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Unexplained bruise on arms and legs. Normal blood test report. What is happening?

hi doc. im jamila from philippines i just wana ask bec... i had an unexplained bruises in my arms legs but i dont take medicines, vitamins and dont drink alcohols and then when i take a lab test.. a cbc test on the hospitals and the result is done then the doctor said its normal but i dont have any dieases but there still a bruises and i dont know what is this but still i keep worry even thou the result of the blood test is normal
Asked On : Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

A simple CBC may not identify the cause of bruising. Further investigations including PT, aPTT, etc should be done. What is the platelet count. Please consult your doctor for further investigations to find out the exact cause of bruising.
Does any body else in the family have bruising as well?

Continue to ask further queries as required.
Hope this helps.
Take care.

Dr Y V Siva Sankara Murty,
Associate Professor,
Answered: Wed, 19 Jun 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Guru's  Response

Unexplained bruises on arms, legs can occur because of different conditions like ITP (Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura), Henoch Scholein purpura(HSP), some anti-blood clotting drugs, aging, thombocytopenia from various other causes, some kind of infections and many more. In order to identify the particular cause, you need to undergo a physical examination and few other investigations apart from CBC.

Take Care!
Answered: Wed, 19 Jun 2013
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