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What causes frequent bruising?

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Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2012

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Posted on Mon, 24 Jul 2017 in General Health
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.
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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