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Bruises on the thighs without any injury. Have sore throat. Family history of melanoma and colon cancer. Need immediate care?

Hi! I just changed into my pajamas and noticed that I have many (somewhere around 15) small bruises on the insides and backs of my thighs. In the past few days, I have done nothing that might cause these. It s happened a few times in the past, but not often. A few days ago, I started having a sore throat and I was wondering if there could be any corrolation. I cannot remember if the last time this happened was during a time at which I had a sore throat. So far, no unexplained bruising has occured on my stomach, back, chest , etc and very rarely on my arms (though I assume that it s only unexplained because I don t remember hitting something). However, the bruises which have just appeared are not in any place I would bump into. I m a 21 year old otherwise healthy female. The only concering aspect of my medical history is that my mother, my half-sister, and my grandfather on my father s side have all died from cancer . Two cases of melanoma and one of colon cancer. Could the bruising be a result of my sore throat? Or should I be seeing a doctor?
Asked On : Mon, 24 Sep 2012
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welcome to HCM!
SPONTANEOUS BRUISES point towards some bleeding disorder,coagulation defect or thrombocytopenia that is reduced platelet count.
Certain viral infections that cause sore throat may also cause platelet to fall resulting in spontaneous bleeding.They are not related to cancer but you must see a doctor get examined and tested for platelet count and coagulation profile.
hope this will help you!take care!

Answered: Thu, 19 Sep 2013
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