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Large purple bruise below the thumb, sore throat and blocked nose, are they related ?

I have noticed this morning a large bruise that has come up on the palm of my hand on the fatty bit below the thumb . I haven t knocked my hand and cannot think of an explination for this bruise. I also recently had a simlar bruise appear on the back of my leg just behind the knee . Again it was unexplained and the bruise was large and almost purple in colour. I am 24 and healthy and do not take any medications. I also noted that I have recently been feeling very tired despite getting plently of sleep and have been suffering with a blocked nose and sore throat for some weeks and didnt know if the two things are related?
Asked On : Thu, 3 May 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello there,
There are many causes for a bruise to appear; like
certain medications which interfere with the clotting mechanism like aspirin, warfarin etc,
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura,
Liver disorders like cirrhosis etc. In your case, history of trauma , drug intake is ruled out.
Any history of fever , night sweats or unexplained weight loss?
Any history of bleeding disorders in the family?
Any history of thyroid disorders?
I would suggest you visit your physician and get yourself examined and investigated. Investigations like CBC (complete blood count),Hemoglobin, RBC, WBC,TC, DC, ESR, PLATELET count, BLEEDING TIME, CLOTTING TIME, PROTHROMBIN TIME(PT/INR), LIVER FUNCTION TEST.
At this point I don't think the bruise, sorethroat and blocked nose are related. I think after the investigation results, we might be able to come to a diagnosis. For the blocked nose and sorethroat, you could try warm saline gargles, drink plenty of warm water, Steam inhalation.
Hope this helps. Get well soon :)
Answered: Thu, 3 May 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Kamal Kishore Bandil's  Response
Hello Fay,
Welcome here on hcm.
These two thing are not related.
What you called bruise they are patecheal hemorrhage usually caused due to deficiency of Vit C.
So consult your GP.
Answered: Thu, 3 May 2012
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