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Blood and urine tests for easy bruising - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi xxxx
User :   sorry problem with my net
User :   i was sharing that the swelling in my toes hurts
User :   but not the brusie marks
Doctor :   ok
User :   it just stays and disappear on its own
Doctor :   need to ask you more questions before I can get to the root cause xpuser123#: of why you get bruised so easily xpuser123: You may need to undergo a few blood and urine tests too.
Doctor :   THis was the last chat transcript
User :   my platelet count is normal . I did a blood test last month
Doctor :   What other tests did you get done?
User :   just the blood test
Doctor :   only for platelets?
User :   could it be Vit K deficiency?
Doctor :   platelet count that is
Doctor :   Vit K def/ Vit c Def do cause easy bruising
Doctor :   There are other possibilities for the bruising
Doctor :   I need to ask you a few more questions
Doctor :   how long have you had this problem for?
User :   the worry is that sometimes i do not know that i have hurt myself, only after i get the bruise that i think perhaps i might have hurt myself
Doctor :   ok
User :   this has been since school days
Doctor :   How old are you and what work do you do?
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems?
Doctor :   Do you have an internet problem?
User :   I am 25 yrs old. I work with an NGO, requires a lot of travelling. I do not have other health problems
Doctor :   could you Pls tell me what other health problems you have.
Doctor :   sorry
Doctor :   Have you ever taken any medication/consulteed a doctor for this problem?
User :   not much health problem than these
Doctor :   Pls ignore the first question
User :   well.. not really.
Doctor :   who recommended the blood test for you?
User :   i used to have a problem with nose bleeding but that got resolved by itself during school days.
Doctor :   Ok. xxxx, when you got the blood test done
User :   i take painkillers almost every month for my menstrual cramps thats the only medication i am dependant on.
Doctor :   what other tests were done other than platelet count?
User :   ultrasound
Doctor :   Do you bleed a lot if you cut yourself accidentaly- like say in the kitchen?
User :   because of a history of cyst in the left ovary
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   I mean In the blood test sub sction- was hemoglobin, white blood cell count or anything else also done?
User :   yes all that but i do not have it at the moment. The Doc said everything is normal.
Doctor :   ok
User :   are the bruise normal .. its like purplish in color and turns blue and finally fades away. it doesn't obstruct my functioning in any way but was wondering if there could be an underlying problem
Doctor :   Now xxxx, easy bruising usually indicates a bleeding disorder -
Doctor :   tell me if your Bleeding time and clotting time tests were also done
User :   no
User :   but if i have a cut it doesn't bleed for long..
Doctor :   do you bleed a lot when you prick yourself/ cut accidentally?
User :   only this what do u call them 'internal bleeding?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   You need to get your Bleeding time/ Clotting time tests done as well-
User :   and the platelet count anyway is normal .. its confusing. Do i need to go for further test?
User :   ok
User :   ok thanks for the advice
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Just one more question
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you feel that you have gained weight, have back aches/ head aches?
User :   oh..ok now i remember more problems.. when i was working in chhattisgarh i had a low BP problem. I have in fact lost weight. back ache..well it comes n goes. headache is not much of a problem..
Doctor :   ok
User :   low BP problem was almost 2 years ago. I went to donate blood and they refuse to take blood from me saying i am sligt anaemic but i guess anaemia is a problem with most indian women. (this was in 2005)
Doctor :   XXXXXXXX if you can pls get the Bleeding and clotting tests done
Doctor :   and get back to me as soon as you can
User :   ok.. i get back 2 u through this site?
Doctor :   I can then give you the best possible solution after that.
Doctor :   and yes you can get back to me on this site
User :   ok.. any registration number of stuff like that because if someone else comes online than i would need to ecplain the whole problem again?
User :   thanks
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