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What causes small round bruises on upper arm?

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Dr. Saumya Mittal


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Posted on Sat, 30 Aug 2014 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi
Should I be concerned about the appearance of three small round bruises on my upper arm? Didn't do anything to cause them that I know of.
Thanks for any answer
Answered by Dr. Saumya Mittal 19 minutes later
Brief Answer:
suggest a platelet count and pt/inr

Detailed Answer:
I am assuming from the query that you are on no medications.
I think that a bruise that had no prior cause like an injury needs to be tested.
I would suggest a platelet count and pt/inr.
Meanwhile initiate Folate, Vit C and Vit B supplementation.

Best of luck
Dr Mittal
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