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What causes frequent bruising?

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Posted on Mon, 24 Jul 2017
Question: i am taking the calcium you suggested. hope it will help. one question i have. I bruise very easy. Is there a vitamin i need to take.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (35 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Vitamin K

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

The cause of easy bruising should first be worked up.

Platelet counts, BT (Bleeding Time), CT (Clotting Time) should be found. Mal absorption and dietary deficiency can lead to vitamin K deficiency which can lead to easy bruising.

However supplementation with vitamin K without knowing the cause should be avoided.


Wishing you best of health

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What causes frequent bruising?

Brief Answer: Vitamin K Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome I appreciate your concern The cause of easy bruising should first be worked up. Platelet counts, BT (Bleeding Time), CT (Clotting Time) should be found. Mal absorption and dietary deficiency can lead to vitamin K deficiency which can lead to easy bruising. However supplementation with vitamin K without knowing the cause should be avoided. Wishing you best of health Thanks