Post # 1
Within the last year I’ve been getting these horrific bruises. It’s like I lightly bump into something and end up with a black/purple welt (that literally hurts). This has not always been the case, maybe just within the last year or so. Does anyone know why something like this would start occurring?
Post # 3
I get horrible bruises and I usually have no idea how :/ but I have a brittle bone disease and bruising easily is just a side effect so I’m no help sorry though! And hope you figure it out soon!
Post # 4
Heck yes. It’s absolutely insane.
ETA: No idea why I do though.
Post # 5
YES. But I finally realized the other day it’s because I keep running into my coffee table and forgetting about it.
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Post # 7
I’ve always bruised easily. Bad enough that as a kid I was screened for leukemia (did NOT have it). But a sudden change like that is worth mentioning to a doctor.
Post # 8
I tend to bruise like crazy if I’m not getting enough vitamin C. I mean, like bruises the size of a baseball on my thigh.
Post # 9
@KTBanana: Good article, thanks for sharing. I was starting to feel like something was wrong with me! I’m 27, so this could easily make sense. Can’t act (or drink! ) like a 21 year old anymore! 😉
@strawbabies: Another great point. I actually avoid Vitamin C as oranges and/or orange juice are a trigger for coldsores for me. Might need to get back on the daily vitamin train.
Thanks ladies. It’s nice to hear I’m not the only one (although I feel bad for you gals too!).
Post # 11
Vitamin C aids in the absorption of iron…maybe there is a correlation?
PS: I’m going to be 28 in a few months so I feel your pain! 🙁
Post # 12
Sometimes. It’s embarassing. My mom bruises too.
Post # 13
My sister does and always has, but I think a sudden change like that is definitely worth mentioning to your doctor.
Post # 14
My FI and I always joke that I “bruise like a peach”. I’m also super clumsy, which doesn’t help, and my skin is so pale that everything shows up. Not the best combination. 🙂
I’ve always bruised easily though. I used to give blood a lot and I would have a bruise before I left the donation center.