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Having unexplained bruising on the body, severe weight loss. Suggestions?

Hi. I have an oncologist testing my blood because I hve had severe unexplained huge brusing covering my body along with weight loss of 80lbs over the last 9 months, without dieting or changing my lifestyle. I got the bloodwork done yesterday and this morning woke up to a huge bruise from where she took my blood but also red dot and lines within the bruise. I have never seen this with any of my other unexplained bruises. Is this normal?
Asked On : Mon, 17 Sep 2012
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Unexplained weight loss and Bruising as your blood and other investigations are going on there has to be some reason for it.
Bruising may due to abnormality in platelets numbers or quality of platelets.( Thrombocytopenia, Thrombocytosis or thromboasthenia).
Some kind of coagulation or capillary problems.
Because of sufficient pressure for adequate time may not be applied from where blood was withdrawn some amount leaked in to sub cutaneous tissue.
Every thing depend on your test results.
I hope some treatable cause comes and you may recover
Good Luck
Answered: Mon, 17 Sep 2012
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