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What causes easy bruising in an elderly person?

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Dr. Manjunath Metri

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Practicing since :2005

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Posted on Tue, 29 Aug 2017 in Lump
Question: I am 77 years old and in relatively good health but I am having terrible problems with bruises. What can be done to reduce these.
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Answered by Dr. Manjunath Metri 15 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Please investigate

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to HealthcareMagic..
I thank you for posting your query here..

I read your question completely and have understood it well enough..

Please note.
1. Bruising Is commonly encountered problem in elderly people especially when on drugs like Antiplatelets, Steroids etc

2. But, the drugs that you are consuming are safe.

3. Suggest you these few things..
A. Please avoid minor trauma.
Most of the times it's the minor trauma causing such a problem

2. Please get your coagulation profile tested.
Pt, aPtt and INR.
This tells us the coagulation problems if any.

Please get back to me with reports..

Hope this helps you..
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Or you can close the question and rate..
Take care..
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