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Have unexplained bruises on different parts of body. Have artery, stroke issues, on blood thinners

My mother, 85, with artery and stroke issues, on blood thinners and diaretics to name a few, recently has been getting many unexplained bruises on different parts of her body. It has been noticed that there would be pain prior and then later somewhere in that location a bruise will appear. What would I investigate as possible problems.
Asked On : Mon, 19 Nov 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
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Unexplained bruising once in while is understandable but if occurs frequently should be investigated thoroughly since it can indicate an underlying medical condition or ailment. it has been observed that bruises are often observed more on women than men. Women often complain of bruising on legs, thighs, buttocks and upper arms. Thinner people are more prone to bruising as they lack the fat cushion that helps prevent injury. It may also be due to deficiency of vitamin C, vitamin B12, folic acid and vitamin K.

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