I had my hands clasped the other day and ended up with bruises between my fingers. and I currently have a whole finger which is a wonderful purple/blue colour following a slight knock to it. In my case I think a lot of it is down to the huge amounts of vasodilators I have- 120 mgs of Cardene per day plus Iloprost I/V for 5 days every few weeks (still have icy hands though!) My rheumatologist has done the ususal blood checks which were Ok and seems unconcerned.

Lizzie

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Thank you Sherrion and Lizzie, I believe I have been tested for Diabetes and it was neg., also any of the meds I'm on now do not cause bruising. So we'll see, I guess if the doctor's aren't worried, I shouldn't be either.

 

Jackie S.

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Jackie,

Have you had your blood checked for its "clotting ability"? When you get cut, do you bleed a lot? Some people's blood doesn't clot as well as others leading to heavy bleeding and bruising. I take warfarin (coumadin) which is an anticoagulant, so therefore I bruise easy and big.

 

Just a thought.

 

Big Hugs,


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Hi Janey, no, I haven't had my blood checked for blood clotting, and I truly do not know if I bleed alot when cut. I am usually out when I have any type of surgery and I haven't cut myself lately, so I really don't know. Thank you for your reply.

 

Jackie S.

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Hi :) I have a lot of bruising on my legs. They are painful and I can feel the calcinosis under them. My rheumatologist suggested cortisone shots. HA! That would be more painful since the bruising spots have no fat under the skin and it's bone. Sometimes it feels like they are burning from the inside and someone is hitting them with a hammer. He did prescribe dicofenac, a topical cream for the pain. Works okay but the pain is constant. Staying off my legs helps a little. Crazy how this disease manifests. Hope you feel better!


CarriePan :fairy:

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Hello CarriePan

 

Sorry about the calcinosis, thankfully I don't have it but know from others how painful it is and how difficult it is to conceal.

 

Take care.


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