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31 year old having reddish bruises on the legs without injury. History of low iron count

I am a female 31 years old. 5ft 5in 150lbs. I woke up and had large bruises all over my legs. There were no signs of them the night before or if there were I did not notice them. They are purple in appearance and have some red in them. They were more red when i noticed them. Bright red and have turned more purple now. No majors known health problems. When I was pregnant over ten years ago I did have low iron count and have to take pills. Have no history of bruising easily either.Thank you for your time it is well appreciated
Asked On : Thu, 11 Oct 2012
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Low iron - now or before - has nothing to with bruises. They all change colour with time - doesn't mean anything in particular .
If they are large or many- as you suggest - the best thing will be to see doctor - you need to work up for a bleeding disorder. Sometimes, we may not be able to find out - but it is better to have it investigated. Often, we forget a minor injury, that could have been responsible.
Good luck
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