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Symmetrical bruises appeared on the back of heels. No medical history. Reason?

My partner had nearly symmetrical bruises which appeared on the back of his heels the other evening. They are nearly gone as of tonight which is only 2 nights after the initial appearance. There was no pain related to or around the bruises. We are uncertain whether or not to be concerned. He is 35 years old and in exceptional health with no pre existing conditions. There is no history of nor current substance abuse . He is not a smoker. Any suggestions? Michael
Asked On : Thu, 6 Dec 2012
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Thanks for writing to us.
Spontaneous appearance of bruises without any history of injury in the area can be due to many factors like anti inflammatory intake, autoimmune disorders, platelet dysfunction, viral illness, etc. He needs to consult a physician to find out the cause.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Fri, 7 Dec 2012
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