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2 Potential Tendency to Bruise Easily Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Cushing Syndrome

    Cushing Syndrome is a hormonal disorder. The cause is long-term exposure to too much cortisol, a hormone that the adrenal gland makes. Sometimes, taking synthetic hormone medicine like corticosteroids to treat an inflammatory disease leads to Cushing's syndrome.

    Recovery depends on treatment method

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, headache, depressed mood, weight gain, back pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Macrophage Activation Syndrome

    Macrophage Activation Syndrome is a rare, but life-threatening disease caused by rheumatic diseases like Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and Still disease.

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, fever, new headache, diarrhea, irritability
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Tendency to Bruise Easily

  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Have you had any changes in your weight?
  • Q.Do you have any issues with bruising?

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Tendency to Bruise Easily Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced tendency to bruise easily have also experienced:

    • 8% Fatigue
    • 2% Headache
    • 2% Severe Fatigue
  • People who have experienced tendency to bruise easily had symptoms persist for:

    • 64% Over a Month
    • 10% Two Weeks to a Month
    • 10% One to Two Weeks
  • People who have experienced tendency to bruise easily were most often matched with:

    • 27% Cushing Syndrome
    • 25% Macrophage Activation Syndrome
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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