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Some painful bruises on body. Blood vessels breaking themselves. Stressful. Is this possible?

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Of late Im finding some painful bruises here and there on my body, without actually remembering the actual incident or an injury. Is it possible that it is happenng without an external injury, sort of blood vessels breaking by themselves.
Very stressful lifestyle
Posted Tue, 5 Nov 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Shanthi.E 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
yes, it is possible

Detailed Answer:

Yes, it is possible to get spontaneous bruises all over your body without an external injury.

This is mostly due to a disorder in the blood. Commonest being low iron content in the blood. Others can be prolonged bleeding time (BT), and problems in blood coagulation profile.

I would request you to get these basic blood tests done:

Serum Iron
Coagulation profile including PT, APPT, INR

These would rule out most of the problems.

Also, be sure that you did not take any medication, without noticing. As few medications, can also cause this bruising.

Try and reduce the stress.

Hope this helps you.

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