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Black and blue marks

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Does anyone ever experience getting a black and blue mark and not know why you got it or what happened. Yesterday my son said to me, "Mom, what happened to your arm?" I looked and my arm is all black and blue around next to the elbow. I have no idea what happened and I don't remember doing anything (which does happen sometimes). It isn't sore but doesn't look good at all. I was just wondering if anyone has experienced this.


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Hi Gigi,


This happens to me all the time and I seldom know what caused it. Weird, isn't it? I mentioned it to my doctor and he just gave me the mmmm-hmmm answer. :lol:


Warm, but gentle hugs,

Jeannie McClelland

(Retired) ISN Director of Support Services

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International Scleroderma Network

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Hi Gigi ,


I, too, get horrible black and blue marks and I don't have Sclero. Are you thin? I was told that it had to do with aging and your skin gets thinner with less fat and padding under the top layers. I have a really dark 50 cent size one on the top of my hand.....have no clue how or why. I know that my blood work is all normal, too.


Take care, Everyone.


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Thanks Jeannie and Margaret for your response.


Margaret - I am thinner now but have been for 9 years. I lost 35 pounds and have kept if off for 9 years. I am aging though! (-:

I did call the doctors. office because my husband was very concerned for as big as the black and blue mark was and it didn't hurt. They told me it is probably from the medrol. I have an appointment in 2 weeks.


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