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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Tendency to Bruise Easily

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced tendency to bruise easily. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.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:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, fever, new headache, diarrhea, irritability
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  2. 2.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
  3. 3.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.

    This is a complex condition that requires consultation from a doctor to determine its course.

    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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  4. 4.Hemophilia b

    Hemophilia B is an inherited (genetic) disorder which causes the blood to have a deficiency or absence of coagulation factor IX, which is a protein that is needed to create blood clots. This can result in bleeding that starts on its own, or uncontrollable bleeding after trauma or surgery.

    Lifelong condition.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    spontaneous shoulder pain, difficulty moving the shoulder, rectal bleeding, unexplained/excessive bleeding from cuts or wounds, prolonged bleeding
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.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.

    EDS is a chronic, not life-threatening condition.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    unexplained bruising, slow wound healing, delayed ability to walk
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  6. 6.Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

    Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) is a cancer of the white blood cells. This disease most commonly affects children between the ages of 2-5 years, and is a much more rare disease in adults. People with this disease get sick very rapidly. First, they feel fatigue and dizziness, and eventually the disease leads to bone marrow failure.

    Prognosis is highly variable and dependent on the individual, so a consultation from an oncologist is required.

    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
  7. 7.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.

    This is likely to last the duration of your treatment; however, symptoms can be managed with other medications.

    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

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

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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 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:

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