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Tendency to Bruise Easily Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions

Understand your tendency to bruise easily symptoms, including 7 causes and common questions.

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7 Possible Tendency To Bruise Easily Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced tendency to bruise easily. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

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.

Rarity: Ultra rare

Top Symptoms: fatigue, fever, new headache, diarrhea, irritability

Urgency: Hospital emergency room

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.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: fatigue, headache, depressed mood, weight gain, back pain

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Immune thrombocytopenia

Platelets are tiny cells in the blood that help form blood clots and seal minor cuts and wounds. Immune thrombocytopenia, also known as immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), is a condition where there are not enough platelets in the blood, causing easy bruising and tiny reddish purple dots on the skin from bleeding under the surface.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: being severely ill, rectal bleeding, red stool, unexplained/excessive bleeding from cuts or wounds, unexplained bruising

Symptoms that always occur with immune thrombocytopenia: being severely ill

Urgency: Primary care doctor

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Hemophilia b

Hemophilia is a genetic disorder caused by missing or dysfunctional proteins, called factors, that are responsible for clotting blood and preventing excessive bleeding.

There are two main types of hemophilia — hemophilia A and hemophilia B. Although the two types have very similar signs and symptoms...

Ehlers-danlos syndrome

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a rare inherited disorders that weakens connective tissues that support skin, bones, blood vessels, and other organs. This condition can result in the ability to overextend and easily dislocate joints, and in chronic pain in some people.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: unexplained bruising, slow wound healing, delayed ability to walk

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is also called acute lymphocytic leukemia or ALL. It is a cancer that starts in the bone marrow where new white blood cells, or lymphocytes, are formed. Normal white blood cells are blocked and cancerous cells formed instead, causing the symptoms of the disease.

This blood cancer, or leukemia, can spread quickly through the bloodstream to other organs in the body.

ALL is caused by a genetic abnormality, which can be hereditary or can be acquired through overexposure to radiation. The disease is most common in young children and most are cured after treatment.

Symptoms include fatigue; shortness of breath; fever; aching extremities; unexplained bruising; and tiny red spots under the skin (petechiae.)

ALL can start and spread quickly, so it is important for the patient to see a medical provider at the earliest symptoms.

Diagnosis is made through blood tests and bone marrow tests.

Treatment involves some combination of chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. Stem cell transplantation may be an option following the chemotherapy.

Rarity: Ultra rare

Top Symptoms: fatigue, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, fever, severe fatigue

Symptoms that never occur with acute lymphoblastic leukemia: inflamed throat

Urgency: In-person visit

Side-effect(s) of chemotherapy

Unfortunately, chemotherapy has many side-effects, ranging from hair loss to fatigue to nausea. This occurs because the treatment affects not only diseased cells but also healthy cells.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: fatigue, loss of appetite, arthralgias or myalgias, dizziness, sore throat

Symptoms that never occur with side-effect(s) of chemotherapy: headache resulting from a head injury

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Tendency To Bruise Easily

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

  • Do you have any issues with bruising?
  • Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Do you have a blood pressure cuff that you could use to take your blood pressure?
  • Have you noticed a decrease in your libido or sex drive?

The above questions are also covered by our A.I. Health Assistant.

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions

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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% Nausea

People who have experienced tendency to bruise easily were most often matched with:

  • 46% Macrophage Activation Syndrome
  • 30% Immune Thrombocytopenia
  • 23% Cushing Syndrome

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

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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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.